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Teacher Burnout Unveiled: A Conversation with Brittany Blackwell

The demands on teachers seem to grow endlessly. There always seem to be curriculum changes, standardized testing, and all the challenges that have come along with the past few years. Teachers today are facing very high levels of exhaustion, stress, and burnout. So, what can we do to help prevent and manage this stress and burnout?

Teacher burnout and sustainability strategist Brittany Blackwell joins us to share all about teacher burnout. She offers invaluable insights and strategies to help educators navigate these turbulent times by getting to the root cause of burnout and offering practical approaches to help teachers refresh their minds, bodies, and souls.

In this episode, Brittany is breaking down the primary causes of teacher burnout, the brain science behind stress, coping strategies for educators, and how to recognize the early warning signs of stress and overwhelm.

Episode Highlights:

06:11 The primary causes of teacher burnout and how this impacts educators both personally and professionally

12:04 The psychological and physiological mechanisms behind stress

20:38 – Effective coping strategies educators can use to help mitigate the effects of stress

29:48 – How educators can recognize early warning signs of burnout in themselves and what steps they can take to address it before it becomes just too overwhelming

33:29 – What systematic changes are necessary to address and prevent teacher burnout on a broader scale

Our Guest on This Episode:

teacher-burnoutBrittany Blackwell, M.Ed., is an award-winning special educator and teacher burnout & sustainability strategist from South Carolina. With over thirteen years of experience in elementary and middle school classrooms, Brittany has become an expert in addressing teacher burnout. She is also the host of the popular podcast “The Resilient Teacher Podcast”.

Brittany is passionate about empowering teachers and educational leaders to prioritize their mental health. She helps them develop personalized sustainability and burnout recovery plans, reducing stress and creating the fulfilling lives they’ve always dreamed of. Through her digital approach, which includes automation, digital planning, vision planning, and sustainable strategies, Brittany has reached thousands of educators worldwide.

You may know Brittany as “MsPrincessTeach” on TikTok, where her social media following grew through her fast-paced, lighthearted tutorials and relatable real-life experiences. She offers teachers actionable strategies, personalized coaching, mindset shifting, and digital resources to create their own Individualized Burnout Recovery Plan. By reducing stress and automating mundane tasks, Brittany enables educators to prevent burnout and maximize fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives.

You can check out the Teaching Mind Body and Soul website, listen to The Resilient Teacher Podcast, and follow Brittany on Instagram @teachingmindbodyandsoul and TikTok @msprincessteach. You can get your next steps to burnout recovery in her quiz or email her at [email protected].

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