California Educator

April/May 2020

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"It helps members revive their teaching or determine other career paths that may be more suitable for them at this point in their life," says program facilitator Robin Devitt. "Better yet, a licensed clinical psychologist attends the training to help partic- ipants deal with any personal issues." Byron Greenb erg, an asso ciat e professor and clinical psychologist at Virginia State University, has helped educators in Sur vive and Thrive. "Classroom teachers and college fac- ulty are often 'on fire' for the job when they start — and anything on fire can burn out," Greenberg says. Burnout is defined by the Amer- ican Institute of Stress as a cumulative process marked by emotional exhaustion and withdrawal associated with increased workload and institutional stress. Burnout is not trauma-related but can coexist with compassion fatigue. Teacher burnout usually occurs when an educator feels highly stressed, emotionally exhausted, and cynical or uncaring about what happens to students. According to studies, most educators experience job stress at least two to four times a day, with more than 75 percent of teachers' health problems attributed to stress. While many issues play a role in teacher burnout, common stressors include dwindling school a n d d i st r i c t re s o u r c e s , l o w p ay, changing assessments of student p er form an c e, an d pre ssure from a d m i n i st ra t i o n f o r n o n t e a c h i n g tasks. " There is a myriad of stress- ors for professional educators," says Devitt. "ese tasks far outweigh in hours their average workday. Besides, being a teacher in these economic times can just wear you down." A Survive and rive session is being planned for the fall. If you think you or a colleague could benefit from the program, contact Devitt at for details. e cost of the program is shared evenly by the member's district and CTA. Currently, half of the sabbatical cost is $3,200. " Classroom teachers and college faculty are often 'on fire' for the job when they start — and anything on fire can burn out." —Byron Greenberg, clinical psychologist for Survive and Thrive 47 A P R I L / M AY 2 0 2 0 C APPLY TODAY: call 1-888-758-7946 or visit Mention Priority Code NAABDL Gift Card Bonus Offer* (students not eligible) Plus, a $ 200 For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit Residents of the US and its territories only. See full disclosure for details. * You will qualify for a $200 Gift Card if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. The account must be open and have active charging privileges to qualify for and receive the gift card. Limit 1 gift card per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to customers opening a new account in response to this offer and will not apply to requests to convert existing accounts. Other advertised promotional offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for delivery of the gift card. Offer sponsored by Bank of America. We may substitute an item of equal or greater value and we are not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered merchandise. Federal law prohibits students from receiving the gift card premium. The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. Restrictions apply, see This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. ©2020 Bank of America Corporation 2977217 CC050420 MB0420-AD-CAEDU THE CTA ® CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE ® CREDIT CARD CASH BACK 2 % at grocery stores and wholesale clubs CASH BACK 3 % in the category of your choice CASH BACK 1 % everywhere, every time Earn 2% and 3% cash back on the first $2,500 in combined grocery store/ wholesale club/choice category purchases each quarter, then earn 1%.

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