QUESTIONNAIRE - reflecting on term 1, 2021 1: What has been the biggest stress points for you (lack of support, lack of direction, high stress levels, feeling lost with behaviour management, so much time searching for resources... not time for myself, other's expectations on me, my own self talk, all my time outside the classroom is taken up with teaching and planning and searching, not having down time...) 2: How has this affected your physical health, mental health, sleep, stress levels, time management, self confidence, passion for teaching, tiredness, your day to day life, relationships, ability to teach...? Teachers in their first few years will spend between 15-30 hours extra per week outside school hours, researching, finding, seeking, testing, creating... which equates to 1200+ hrs per year (not including school holidays) compared to that of teachers with 5+ years experience. 3. What will happen if this continues, without investing and implementing in strategies to help you prevent stress and overwhelm ?
4. To reduce overwhelm and stress, in what areas would you want to want to access strategies right now, to support you and improve your confidence + teaching effectiveness ?
5. Is there an area you would like to add to the list ? (feel free to add anything you like) Teacher burnout rates are at the highest they have ever been. With 50% of teachers leaving in their first 5 years of teaching and universities are not altering how they prepare teachers for real life teaching, to resolve the issue. It is not until you transition to real life teaching as a graduate teacher, that the lack of preparation becomes evident. This puts an extreme amount of stress on new teachers and leaves the responsibility on individuals to manage their burnout and find their own way to navigate the gaps and stress. 6. Given that it appears it is up to you, to prevent your burnout, have you thought about what it could cost you if you don't get support & maintain a balanced life in the busiest years of your career? (mentally, emotionally, stress, relationships, financially, health, ability to teach, sustain your passion, pay off hecs bill, reach your dreams, help change the lives of students......?)
7. Select the items below that you would want in a Mentor program for you ? (multiple choice, select the ones you want in a program for you)
8. What would this give you ? (increase confidence, more time, enjoy being a beginning teacher, more balanced life, feel empowered, feel more competent around peers...)
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. I am dedicated to supporting and mentoring beginning teachers in all areas that YOU need so you can succeed + prevent burnout.
This is your journey, you have worked hard to get here and you deserve success.
You are not alone and you do not need to reinvent the wheel!
I am here to help you achieve your dreams! Rachel xox Send Questionnaire