Introducing Active Learning in the Classroom

1243 Words Feb 4th, 2018 5 Pages
Burn-out is physical and emotional fatigue resulting from persistent frustration. It can cause a lack of motivation and eventually forces people to leave their current jobs. In the case of teachers, it is especially important to recognize this burn-out because it not only affects instructors but also their students.
Studies show that burned-out people experience “emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment” (Evers, W. G., & Tomic, W., 2003). These studies bring up the point that burn-out is both physical and mental describing emotional fatigue, depersonalization, and limited personal achievement. These effects do not mesh well with the traditional characteristics expected in a teacher. In fact, burn-out contributes to student apathy in many cases. The problem becomes that most burn-out studies lack actual proof of the relationship between the stressors and health concerns. The studies I looked at attempted to solve this problem and establish these connections in order to find a workable solution.

Main Issues
The process of keeping formerly qualified teachers instructing is stated to as retention. The loss of these teachers is called attrition (Dolan, A., 2008). Policies instituted by the administration at many schools influence attrition in different ways (Smith, M., 2012). Teachers…