#espechat Archive


Tuesday April 3, 2018
8:00 PM EDT

  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Gooooood evening everybody! #ESPEchat is back! Hope we got lots to talk about Teacher Burnout and How To Avoid it tonight!
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    I'm Matt Eichel from Winnipeg, Manitoba and I'll be moderating #ESPEchat tonight.
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Please introduce yourself by telling us where you're from, what you teach, and a GIF on how you feel about talking about tonight's topic #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Please make sure to use the hashtag #ESPEchat to join in the conversation.
  • StaciMcGowan18 Apr 3 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    #espechat My name is Staci , I teach in Salisbury MD 3-5th PE !!!!
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hey hey hey #espechat 👋🏼!!! I’m Stephanie Sandino, I teach ms #physed (grades 7/8) in Southern California!
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    What's up everyone! Certainly good to be back! Ross from MD here, K-5 PE. Wrestlemani/#espechat inspired GIF:
  • holben_pe Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    I Matthew holben from South suburb of Chicago and I teach K through 6 PE #espechat
  • bdevore7 Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Brian from GA, HPE District Coordinator #espechat I’ll be in and lurking some. #multitasking
  • E_H_Manuel Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I am a pre-service teacher at Grove City College Majoring in Elementary Education ans Special Education #espechat
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Representing #EPEW2018 in CA. I teack K-6. #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hey Staci! Nice GIF. Love it! Welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @StaciMcGowan18
  • StilleRachael Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hi, my name is Rachael Stille! I'm from Williamsport, PA. I'm a pre-service teaching studying Elementary Education and Special education at Grove City College. #gccedu #espechat
  • missparsons21 Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hey! My name is Abby Parsons, and I'm an elementary education major at Grove City College, but I am from Mars, Pennsylvania! #espechat
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Nate from Ohio ready to learn some tips for dealing with burnout! #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    LOL! Hey Steph! #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • eheard Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Erik Heard from Des Moines, Iowa. K-5th PE #ESPEchat
  • GMeehle Apr 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Geoff from Baltimore, 10 years elementary H/PE, now PE content specialist #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey Matthew. Been there. #espechat
    In reply to @holben_pe
  • J_JonesPE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Maryland!, Teach K-5 PE #espechat
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey Matt...Pete Charrette here from Powder Springs, GA. Looking forward to tonight's chat!!! #ESPEchat
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Becky from the burbs of Chicago. K-8 Instructional Coach. #espechat
  • CoachMuseCES Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Richard Muse, Memphis, K-5 PE. #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey Brian, welcome in. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @bdevore7
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Here from snowy MN. K-4 physical education teacher. #espechat
  • CoachWilliamsPE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    My name is Crystal from TN I teach preK-5 #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    #espechat My name is Mark I teach MS PE in Calumet City, IL
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey Elizabeth! Welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @E_H_Manuel
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Adam, planet Earth, I teach K-5 #physed in Bend, Oregon #espechat
  • missparsons21 Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey! My name is Abby Parsons, and I'm studying elementary and special education at Grove City College, but I'm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hmmm....burnout? #ESPEchat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • MDPhysEd Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Turn off News Channel 8 and focus #espechat
    In reply to @bdevore7
  • tigerwolfeagles Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    #espechat Hi Everyone Peter K-6 Physical Education Teacher in VT
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey Brian!! I saw you in a fancy shmancy suit at #SHAPENashville and never got the chance to say hi!! 😣 #espechat
    In reply to @bdevore7
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Welcome Nate! Hopefully we get some good advice. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @pewithmrc
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Great turnout tonight by the #espechat fam!
  • MrRoosPE Apr 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Tanner from Iowa. Happy to be able to make it to the start of #espechat tonight.
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Welcome Rachel! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @StilleRachael
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Hey #espechat I'm Callen from OHIO. I teach K-6 PE!!!
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Intrigued to hear what everyone has to say. Everyone seems to have such a different personal experience with it. #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Noice! Hopefully not what we do this year or ever. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @eheard
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Definitely how I felt yesterday when I got home! #espechat
    In reply to @eheard
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Welcome in! Hope we can help each other out! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @GMeehle
  • MDPhysEd Apr 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Chris from Baltimore #espechat
  • bdevore7 Apr 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    OMG! You should have tackled me anyway! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Capn's in the house! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CapnPetesPE
  • TimLyngen Apr 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Joining the #espechat from snow-covered MN. K-4 Physical Education teacher.
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hey Richard, welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachMuseCES
  • LydiaIshler Apr 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hi! My name is Lydia. This is my first time on this chat! I am from Pennsylvania and a current student at Grove City College. I am majoring in Elementary and Special Education. Excited to be here!#espechat #gccedu
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hey Mark, hopefully we're not doing that quite yet. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachFoe
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hey Adam! Welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @adamphowell
  • MrsKruegerITC Apr 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hi! Kristen Krueger from Bristow, VA. Instructional Technology Coach K-5. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Watching SmackDown right now...Can't wait for Mania on Sunday! #espechat
    In reply to @TimLyngen
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Hi Callen!! Welcome to Tuesday night #espechat “where it’s at!”
    In reply to @MsPhysEduDP
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Hey Callen! Welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MsPhysEduDP
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Too many gifs to look at! #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Hey Tim winter is almost over...almost...#ESPEchat
    In reply to @TimLyngen
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Welcome Lydia! #espechat
    In reply to @LydiaIshler
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    #espechat
    In reply to @bdevore7
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Alright, Q1 coming up...make sure to use the #ESPEchat hashtag and answer the questions by using A#
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Might be my favorite GIF so far 😂 #espechat
    In reply to @MrsKruegerITC
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Hey Dave! Welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @SommerTimePE
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Looking forward to IC Championship match the most. Balor and Rollins always bring it and the Miz is electric #espechat #WrestleManiaWeek
    In reply to @TimLyngen
  • MDPhysEd Apr 3 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    #ESPEchat Chris from Baltimore with god...
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Q1: Using another GIF, how has your school year gone so far? #espechat (it'll be the last GIF for awhile)
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    K-5 10yr PE teacher here from Springdale, Arkansas. #espechat
  • holben_pe Apr 3 @ 8:13 PM EDT
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    All good. Just soak it up and have fun! Good turnout tonight! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MsPhysEduDP
  • MDPhysEd Apr 3 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Gif. Autocorrects to god. Who knew... #espechat
  • CoachWilliamsPE Apr 3 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Love that GIF. Burnout can scare lots of teachers from even going into the profession. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MrsKruegerITC
  • J_JonesPE Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Good to hear. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachWilliamsPE
  • missparsons21 Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
  • StilleRachael Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
  • CoachMuseCES Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Hey Jonathan! Great to enjoy your job! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @J_JonesPE
  • bdevore7 Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1 first year in the position with a new district! #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1) Year has been challenging, busy and intense, but I wouldn't change anything. Have grown more this year than in any other. #espechat
  • E_H_Manuel Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    I'd have to agree with that GIF for myself too. Good and bad and that's what you have. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @holben_pe
  • GMeehle Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • tigerwolfeagles Apr 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1Exciting #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    As in you're going crazy or just really awesome! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @StilleRachael
  • MrRoosPE Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1: Everything I've done has been new this year and it's... #espechat
  • jazzijeph Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Jasmin from Orlando I teach K-5 #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Hopefully not everyday? #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachMuseCES
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
  • mrb_physed Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Nik Broekemeier, I teach K-3 PE in Quincy IL. First #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Yikes. Learning curve on the job steep? #ESPEchat
    In reply to @bdevore7
  • eheard Apr 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1 My year in review so far... #ESPEchat
  • StaciMcGowan18 Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
  • jhohnke20 Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    #espechat A1: late to the party but it’s been a good year. Not feeling as tired this year as I’ve felt in years past!
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Isn't new stuff really fabulous? #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MrRoosPE
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1 In all seriousness... it started off like this. I promise it looks a lot better now after some self-care tweaks! #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Rich from Chesapeake Bay. Coming in late. #espechat
  • TimLyngen Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1 this sums it up since January anyway #espechat
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1: For me it has been bittersweet. Left the end of January to retire from teaching...but not from physical education!! #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Hey Jasmin! Welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @jazzijeph
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Hey Nik! Self motivation! What we all need! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrb_physed
  • MDPhysEd Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    #espechat A1 crazy, fast, can't fit it all in mode
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Hey Joel! Not too late, welcome in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @jhohnke20
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    It can get that way really quick, but you're an all star Steph. You can do it! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
  • MrsKruegerITC Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    This year has been great! I really love my job! #espechat #Timberwolvesrock #Springtwitterchallenge @AndrewBuchheit
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Can relate. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachMuseCES
  • LydiaIshler Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A1: School so far #espechat
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    #ESPEchat Coach Mac 9-12 HPE Atlanta
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    LOL! Please explain. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MDPhysEd
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    I love this, can definitely relate! 👊🏼 #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Alec, from nashville, checking in. #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Hey Lydia. It happens. You can do it. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @LydiaIshler
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    I'm wondering the same as Matt lol #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @MDPhysEd
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Hey Coach! Jump on in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachMcKissic
  • MrRoosPE Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    This GIF spoke to me. #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino, @Mr_C_PE
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    That's perfect! Kudos! #espechat
    In reply to @E_H_Manuel
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Q2 is coming up...#ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Welcome Alex! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Coachadamspe
  • pe4everykid Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A1 #espechat I have my days...
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Good to know I'm in solid company in these feelings #espechat
    In reply to @MrRoosPE, @smsandino
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    LOL! I totally relate. I think I did that before spring break. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @pe4everykid
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A1: I can’t find gifs fast enough… #espechat
  • erik_myer Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Hey everyone! #espechat
  • MDPhysEd Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    I think you just summed up my day in a gif! #espechat
    In reply to @pe4everykid
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A1: For me it has been bittersweet. Left the end of January to retire from teaching...but not from physical education!! #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Tough to pick one. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @adamphowell
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Welcome in Erik! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @erik_myer
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A1 Since we are in the middle of a construction project--the gym was the first thing to say adios last year, so I have been without a "homebase" for grades 3-6, so its been a wee bit tough, #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Love that GIF! What specific things have you feeling like dancing like Tyrone? #espechat
    In reply to @CoachMcKissic
  • TimLyngen Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A1 If only talking about work with Ss #espechat
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Marisa from Indiana. K-8 Music and K-4 PE. First year in these positions. Fun year and staying busy. #ESPEchat
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    #espechat I feel this one also applies at the moment for A1
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Q2: Have you ever felt burnt out? If you're willing to share, what contributed to your feeling of burn out? #ESPEchat
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Good point Tim. I might have a couple of other (inappropriate) GIFs if talking about some of the other things that come with the job... #espechat
    In reply to @TimLyngen
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    #espechat Wow Illinois is in the house the #espechat house.
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Always good to be busy...just not too busy at times #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mwren13
  • pe4everykid Apr 3 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A1 #espechat Also this...
  • framed01 Apr 3 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Hi Frances From Ca. Having computer issues but trying to keep up #espechat #physed
  • missparsons21 Apr 3 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: Yes, I have definitely felt burnt out even as a pre-service teacher. I think it has been a result of large schoolwork loads and wanting to do my best for my future! #ESPEchat
  • E_H_Manuel Apr 3 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: Feeling overwhelmed seems like it is a big part of college. Seeing the finish line of freshman year, it is hard to keep motivation up during those last projects, test, and papers! Always busy! #espechat
  • StilleRachael Apr 3 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: I feel burned out occasionally. Usually after a big project that I've put a lot of time into. Afterwards I feel accomplished, but exhausted from all the work I've done! #gccedu #espechat
  • tigerwolfeagles Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2 I taught at the same two schools for 15 years. Always added something new every year, but didn't find many ways to change what I was already doing. Not many resources, a lot of teachers in my district doing the same thing. Not many Prof. Dev. Opp. Didn't use Twitter #espechat
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    True! Relocating and two new schools. It has been a learning experience. Learning is fun though :) #ESPECHAT
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • eheard Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2 Definitely felt burned out. Twitter has caused that effect for me before. I also tend to get that way some years when I don't get any sun or can't get outside. Often times I'm working too much and not spending time on my other passions. #ESPEchat
  • erik_myer Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2. Felt burned out years 7-9. Finished grad school was unsure if career change. Serving on state board, church board, under achieving part timers and two young kids. Lol #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    All good Frances, come on in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @framed01
  • jhohnke20 Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2 I have totally felt burned out. I think lack of plan time and other contributing factors outside of school can lead to that. I think taking mental health days are important when it’s needed. #espechat
  • holben_pe Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    I have gotten burned out from students and mid behaviors. Admin didn’t help solve it much. I decided that I have change my ways. #espechat
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2) Constant grinding and no administrative support, behavior issues, it all adds up. Ive been to the point of questioning why i put myself through it everyday. Changed schools and became much happier! #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2) I've definitely felt symptoms of burn out over the last 2 years. I tend to want to be a perfectionist in the things I decide to do...sometimes I just need to remind myself, I've already done enough #espechat
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A2: Feel burnt out when I dont keep first things first. #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Pre-service teaching can be very demanding but I felt once I finally got through it and got my own teaching job, it was worth it. Just need to remember balance. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @missparsons21
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A2: A major one for me was lack of admin support and lack of PLN. Once I joined the online community it has been much easier to keep enjoying what I do. #ESPEchat
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A2: Well yeah, I don’t think you are human if you don’t at some point feel burned out. It’s the up and down nature of teaching. You can lump everything under workload and working conditions. Those are direct cause of burnout #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    When it all comes to a head, it can seem overwhelming. Always take the time to step back. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @E_H_Manuel
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A2 certainly starting to feel it right now. Planning for field day, start of coaching lacrosse, and uncertainty about where I will be teaching next year (and beyond) are contributing factors. #espechat
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    #espechat Sorry, I missed Q2, can someone repeat
  • LiveLoveTeachPE Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A1) started off the year with maternity leave! I’ve felt a bit behind the ball to say the least! #espechat
  • J_JonesPE Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Q2) Definitely felt the feeling of what traditionally is called being "burned out" several times in my teaching career. Analyzed the situation and wrote out my feelings and realized what it meant for me. https://t.co/DK2n3vAUxd #ESPEchat
  • erik_myer Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A2. Occasionally in winter months feel down but might be season affective thing and to many darn assemblies in my room. #espechat
  • jazzijeph Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A2 I am first year teacher I have my days ,but I keep trying to stay positive so that I don't get that feeling. Every day is a new page in my book. #espechat
  • MrRoosPE Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Q2: I have done our running club for 11 years and I used to love it more than teaching. However, I've become burned out and didn't offer it this year. I didn't want the burnout to carry over into my classroom. #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Feel the same. Once I got into Twitter, PD didn't seem so burdensome and it's easy to take the pressure off by asking any questions or join a chat #ESPEchat
    In reply to @tigerwolfeagles
  • tigerwolfeagles Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A2 The other time i have felt burn out was taking on too much. For a 5 year span I was coaching Varsity Volleyball, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. Three seasons of coaching and teaching K-8 started to burn me out #espechat
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Q2 The lack of a physical space, daily changes in schedules due to events/testing or not having a break after SB...just overall exhaustion, Mentally, physically, emotionally. The engine loses steam.. #ESPECHAT
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Yes! My district is very good about making sure we know that is a good thing to do. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @jhohnke20
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Well said. And Joe Rogan would approve #espechat
    In reply to @CoachMcKissic
  • bdevore7 Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2 YES! Typically that’s when I would change schools/grade levels. New kids, new surroundings, new co-workers. Keeps the mind refreshed and recharged. For me at least! #espechat
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2: I don't think I ever reached the burnout stage. I had a few times when I had to dig pretty deep. I'm in my 37th year so there are bound to be times when you're not sure if you can keep doing it. #espechat
  • GMeehle Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2: Yes, more than once. Happens when you stop taking care of yourself. It’s important to be all in for your kids but it can’t be at the expense of your own physical/mental well being. #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Couldn't agree more! Recently met a teacher who was OK and content with doing the minimum. Not good enough. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MDPhysEd
  • SommerTimePE Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Yes. Teaching alone in a high school where I saw limited student successes. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2: Sometimes burn out is a state of mind. Sometimes I have same work load and I don't get stressed out. It's all about attitude. #ESPEchat
  • CoachMuseCES Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2 Evaluation time for sure. I’m a former classroom teacher, and even though I have taught PE for four years, I still worry if what I am doing is correct and beneficial for the Ss. Definitely wears on the nerves. #espechat
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2 #ESPEchat When I feel burnt out it is because I have lost focus on my "WHY" & start magnifying the "WHAT" REMEMBER Classes last 60-90 minutes but impactful relationships last a lifetime
  • MrsKruegerITC Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2: Yes, I think the people around you can help overcome a burnout. #espechat #Timberwolvesrock #Springtwitterchallenge @AndrewBuchheit
  • J_JonesPE Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Definitely may not apply to everyone but I thought it was interesting once I sat down and got away from my feelings for a minute what it turned out to be #ESPEchat
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2: In 30 years of teaching I have had many administrators to work for. The supportive ones make going to work something you can't wait to do. The ones that do not support PE or Specialists make "burnout'" a REAL thing! #espechat
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2. I tend to feel burned out when I don't have time to complete projects I want to do. I try to make time for a few and it helps feel better. #ESPEchat
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    It definitely worked for me and helped re-light my fire and passion! #espechat
    In reply to @bdevore7
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Even with online PD, sometimes need to take a step back. Although it's a good way to get a motivating word #ESPEchat
    In reply to @eheard
  • mrscottsgym Apr 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    My burnout has stemmed from long hours coaching two sports for 6 months of the school year...leaving me less time to put into teaching, being less prepared, less engaging and student centered lessons, lack of purpose with lessons, sense of not accomplishing anything etc #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PhysedNow Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A1: my school year so far... #ESPEchat
  • framed01 Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A2. I have felt burned out on rare occasions. But am often feeling like I have so little time and figuring out to squeeze it all in. #espechat @physed
  • LydiaIshler Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A2: I definitely do sometimes get burnouts. I get stressed easily from a lot of homework and papers or if I do not understand a concept which causes me to lose focus and become unmotivated. #ESPEchat
  • CoachWilliamsPE Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A2 I haven’t experienced it #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Thanks for adding that link in! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @J_JonesPE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Extra responsibilities outside school can definitely do burn out. Can relate with school, church, and other personal activities. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @erik_myer
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Q2 I don’t think I’ve felt the full effect of burnout, in some ways here & there yes— but, our vacation breaks have always revived me. I am however very aware & conscious about all of the things I’ve put on my 🍽 & know it’s a possibility if I don’t take care of myself #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Exactly! We need to be the best examples for our students to take care of ourselves! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @GMeehle
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    The plate is only so big. If we keep piling things on, other things will suffer. The selfless nature of teachers doesn't make this easy, but it is necessary to finish this marathon of a career. Have to remember that #espechat
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @eheard
  • MrRoosPE Apr 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Someone just posted this week about remembering that they have done enough. It was refreshing to read and try to remember. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Can definitely relate Derek! Coach every sport without much help from staff. It can do that. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrscottsgym
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Agreed. Time to take care of yourself. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @jhohnke20
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Apr 3 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A2. If I have learned one thing from sailing that each day is a grind. Some days suck and other are amazing. Need to learn how to change the sails. #espechat
  • LydiaIshler Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    You can do it Elizabeth! #espechat
    In reply to @E_H_Manuel
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Can relate Ross. It's tough whether you have support personally or with administration. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Jonathan and some of the other @PHYSEDagogy members were super raw and honest in this series, phenomenal reads! 👇🏼 #espechat #physed
    • J_JonesPE Apr 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
      Q2) Definitely felt the feeling of what traditionally is called being "burned out" several times in my teaching career. Analyzed the situation and wrote out my feelings and realized what it meant for me. https://t.co/DK2n3vAUxd #ESPEchat
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    #espechat A2- No burnout yet, frustrating at times but still loving each day
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    I feel like online PD contributes to burnout for me #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    #espechat You are right Brian...sometimes in your career you just have to make a change. Change can really be good thing at certain pivotal points in a career
    In reply to @bdevore7
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Ah yes, the field day, can relate. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MrPicha_PE
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Knowing what I have on my plate has been huge. Had to say NO to a whole bunch of things so I could say YES to the things I really want to do. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    #espechat A2 When I allow things that I cannot control bother me is when I feel the pinch. Also, when I do too much, but I always feel this pressure of needing to get so much done and there is so little time.
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    I saw it too. I think it was @Brooks01CL #espechat
    In reply to @MrRoosPE, @Brooks01CL
  • TimLyngen Apr 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    I feel the same. Not burnt out, but have certainly felt frustrated. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @draven5413
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Gotta be real with yourself at all times! #espechat
    In reply to @Coachadamspe
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Loving the conversation! Real, authentic, and a great place to share! Q3 is coming up...#ESPEchat
  • PhysedNow Apr 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A2: I think my feeling of burn out comes from an interesting unbalance of centeredness and not taking care of myself. 🤔 #ESPEchat
  • mrb_physed Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    A1) no burn out yet in 13 years. Loving my job! Hope it stays that way #espechat
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Our heart is in the right place, however, we need to make sure we have something in our cup to give. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @pe4everykid, @eheard
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Interesting...how so? Can just be overwhelming? #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Not feeling prepared also leads to feeling burned out for me. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrscottsgym, @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    With all the work you do Adam, you deserve some time off. Online PD even requires some time away to recharge. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @eheard
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    #espechat Sometimes my passion gets in my way and I try to wear too many hats. This causes me to get frustrated with other things non PE related
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Q2 Having things to look forward to throughout the week helps! Whether its plans for that afternoon or plans for the weekend. Having something that excites you during that "burnout" phase helps! #ESPECHAT
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    #espechat Absolutely. I had 3 major assignment changes in my career and each one energized me!
    In reply to @CapnPetesPE, @bdevore7
  • SommerTimePE Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Need to work with what you have and set small obtainable goals! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Can relate to that. It's just that anxiousness that can make us stressed out #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mwren13, @mrscottsgym
  • bdevore7 Apr 3 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    You can only really control what happens inside the walls of your classroom. The rest is clutter. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachFoe
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Great way to approach it! All a frame of mind! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Coachadamspe
  • pe4everykid Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    I feel like a have a good handle on social media. I left a bunch of Voxer chats & have turned off all my notifications to keep me from checking every 2 seconds. The PD I get when I want it. The "keeping up w/ the joneses" on social media is the road to burnout IMO #ESPEchat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • LydiaIshler Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    I agree! #espechat
    In reply to @E_H_Manuel
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Q3: In one or two words, what are some feelings that you associate with teacher burnout? #ESPEchat
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    @CoachMcKissic It’s all about balance. I love teaching and I also love many of my other interests outside teaching. I did the math—just being at school, I contribute over 60% of my waking day to teaching. Add in online PD and I was sitting over 85%. It wasn’t healthy #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @PEbyMrE, @eheard, @CoachMcKissic
  • missparsons21 Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A3: Stress and over-committing #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Voxer was just too overwhelming. I felt burnt out last year and have taken a step back. Everything in moderation. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @eheard
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A2: I have experienced it and left teaching for another job because of it. What caused it? Little admin support, teaching 18 courses, coaching, atheltic director, not saying no, and taking on anything and everything that I was asked to do. #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • StilleRachael Apr 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A3: The two words that I would use that associate with feeling burned out would be stressed and exhausted. #gccedu #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    All good. It's a packed house tonight! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MsPhysEduDP
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    None. We are like pirates that have to fix, repair and tape. Our sails have to last at least 25 years. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @erik_myer
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    #espechat can all you GREAT PE facilitators follow/ follow back so we can impart daily. Iron sharpens iron. I'm always looking for new resources and ideas
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    #espechat Not Saying NO
  • TimLyngen Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A3: Exhaustion #espechat
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A3) Overworked and Unsupported #espechat
  • SommerTimePE Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Q3: Frustration #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A3 stress and exhaustion. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Good point. I never really thought about breaking it down by the numbers though. #numbersneverlie #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard, @CoachMcKissic
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Over-committing. Lots of us teachers want to be able to do everything. It's sometimes impossible. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @missparsons21
  • E_H_Manuel Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A3: tunnel vision, tired, taking on too many things #ESPEchat
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Yes, I had to completely remove myself from social media professionally to feel healthy. The other thing is—I find great joy now when I go to a conference like SHAPE Nashville and I see something I haven’t seen before! It’s really invigorating #espechat
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • PhysedNow Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A2: I think unrealistic expectations can also lead to frustration and eventually to burnout. #ESPEchat
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Definitely agree with those! #espechat
    In reply to @missparsons21
  • pe4everykid Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    I LOVE the conversations on Voxer, but I really prefer the smaller 1 on 1 convos with ppl. They are more meaningful & manageable for me. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @adamphowell, @eheard
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Not saying no is a tough one. Some people are in situations where they can't say no which is not at all healthy. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    The more online PD I was doing, I felt I keep talking about the same things over and over…which isn’t bad…but, wasn’t gratifying or fulfilling any longer #espechat
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • mrb_physed Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3) Being Comfortable! #espechat
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3: Frustration, helplessness #ESPEchat
  • GMeehle Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3: Unsupported #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • holben_pe Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3 lost exhausted #espechat
  • tigerwolfeagles Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3 Overloaded and No Support #espechat
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Frustration #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3: Disenchanted Underappreciated #espechat
  • jhohnke20 Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3. Frustration and unfocused #espechat
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    I spoke on this topic in my #PhysEdTalk at #SHAPENashville two weeks ago https://t.co/spiAfFZdhi and I have written a blog on it https://t.co/iNHTEltHgK #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3 Exhaustion #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    With all due respect—I feel really confident that I know what quality PD knows and feels like. Been in the trenches with it both in school systems and online PLN’s #espechat
    In reply to @CoachMcKissic, @Mr_C_PE, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Tunnel vision - we need to focus on more than just our job. Something that I've learned the hard way at times. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @E_H_Manuel
  • eheard Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3 Depressed and fatigued #ESPEchat
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3) tired, empty #espechat
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    YES! Now those are good words! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @foes4sports
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3. Unfocused and overwhelmed. #ESPEchat
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3: Lack of faith. Change is more like a crockpot then a microwave. #ESPEchat
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3 Exhaustion & mediocrity #espechat 👵🏼 (*can you say gray hair)
  • LiveLoveTeachPE Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Saying “No” is definitely something I’ve had to learn to be okay with too! Hard for people pleasers like me! Family > work #espechat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Being able to control what you can versus what you want to do or can do. Takes awhile to figure that out. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PhysedNow
  • jazzijeph Apr 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Over committing & underappreciated #espechat
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Definitely having something else and other passions…that aren’t related to teaching…keep me energized #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MsPhysEduDP
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    And did an amazing job! A talk that all teachers should see. #ESPECHAT
    In reply to @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    That was me. If I said no, my students wouldn't get the opportunities other schools were giving their students. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A3 Fatigue, frustration, lack of energy and sometimes a slight paralysis in moving forward and getting the things I know I need to do completed- when burnout takes effect. #espechat
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    #espechat Here is a really fast way to follow a bunch of the people here, plus a whole bunch of other PE greats: https://t.co/2AxFFezA7f
    In reply to @CoachMcKissic
  • erik_myer Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A3. No support and no balance. #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    My father in law works in admin for the province and always says, "You can't pour from an empty vessel." #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    That part is so hard! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • smartintahoe Apr 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A2: For sure, struggled w/ the thought My content area wasn’t respected, I had nobody to collaborate with that was like minded, and that I was doing a lot of extra work &nobody else was. I think my savior has been knowing all my Twitter friends exist & are likeminded #ESPEchat
  • CoachWilliamsPE Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A3 control #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • LydiaIshler Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A3: Exhaustion and anxiety #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Same here. If I don't drive and coach athletics, no athletics program! Tough line to walk.#ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    #ESPEchat A3 under PREPARATION
  • framed01 Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Mike you are a Jones I am trying to keep up with. #espechat #physed
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A3. Resistance: Both Good or Bad #espechat
  • CoachMuseCES Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A3 Over-committed and fatigue #espechat
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    #ESPEchat A3 over worked
  • mrscottsgym Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Naomi I think your story is that of so many young teachers...especially the lack of admin support and taking on too much. My admin have been nothing but supportive and my faculty is so supportive and energetic. Culture of the school can contribute to burnout big time! #espechat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • PhysedNow Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A3: lack of purpose, unrealistic expectations, lack of compassion #ESPEchat
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A3 #ESPEchat under APPRECIATED
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Q4 is on deck...#ESPEchat
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    #espechat A3 frustrated & no support or appreciation
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A3: Definitely hear you on under appreciated. That’s a good one. #espechat
    In reply to @foes4sports
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    This has been a huge learning curve for me since having kids. Coaching and after school clubs are not feasible like they used to be. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @LiveLoveTeachPE, @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    It becomes a Catch 22 for sure. This is a big reason why I think a lot of people in power (admins, politicians, etc.) know they can take advantage of teachers...our good nature often knows no boundaries #espechat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • framed01 Apr 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A/3 Stress, tired, unmotivated. #espechat #physed
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    I agree with meeting this online PLN has really helped save burn out because I know I'm not the only one - no longer isolated. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @smartintahoe
  • SchleiderJustin Apr 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A3 dreary uninspired #espechat
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A3 #espechat falsely utilized
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    If your admin takes advantage of you in a negative way it can turn teachers into pessimist and cynical teachers. It can be very negative. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MissHartl
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A3: Passionless (is that a word?) I lot my passion when I burnt out. I didn't care anymore. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Yoga, Matthew! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @holben_pe, @framed01, @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @eheard
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Uninspired? #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl
  • bdevore7 Apr 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Sometimes hard to have patience for your own kids after a school day too! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A3 and my burnout plays off of seeing all of these AMAZING things that other PE teachers are doing and 2nd guessing myself and trying to compare--forgetting that we ALL have different situations. I admire every single one of you! #ESPECHAT
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Admins take note...if a teacher says "no" to things outside of contract time, please respect it and don't hold it against us #espechat
    • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
      If your admin takes advantage of you in a negative way it can turn teachers into pessimist and cynical teachers. It can be very negative. #ESPEchat
      In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MissHartl
  • smartintahoe Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A3: Anxiety, insecurity #ESPEchat
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A3 #ESPEchat unrealistic expectations
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    I am a big believer that our admin need to be there to support our teachers and moderate how much they do. You know if you have a teacher that says yes all the time... make sure they are not overworked and work hard to find others who will share the load. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    I had to leave Voxer for about 6+ months. Even now I’m just in the chats that I need to be for communication purposes. It wasn’t realistic for me. I was listening in to and from my commutes and some days I just needed music to clear my head. Most days actually! #espechat
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Yes it is! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @bdevore7, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • robinthordarson Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Q2: I am a teacher and so is my husband. I have seen him burnt out and how it has affected our family at home. Less patient with our young kids. He cannot switch jobs, unless he quits and hopes he finds something else. Being burnt out affects the whole family. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Nothing worse for our Ss than an unmotivated teacher -- must find a balance as a T #ESPEchat
    In reply to @framed01
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    The comparing yourself to others game is a tough and easy trap to fall into. It’s definitely magnified on social media. Sometimes we fall into the trap of an ivory tower #espechat
    In reply to @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    #espechat It's nice to see that no matter where you teach we all experience the same issues
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    This was me 5 years ago. Almost lost my mirage. Had to learn how to compartmentalize. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrscottsgym, @MissHartl, @PEbyMrE
  • DMickBeversdorf Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A3: not valued and under appreciated BTW-Darci from WI #espechat
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    This is a factor that I think most do not think about when talking about burnout. It is not just the person, but their entire circle! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @robinthordarson, @PEbyMrE
  • LeslieAmFun Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    2nd period underway in Tampa with and the scoreless. Listen LIVE right here on SiriusXM 91! #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    It totally does. My wife has been burnt out at times and it hurts me because I don't have someone filling me up as I try to fill her up. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @robinthordarson
  • pe4everykid Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Appreciate the comment. However, I don't see myself that way. Was recently "venting" to Kevin Tiller about quitting teaching elem PE & looking 4 a job teaching at the college level. Would love to work with pre-service #physed Ts. #espechat
    In reply to @framed01, @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I did the same! #espechat Just recently went back.
    In reply to @smsandino, @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    100%. You need people who are willing to share the workload, and admin who will make sure the new ones coming in do not take too much on. I feel that teachers just starting out should not be allowed to coach or do anything extra other than their job of teaching 1/2 #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrscottsgym, @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Same here Steph. Voxer is great once in a while to get ideas but it can get overwhelming and somewhat addictive #ESPEchat
    In reply to @smsandino, @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @eheard
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Until they learn how to teach. When that happens then they can start taking on more responsibility and opportunities 2/2 #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrscottsgym, @PEbyMrE
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    It’s hard when one or the other has a bad day and doesnt want to talk about it. #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @robinthordarson
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Voxer sure is noisy. I confess I can’t handle the noise #espechat
    In reply to @foes4sports, @smsandino, @pe4everykid, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    I cannot even imagine what it would be like to have kids and teach. I would do no extra stuff as my family is number one! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    We all need an outlet. Twitter PLN is a safe place! No judgements! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrb_physed, @pe4everykid, @framed01, @adamphowell, @eheard
  • MrRoosPE Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    That's right! I couldn't remember who wrote it. I'm glad I came across it. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @Brooks01CL
  • msbise17 Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    I agree. I do not have children and am still worn out #espechat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    My wife just posted this on FB...she had no idea what our chat topic was tonight and is not even in the room with me. Very timely and serendipitous #espechat
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Very true. But I will say that I think unmotivated teachers who are truly not good teachers aren't the ones I worry about as far as burnout. They, likely, never put enough into it to get burnt out. #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @framed01
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    I told my principal that once we have a family I had to do less coaching and driving of Ss. Get priorities straight. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    It's been an adjustment. Learning to reorganize my schedule and change some expectations. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Agree. The one thing we need to learn is to say no and not feel guilty. It is hard, but necessary for our own mental health. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @PEbyMrE
  • justsaygo_PE Apr 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A1 - Sarah Heidel from Sacramento, CA. I teach 7th grade PE currently, but will be adding 8th grade next year. Sorry I'm late, evening went differently than planned! This topic gives me the feels! #espechat
  • SchleiderJustin Apr 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Lotta truth to that. We are comparing ourselves to the best version of everyone else. It's not fair to us. @andyvasily #physed #espechat
    • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      The comparing yourself to others game is a tough and easy trap to fall into. It’s definitely magnified on social media. Sometimes we fall into the trap of an ivory tower #espechat
      In reply to @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Agreed #espechat
    • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      The comparing yourself to others game is a tough and easy trap to fall into. It’s definitely magnified on social media. Sometimes we fall into the trap of an ivory tower #espechat
      In reply to @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Hey Erin! Jump on in the convo! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @ConnaghanPE
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    That has been one of the most difficult lessons for me to learn in teaching. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mr_C_PE, @PEbyMrE
  • KingpinXADDY Apr 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    #TuesdayThoughts #espechat #TravelTuesday #iPhoneX #APPLE #giveaway
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Yup! I was honest when I interviewed for my current positions. 2 young kids and husband is an assistant principal. I don't have time to coach and do extra stuff right now. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @MissHartl, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • CoachMcKissic Apr 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A4 #ESPEchat when I address burnout it's usually with younger teachers & I show them the power of the word "NO" also that "NO" Is a complete sentence. At times we want to be super man bc that's what we learned in sports BUT we have to learn how to leave work, & leave work at work
  • msbise17 Apr 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Saying "No" is a difficult thing....and when you know it is something good, that makes it even harder. #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP, @MissHartl, @Mr_C_PE, @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    No worries Sarah, join in, we are on Q4: Have you ever addressed burnout with a colleague or admin? If so, how did it go? #ESPEchat
    In reply to @justsaygo_PE
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    How did your principal respond? #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    I think you are definitely right about that Adam!! #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    I like Voxer to communicate with small groups of people—but, I can’t handle anything else. Plus, I Vox way too long because I have too much to say. #espechat #nobrevityhere
    In reply to @holben_pe, @PEbyMrE, @smsandino, @pe4everykid, @eheard
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    You do learn to balance it. Sometimes being on a Twitter chat while Mark entertained the kids was one of my needed "recharges". I appreciated him giving me that opportunity. #espechat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    When I do have children, I will talk with you about how to balance my priorities :) #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Better to do a few things really well than a lot of things half hearted #espechat
    In reply to @Mwren13, @PEbyMrE, @MissHartl, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    He's got two kids and he understands. Not everyone has supportive admin. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • LydiaIshler Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A4: I have not talked to anyone about burnout. Instead, I talk to God and pray that He gives me strength and perseverance through my struggles. #ESPEchat
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Right, exactly Pete! Twitter is something that fits and works with me as well. That goes for all social media platforms that are forms of online PD. If you use it in a way that works for you, you’ll def benefit! #espechat
    In reply to @CapnPetesPE, @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @PEbyMrE, @eheard
  • smartintahoe Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    It can be hard some days I feel guilty being drained from a tough day with students and I feel I neglect my own kids. I have to compartmentalize a bit and try to be present but some days are tough! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    It's OK to say NO #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachMcKissic
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A4: I have gone to colleagues for support, but for me, admin was the problem. #ESPEchat
  • GMeehle Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A4: I scheduled a formal meeting, showed the principal my schedule/commitments and simply asked for help. While she knew I was involved and always busy I don’t think it really hit until she saw it on paper. #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Twitter chats are always a recharge for me! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @foes4sports, @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • missparsons21 Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A4: I've never discussed it with professors or admin, but I have had some conversations with other pre-service teachers and colleagues. It's nice to not feel alone because many people are going through what I'm feeling too! #ESPEchat
  • StilleRachael Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A4: I've never discussed it with any of my professors, but I'm open about it with my close friends and family. All the times that I've expressed my burnout, they've been there to support me and encourage me which is a true blessing! #gccedu #espechat
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Yes! I struggle with this when I see Ts with all these TpT items and blogs and writing books. Plus all of the activities they do with their Ss. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • jhohnke20 Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A4 I’ve talked about it with a colleague without using the term burned out. It’s nice to have fellow peers that have the same schedule and students as you. I only talk to the ones I trust. #espechat
  • J_JonesPE Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A4) addressed it with admin. Responded with just part of being a teacher 😔 #ESPEchat
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    I decided to be a #PhysEd Teacher as that was my in to coach... as I went through uni teaching become my priority. But I started out the same as you! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrscottsgym, @PEbyMrE
  • msbise17 Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Even as someone without children, teaching/planning/thinking about school takes up my life....I can't imagine having to juggle other children #espechat
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    #espechat A4- Just last week it came up with my principal. Parents and their lack of responsibility when it comes to their kids sometimes really got to me and I broke.
  • justsaygo_PE Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A4 - Yes, I am blessed to have a great principal who understands how difficult it is to teach at our school and is a safe place to vent a little and get a reset. She helps me get my head on straight and remember that I am fighting the good fight and doing a good job #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    And until we really show admin how much we can be under appreciated or overused then things won't change #ESPEchat
    In reply to @GMeehle
  • tigerwolfeagles Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A4 I had to tell the High School AD I could not keep coaching 3 sports year round and went two 2 sports than 1 sport. Working at a K - 8 school and coaching at a high school after 10 years was too much so I had to stop and I switched to after school programs. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Apr 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Any 15 min vox records? #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @holben_pe, @PEbyMrE, @smsandino, @pe4everykid, @eheard
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Maybe, not completely related…but I just would hesitate to judge educators who we feel are putting in the “minimum” or are unmotivated. I feel more fulfilled and happier doing “less” this year and it took me a long time to get over the guilt in admitting that. #espechat
    In reply to @foes4sports, @PEbyMrE, @framed01
  • eheard Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A4) I have had to have hard conversations with my principal. It was deeply affecting everything I did. Most teachers in my building all feel burned out and mention it on a regular basis. We're being asked to do more and more with less every year. When does it stop? #ESPEchat
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    I hate missing out on opportunities!! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @msbise17, @EPEWCP, @Mr_C_PE, @PEbyMrE
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    We have to be better then OURSELVES. Have to be the best me as possible. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    #espechat Unsupportive administration is far too often the problem. They just don't understand how much difference it makes to feel appreciated.
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • erik_myer Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A4. Yes. I share my experience and what helped me to fan a new flame. #espechat
  • E_H_Manuel Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A4: I haven't told my professors how I have felt at my most stressed because I feel like I need to put on a good face and remain professional. I know that they are all very supportive though and are encourage all of their students! #ESPEchat
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Teachers who are cynical and have lost hope and complain about kids all day…that’s a different story #espechat
    In reply to @foes4sports, @PEbyMrE, @framed01
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Are you serious??? #espechat
    In reply to @J_JonesPE
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Sometimes for me too. Sometimes they make me feel worse if I compare. Moving to the Eastern time zone has made it more difficult for me to participate. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @foes4sports, @MissHartl, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • justsaygo_PE Apr 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Agreed, definitely becoming my extra support area - like minded people who can lift you up! #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @foes4sports, @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    #espechat I had my moment and then moved on. My biggest strength and weakness are both PASSION. Passion can blind me sometimes
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Exactly. Therefore it is the responsibility of the AD and any admin to make sure they focus on teaching first and then coaching when they have the hang of teaching... or at least have a chance to get their feet wet. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @mrscottsgym, @PEbyMrE
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    #espechat That's what you were doing?
    • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
      You do learn to balance it. Sometimes being on a Twitter chat while Mark entertained the kids was one of my needed "recharges". I appreciated him giving me that opportunity. #espechat
      In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    I’ve easily gone over that. I’m notorious for voxes of that length as the @physedagogy crew I’m sure will confirm with a GIF #espechat
    In reply to @rich_wiles, @holben_pe, @PEbyMrE, @smsandino, @pe4everykid, @eheard, @PHYSEDagogy
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A4) I have not. I tend to keep things related to burnout internal. Honestly, in the past, I have seen the symptoms of burnout as a sign of weakness, but over last few months I have changed my tune for sure #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    True. It's more those teachers who really don't put in any effort at all and their colleagues see it and the Ss even see it. Ss are sometimes the best indicator/judge of a dedicated T #ESPEchat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @foes4sports, @framed01
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Q5 coming up...#ESPEchat
  • framed01 Apr 3 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A4. I have friends I walk with and a husband I can vent to as well as a journal to reflect. All of this gets me back on track #espechat
  • MsPhysEduDP Apr 3 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A4 W/ my current principal and situation, no I have not. With a colleague, yes. They understand where I'm coming from and do their best to reassure me that I am on the right track and the best is coming--its just my personal expectations of what I COULD be doing #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Yes! I absolutely agree with leaving work at work. That has helped me immensely #espechat
    In reply to @CoachMcKissic
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A4 I haven’t talked about it with my colleagues that I work with everyday but def my online PLN as well as my admin. I tell my admin about the side roles I have outside of campus. They kinda serve as hint droppers but also how valuable it is to take care of yourself #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Usually works when more than one T brings it to the attention of admin. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MsPhysEduDP
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Good for you! That is a model for life that we all need to aspire to! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @erik_myer, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Yikes...this is getting awkward...#ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachFoe
  • CoachMuseCES Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A4 My first year in PE I was give 2 leadership positions within the school. And I lived 45 minutes away. And my son was in Kindergarten. At the end of the year, I shared my frustration with admin and they kindly moved me removed me from those positions. #espechat
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    I think we only see snippets of what other people do on social media. Some out there have great strengths in certain areas and they are most likely showing those areas. We all have strengths and weaknesses as teachers and definitely shouldn't compare to others. #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A4: Not really…too much pride…too much internalizing. I did find a new teaching position and I did learn to say NO #espechat
  • smartintahoe Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A4: I have shared frustrations with my new principal and she is very supportive. She is a former PE teacher who absolutely loves the subject matter so that has been huge! This is one of the first years in a while that I haven’t really felt burnout creep in #ESPEchat
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Thank goodness he understands! Give him a high five from me!! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    I’m definitely in the same boat when it comes to keeping things internal. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    #espechat My amazing wife is there by side daily. She knows when I get off that I may need a few minutes to CALM down/ Vent
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Q5: How important is it for us to make time to recharge and reset ourselves? What do you do to recharge or reset? #ESPEchat
  • foes4sports Apr 3 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    #espechat He just thinks he's funny!
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @CoachFoe
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Will do. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Thats so hard. It was an expectation for me that I would coach 2 different sports when I accepted my first teaching job. #espechat
    In reply to @CoachBKirk, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • tigerwolfeagles Apr 3 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Sorry I have to leave to conversation early. It is off to bed for me. Trying to shake this cold and tomorrow morning is Ninja Warrior Fitness. I need to get in early to set up the course. Have a great night everyone #espechat
  • pe4everykid Apr 3 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    That's a hard one for me. I feel like I just dont' get everything done at school that I need to get done so I inevitably work on things at home to prep for the next day or the week. #viciouscycle #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @CoachMcKissic
  • PhysedNow Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
  • E_H_Manuel Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A5: I use music as an outlet to recharge. Hard to find time for it but important to find brain breaks so my work can be better when I return! #espechat
  • draven5413 Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    #espechat Love to take in live sports, spend time with the fam outside or go play some golf
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Very true Pete. Social Media is a highlight reel of sorts. I'm gonna make a better effort to share things that did not go as well as I had hoped/planned. #notalllessonscanbelifechangers #espechat
    In reply to @CapnPetesPE, @adamphowell, @MsPhysEduDP
  • missparsons21 Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A5: I think this is so important! I try to find at least 15 minutes a day to spend by myself recharging. :) #ESPEchat
  • msbise17 Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    I've found that recharging is a must. I cannot take papers home because my mind is always on the classroom. I need to physically take myself away from the work #espechat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    I go sailing. Something with boats and sunsets. We all need our own time with friends. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @framed01
  • EPEWCP Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A5: it is an absolute must! I go horseback riding at least once a week, more if I can pull it off. I call it my sanity break! #ESPECHAT
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us Peter! Hope you get better! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @tigerwolfeagles
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    #espechat I have to say I have it good now that I convinced @foes4sports to work at my district instead of doing everything she wants to do without me while she waits for me to retire. Now we (she) drives to/fro school while I sleep. I strongly recommend this to reduce stress.
  • StilleRachael Apr 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A5: For me personally, I think that you should make time to rest and relax to recharge your mind and body. I take a nap, spend time with friends, or spend time in my faith. #gccedu #espechat
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    This. Exactly. #espechat
    • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
      I think we only see snippets of what other people do on social media. Some out there have great strengths in certain areas and they are most likely showing those areas. We all have strengths and weaknesses as teachers and definitely shouldn't compare to others. #espechat
      In reply to @adamphowell, @MsPhysEduDP, @Mr_C_PE
  • CoachBKirk Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Good thing we were young! You are right it was not easy.....as a first year teacher, you don't like to say no. So I just said yes to coaching football, basketball and track. #espechat
    In reply to @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • holben_pe Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A5 to recharge is to be with my family. My wife a science teach and we have 3 kids #4 on way. Just laughing and playing with them makes me forget or refocus for work the next day. #espechat
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A5) It is of super importance to rest and recharge, or find outlets to escape from teaching. However sometimes its harder than it sounds. #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Spending time in nature! Very therapeutic on the water! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @rich_wiles, @framed01
  • jhohnke20 Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A5: I make a list of all the things that are hanging over my head and I devote my day to knocking them out. There is not a better feeling in my world. #espechat
  • SuziSCatLover Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    #espechat the bunt by Gardner that untied the game in the 7th is the little things I hope continue to happen with… https://t.co/T0o8VoBJ9F
  • StilleRachael Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A5: I like to listen to music, take a nap, or go to the gym. I also like to spend time in my faith. #gccedu #espechat
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    I don't mind bringing work home, usually because it doesn't feel like work. Its when I bring home the stress of work that I get in trouble. #espechat
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @adamphowell, @CoachMcKissic
  • MissHartl Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5: It is one of the most important things that we can do. I only learned how to do this when I left teaching. Wish I would have taken everyone's advice when I was teaching! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE
  • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5) Hit the gym, go rollerblading, take naps (I love naps) #espechat
  • CoachMuseCES Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5 Very important. I use to run in the evenings or watch a movie. #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    I know my principal hired me because he knew I was newly married and had time to coach. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachBKirk, @MissHartl, @Mwren13, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5 part of “recharging” for me is getting in my morning workout before school (which unfortunately I’ve been struggling with lately). #espechat
  • smartintahoe Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5: it’s vital skiing has been a fun way to escape the world but also hikes, walks, etc. Have to find time to calm your mind or work through things in peace! Also have been using the Calm app to help relax and shut off my mind at night! #ESPEchat
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    I’ve had to force myself to do this and remind myself that I’m not Superman…and accepting that I’m not going to ever be a finished product as a teacher. There are things I need to work on and get better with for next year, but I’m ok with accepting that. #espechat
    In reply to @pe4everykid, @CoachMcKissic
  • framed01 Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5 I exercise everyday, socialize with friends, try to connect on twitter, and travel when I can this helps. #espechat
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Yes! And when I didn't have a family it was easy. Now I tend to feel like a slacker because I can't stay late at school or coach. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @CoachBKirk, @MissHartl, @LiveLoveTeachPE, @PEbyMrE
  • PerkettPE Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Sorry I missed tonight...baseball practice! Looking through the chat it looks like some great convo though! #ESPEchat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Exercise, what we teach, is a great recharge! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DMickBeversdorf Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5: Recharging and reseting ourselves is vital to our success as teachers and for the success of our students! I just took a week of vacation with my family and I am ready to get back at it! I think conventions/conferences revitalize me as well. #espechat
  • jpo_bot Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Whoa, it looks like #espechat is hot right now 🔥🔥 talk about it LIVE in the jumpino circle @ https://t.co/p5m1twNOfM
  • Mwren13 Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    That helped me get my jobs too. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @PEbyMrE, @CoachBKirk, @MissHartl, @LiveLoveTeachPE
  • pe4everykid Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    I'm busy "teaching" during the day. My preps are spent transitioning equipment & tech for the next class. I don't have time to plan or create anything for my teaching. I have assessments to grade, emails to answer, etc... Work at home has become the norm for me. #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @CoachMcKissic
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Great to spend that quiet time to recharge. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @StilleRachael
  • CoachFoe Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    #espechat Naps are the best.
    • Mr_C_PE Apr 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
      A5) Hit the gym, go rollerblading, take naps (I love naps) #espechat
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A5: I usually go for a run, play a sport (hockey, golf), or read lots. #ESPEchat
  • Coachadamspe Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A5: Honestly just being with my son. Was playing catch today with him right after work. Nothing better. #espechat
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A5 To be completely honest, it’s what is keeping my head above water this year. Most weeks I need 5 days of running with the kids and attending @orangetheory sessions! My commute is normally a jam session. Cutting down screen time as I’ve mentioned (ie Voxer) #espechat
  • justsaygo_PE Apr 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A5 - EXERCISE! I am in a dry spell right now and it is totally adding to my stress levels and burnout. Duh, you would think I would know that and not fall into the hole, but #reallife #espechat
  • pewithmrc Apr 3 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Took one today when I got home, felt great! #espechat
    In reply to @CoachFoe
  • adamphowell Apr 3 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    A5: It’s the most important thing. If your life is balanced, I’m not sure you need to recharge because other things energize you. Being a teacher is only part of who I am. I have many other interests that I’m passionate about. Dedicating time to those things helps #espechat
  • erik_myer Apr 3 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    A5. It is vital. Turn off the PE world periodically and do some other things you love. #espechat
  • MrPicha_PE Apr 3 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Taking on XC skiing as a new winter hobby this year helped me out for a bit. Absolutely freed my mind! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • CapnPetesPE Apr 3 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    I hear ya Mark...NAPS rule!!! #espechat
    In reply to @CoachFoe
  • PEbyMrE Apr 3 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Q7: Quickly give a shout out to someone who has motivated or lifted you up in some way whether on Twitter or not. #ESPEchat
  • smsandino Apr 3 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Impressive! For one of our Action Pack podcasts I think she hit 22 or 24min. Didn’t even know it could go on for that long lol #espechat
    In reply to @adamphowell, @rich_wiles, @holben_pe, @PEbyMrE, @pe4everykid, @eheard, @PHYSEDagogy
  • eheard Apr 3 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    A5) The more I teach and do, the more important it becomes. Usually looks like this for me... #ESPEchat