Last week, I was approached by another blogger named Maria Stefanova at Music, Teaching, and Parenting. She is working on a new blog post titled “Surviving the Beginning of the School Year Stress.” What teacher doesn’t need these tips? I guess the teachers that know how to deal with stress effectively do not need them. If you are one of the stress-less teachers, we need your tips too so please comment and share your ideas too! 🙂
Maria’s purpose in reaching out to me was to collaborate. First and foremost, I am honored. So I say thank you for thinking of me, and offering this opportunity, Maria. Secondly, I am really interested in what other teachers have to say about this topic. She has chosen to interview a variety of teachers to compose this exciting and upcoming post I am sure will be useful for all teachers.
You will be able to read this post on Maria’s Site next week so please return here to access her site. Or visit and join Music, Teaching, and Parenting now to have direct access to her site when the article posts.
I offer three tips to surviving beginning of the school year stress:
- Pre-Plan (Be Pro-Active) – You already know that back to school is a stressful time of year. Take a moment to consider what causes you the most stress.
- Pamper Yourself – I am a huge believer in taking care of oneself first. That does not mean neglect your friends or family. It just means to have a little “me” time. Pamper yourself.
- Contact Families Early – My sole purpose for this is to build relationships with the families. Nothing causes more stress than an unfriendly family member of one of your students.
This is just a little taste of what you’ll get when you visit Maria’s site to learn all the ways to avoid the stress and relieve the stress we teachers fight during the first few weeks of school .
In the meantime, as we continue to grow and renew our passion for teaching, take a few moments to consider how you prevent or reduce stress, and share some of those tips here. I am still working on how to leave work on time everyday. 🙂