Nov 5, 2022Liked by David Thomson

I’ve definitely felt this. Too many students/courses combined with some health issues (which, as you say, can be exacerbated by the teaching loads). I’ve tried to put up better boundaries for nights and weekends but during those busy seasons all bets are off. Sabbaticals are not gifts, they are necessities if we are to remain fresh and engaged in our discipline.

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Oct 30, 2022Liked by David Thomson

If I'm being honest, most of last semester carried a sense of burnout. It was our first semester fully back in the classrooms after online and hybrid classes and it felt like too much. Suddenly re-doing lesson plans, rubrics, and assessments for the third time in as many years, with too many uncertainties about the Big C and...just everything. It felt overwhelming; it was exhausting.

So, I did what I always do. Made sure I was getting enough sleep, tried to get some exercise and eat...better, let's say..., and made sure I was putting time into the other things that matter to me. And while that hasn't fixed everything, it has fixed enough for the moment.

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