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- Practicing Self-Care in the Midst of Chaos - August 31, 2020
- Do the Work: Equity Symposium for Teachers - August 23, 2020
- Universities Collaborate on the Biggest Experiment in Higher Ed: Reopening - August 3, 2020
- The Day of Teacher Self-Care is Happening August 1, 2020 - July 21, 2020
- Do the Work: A Conversation Around Anti-Racist Teaching in K-12 Schools - June 14, 2020
- My Daughter Has Found Her Passion Using Getty Unshuttered - May 11, 2020
- Dear Teachers of the Arts: The World Still Needs You - April 30, 2020
- Urban Districts Warn That 275,000 Teacher Jobs Could Be At Risk Due to COVID-19 - April 30, 2020
4. 6 Ways to Stop Taking Work Home to Your Family by Franchesca Warren
If someone told me 11 years ago that I could still be a teacher and not take home any papers to grade, lesson plans to write, or parents to call, I would never have believed them. How can teachers not take any work home? That’s part of the unwritten portions of a teacher contract of being a teacher– to be willing to work long hours for which you are hardly ever reimbursed. So just like I described in Keep the Fire Burning: Avoiding Teacher Burnout, I almost worked myself into a nervous breakdown after only teaching for five years. But about 6 years ago, I had an epiphany of sorts one night as I graded 150 essays debating the guilt in the cult classic The Crucible. It was eleven o’clock and I HAD to have the essays back to the kids within a week. However, due to all of the mistakes I was finding in the papers, I had only graded ten in a three hour period.
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