Resilience: Radiolab on Stress
I can’t stress enough how important it is to manage your stress levels. I swear, the moment kids pick up on the fact that you are stressed, they turn into piranha. It’s like they smell blood. So, getting a good handle on personal and professional stress is vital to excellent teaching.
One place to begin is to really have a good understanding of what your body is doing when it is ‘stressed. I found this marvelous piece on stress through public radio’s ‘Radiolab.’ It’s truly one of my favorite radio shows, and if you are a teacher and not aware of Radiolab, you really should treat yourself to an episode.