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QUESTIONS

6. Discuss the reasons of emotional


disturbance among teachers and
suggest steps to be taken by
teachers to manage emotional
stress.

Emotional stress among


teachers
work stress has been recognized as occupational
hazard of teaching and its causes have been fairly
well established(Smith and Milstein, 1984).

Stress can affect teacher capacity to fulfill duties


effectively. It incorporates considerable cost in
absenteeism, reduced quality of teaching, and has
the propensity to negatively impact student learning.

Reasons of emotional stress


among teachers
Pressure from
parents

Workloads

Facilities and
location

Societal
factors

Administrative
insensitivity

Pressure from parents


Parents are not supportive to the teachers

Not involved
uninterested in their children's education and those who put whole
responsibility of educating of their children on teachers.

Too involved
parents constantly monitor what occurs in the school.

High expectation to the teacher

Workloads
Working too
much and too
hard

No time for
relaxation

Many things to
be done in
limited time

Administration
work rather than
teaching as core
business

Societal factors

Discrimination
from the
community

society expects
them to
educate,
socialize every
student who
comes to school

Keep
commenting
teachers work

Facilities
Located in rural
area that hard to
be reached

Time consuming
to come to
school everyday

Need to conduct
lesson with
inadequate
facilities

Many objectives
need to be
achieves without
proper facilities

Far from beloved


ones

Administrative insensitivity

Neglecting of
teachers welfare

Do little about
enforcing rules
or promoting a
secure learning
environment.

Only focusing on
students
problem rather
than teachers
problem

Take for granted


when teacher
complaining
about the
students and so
on

SUGGEST STEPS TO BE TAKEN BY


TEACHERS TO MANAGE EMOTIONAL
STRESS
Plan an
effective time
management

Seek advice

STEPS
TO BE
TAKEN

Stress
management
workshop

Reduce
interference

Positive thinking
and learn to
control fear

No.

Steps

Explanation

1.

Plan an effective time


management

Spend their time according to the priority.


Capable of managing time well, the tendency of
neglecting a healthy and normal lifestyle can be
reduced. It is up to their ability and efficiency to
prioritize their jobs.

2.

Reduce interference

When doing an important task, a teacher must


avoid the elements of interferences.
For instance, a teacher is marking books. The
teacher needs to put the phone in silent mode,
close the door to avoid his/her children to
interrupt or go to a suitable place. Minimize the
use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You
Tube for the unnecessary purposes.

3.

Positive thinking and


learn to control fear

Avoid focusing from negative things and


thoughts. Focus and say something positive
eveyrday.

No.

Steps

Explanation

4.

Stress management workshop

There are many private counselling


organization and motivators that
organize these kinds of workshops to
help people who encounter problems in
time management and stress about
their life.
To enable them to rationalize their
responsibilities and duties as teachers

5.

Seek advice

Asking for help does not mean we


weak. We need to listen to motivational
advice to rationalize our thoughts and
find the best solution.