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Pointers of saving your teachers voice

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 28 October 2021, 11:35 SAST
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By Mike Anderson

Are we losing our voice as teachers? It's no big deal, we lost ours long ago. (Kidding!) But losing your teacher's voice, well, that’s a true occupational hazard. Teaching without a voice is like driving with your eyes closed.

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Helping students cope with a difficult year

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 28 October 2021, 10:00 SAST
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These unresolved traumas can affect memory and concentration, putting students at risk for lowered levels of academic performance. Teachers—many traumatized themselves—are on high alert for students who show signs of trauma, like difficulty sitting still, irritability, emotional volatility, and difficulty regulating their emotions, plus withdrawal, avoidance, and constant fatigue

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5 Quick stress busters for teachers

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 26 October 2021, 09:25 SAST
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By Mandy Froehlich

Stress can disrupt our nervous system, and if we don’t take time for a reset, the feeling may continue to snowball. There are many methods to help us deal with stress and build a more resilient system when we aren’t in the classroom.

Usually, these things are seen as something you do outside of school. These are things like going for a run or spending extra time laughing with a friend. But what happens when you’re feeling anxious in the middle of the day? What strategies will work at the moment when you feel overwhelmed? We can’t always wait until we get home or for when our students leave to take a moment to reset.

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Why does teacher well-being matter?

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 15 October 2021, 14:00 SAST
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Teachers are increasingly faced with the pressure to provide educational experiences that prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing society. In addition to meeting curriculum requirements, teachers are almost always expected to lead and implement numerous initiatives to better equip students and increase educational outcomes.

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Stepping into the classroom of your first teaching job is the most joyful yet sobering point in your teaching career. It’s the moment when you realize that every decision you make, big and small, will have a real impact on the lives of other humans. You’ve spent years learning how to teach, and now it’s time to teach your students how to learn.

Feeling the gravity of this responsibility can be daunting, but focusing on a few simple principles will ease the stress of adjusting to your new role and ensure that you teach confidently from the start.


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