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Monday, September 13, 2010

Causes of Teacher Stress and Solutions

by Cathery

1 Overcrowded Classroom

The stress: More students means more work. Teachers have to care about all of them and be responsible for their future.

Solution: Divide the students into groups and name a leader. The leader  will take care of the group; he or she should deal with the problem first before   reporting it to the teacher. Group members will learn from each other and share   their knowledge. They can conduct discussion for what they feel confused of.

overcrowded classroom

2 Grading Paper

The stress: Teachers have to grade homework, test and class work. This will   often lead to heavy workload and make teachers work till midnight.

Solution: Online testing comes to be popular. Teachers can use software to   make tests and students can take them online and then the tests will be   automatically graded. In  this field, Quiz Creator can do a great job. So,   propose to schools to purchase online test software for every teacher.

Paper Stack

3 Administrative Paperwork

The stress: Teachers have to hand in numerous reports to their superiors. Often, these reports are just for back-check, but they have to collect much   information in order to write these reports.

Solution: Negotiate with the superiors before writing the reports and find   out if something else can replace with reports. Such as, teacher can make small   presentations instead of reports or let the student collect information for them   if reports are really needed.

adminstrative paper

4 Meeting with Parents

The stress: Angry faces of the parents are the one of the most challenging things.

Solution: The reason why the parents are angry is that they worry about   their kids. They think their kids may not be educated as well as they should be. In this situation, a report that can prove what you have done is very important, show them what you have done and promise that you will do a lot more to educate   their kids better.

Parents Meeting

5 Challenging Students

The stress: Rebellious students who don't listen to you and do everything   against you make you upset.

Solution: Listen to them. Rebellious students often lack attention and they   do a lot of bad things to get attention on them. So a teacher should show his or   her love for rebellious students and listening is always the best and simplest   way. Teachers can send information like "I care about you" "I want to help you" to the students through just listening.

bored students

The author is an educator who cares about the welfare of teachers.

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