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Courtney Langton

Courtney is an aspiring high school teacher. Her teachables are History and English, but she's happy to teach anything that doesn't involve numbers or formulas. Her particular interest is in promoting gender equity and anti-oppression both in and outside the classroom. She writes a detailed To-Do list every morning, and enjoys nothing more than a good book and a plate of bacon on a rainy Saturday.

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan's primary interest is moral education. His teachable subjects are English and Music. He encourages critical thinking and hopes to teach his students to recognize, and strive for, what is truly important to them without forgetting to be compassionate, tolerant, and open-minded along the way. He likes making analogies and his favourite is one that compares life to jumping on a trampoline.

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Teacher Burnout
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Due to a very nasty viral fever this weekend and four, yes FOUR big assignments all due on Thursday which I have yet to find time to work on, this will be a pretty intensely hectic week. I do have my lesson plan from "The Drum," which makes a very interesting juxtaposition to Jon's lesson plan from the same short story, but I won't have any time to post it until Thursday afternoon. Same goes for two consecutive Gleecaps (*sob*) and several other interesting discussions I had in mind for this week. Boo!

Anyway, that's what real life is about, especially for a teacher. We just have to roll with it. So  in the meantime, I'll ask you, dear readers: What do you do to prevent yourself from burning out? What techniques do you use to get twenty different things done in one week, and how do you preserve your sanity in the process?

I'll post the best of the best in a collaborative list next week-- and I might try some of your tips while I'm at it!

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