Avoiding (crash and) burnout

  • Morning Plenary

Presenter(s): Rachael Roberts

sponsored by ETAS

ELT has always been a demanding profession, but, increasingly, teachers and managers are under so much pressure that they are at risk of burning out and even crashing out of teaching altogether. Having burned out myself not once, but twice in my career as an ELT teacher, manager, trainer and writer, the second time finally prompted me to start approaching life differently. This process led me to train as a counsellor and, more recently, set up a coaching business to help others make similar changes.

In this plenary I will help you recognize the sometimes-subtle signs of impending burnout – in yourself and in others- and go through a series of ways to deal with stress effectively in order to avoid burnout. We will look at both practical actions you can take, and at how to shift your mindset and eventually perhaps even the culture of your workplace.

  • 2021 Annual Conference Presenters’ Materials