Managing burnout as an instructor: Opinion

December 3, 2020
Good teaching is emotional work, requiring faculty members to have reserves of patience and ingenuity that are all-too-often depleted, even in normal times, writes Denise K Magner, "but teaching in a pandemic ... means that many academics are feeling even more sapped than usual." Magner has outlined several tips for faculty who are coping with and recouping from burnout. Reflecting on an article from David Gooblar, Magner encourages instructors to remember to take time off to reduce the negative impact of having an "always-on" mindset, to cultivate perspective and interests outside of the teaching profession, and to get an adequate amount of sleep instead of trying to fit extra hours of class-prep time into the night. Chronicle (International)