Finding Hope in the Midst of Midyear Burnout Blues:


My Journey as a Teacher

I must admit, it can be disheartening to feel like you’re doing everything right as a teacher, but still not getting the results you had hoped for halfway through the school year.

However, instead of feeling defeated, I’m challenging you today to take a step back and do my Victim to Victor written exercise.

One thing I’ve realized is that taking care of myself and finding a balance is crucial for being an effective teacher. I can’t give from an empty cup, and it’s okay to prioritize my own well-being and happiness.

Victim to Victor

Here is my 30 Second TurnAround exercise I came up with years ago to help me navigate the midyear burnout blues and reignite my light and my life:

Grab a piece of paper and write down:

“If I were a victim in this situation I find myself in I would _____________.”

Next, fill in the blank with, “If I weren’t a victim, I would ______________.”



In about 30 seconds of filling in these two blanks, you’ll know what you need to know.


Maybe you’ll realize that you’ve been feeling like a victim of the situation, and it’s time to shift your mindset.

Perhaps you’ll recognize that you have the power to make changes and take control of your own happiness and well-being.

It’s a simple exercise, but it can be eye-opening.

Now, let me say this: I know that finding the energy and motivation to reignite your light can feel daunting. It’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of burnout, especially when you have so much on your plate.

But the good news is that there are ways to make a change without completely overhauling your life.

First and foremost, give yourself permission to take a step back and prioritize self-care. It’s okay to take a break and recharge your batteries.

Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup, and taking care of yourself is essential for being the best teacher you can be.

Next, consider seeking support from fellow educators.

You’re not alone in feeling the weight of midyear burnout, and sharing your struggles with others can provide a sense of camaraderie and understanding.

Lean on your colleagues for support and brainstorm ways to create a more positive and inclusive classroom environment.

Finally, don’t be afraid to reassess your approach to teaching.

It’s okay to pivot and try new strategies to engage your students and foster a sense of kindness and compassion in the classroom.

Small changes can make a big difference,
and it’s never too late to shake things up.

So, if midyear burnout has got you feeling like your light has dimmed, remember that you have the power to reignite it.

Take a moment to reflect on your mindset, prioritize self-care, seek support and consider making changes to your approach.

You’ve got this!

And remember, your well-being matters just as much as your students’ success. If your light has dimmed because of so much struggle, then take just 30 seconds and do this little exercise.

Reaching out …

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