California Educator

August 2014

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By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Stress is soaring among educators, according to a recent MetLife survey, resulting in high blood pressure, ulcers, depression, headaches and heart disease. It also aff ects students, who become more anxious when school staff are tightly wound. Admittedly, there is plenty to be stressed about. "You might say it's a perfect stress storm," says Melissa Rogers, a math and science teacher at Madrid Middle School in El Monte who off ers stress relief workshops at CTA conferences. "You have new standards, a lack of curriculum, Smarter Balanced Assessments and new technology." P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y S C O T T B U S C H M A N L E S S S T R E S S Begin Your Year With Learning T R T R T S T R T R T R E S E S E S E S S S S S S S S S S S "I'm totally stressed out." — Is that your usual state of mind? It's a brand-new year, so why not try some new coping skills for a happier, healthier you? Best practice 41

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