Educators are discovering that achieving work-life balance is becoming increasingly more difficult. A lack of work-life balance leads to educators becoming overwhelmed, teacher burn-out, and educators leaving the profession. This paper shares research-based strategies that educators can implement to achieve an appropriate work-life balance. The strategies support teacher well-being and happiness which ultimately leads to more effective teaching in the classroom. We consider the details of how to implement these strategies on a day-to-day basis to achieve a more balanced life, improve happiness, avoid burn-out, and become more effective in the classroom.
Instructor, Educational Studies, Purdue University Global, Indiana, United States Misty LaCour
Professor, Education and Communication, Purdue University Global, United States
PROFESSIONAL, GROWTH, SUPPORT