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Class Dismissed | How Mindfulness and Exercise Can Help You Survive Educator Burnout

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

Originally published by the Class Dismissed podcast hosted by Ortego Creative

8 February 2022

Combatting Burnout

"Let’s face it. Being an educator can be an incredibly daunting task. There’s constantly a demand to “do more” with fewer resources, and COVID has only compounded the stressful work environment in the classroom.

In this episode of Class Dismissed, a former teacher turned burnout coach, Gabby Lubin, discusses mindfulness and exercise techniques that may help prevent or at least mitigate educator burnout.

Lubin believes it’s helpful to have mindfulness and exercise sessions with fellow educators. That’s why she’s spent the last few years building an online community of educators that use her techniques to work through the tough times.

'You don’t have to go about it alone. 'You’re with your peers. You’re taking classes from other educators,' says Lubin. 'And they’re helping support and figure out how to apply this work to your daily life.'

For example, one mindfulness instructor at lightly calls about something she may have experienced in the class recently. So those involved in the session can apply those mindfulness techniques in their lives as a teacher."

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