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Teachers are burning out in school ecosystem but knowledge is not transferred to student’s brain regions

This is why I am burned out, this is why there is a teacher shortage and this is why my mental health and happiness are suffering. I need to be able to live my life without the soul-crushing weight hanging over me. I deserve to be happy again. I need time with my family again. I need time to take care of myself again. This is the voice of school ecosystem expressed by one of the burned out teachers.

Knowledge transfer to student’s brain doesn’t happen in classroom in spite of massive workloads prescribed for teachers

Teaching is not the system of learning transfer but this is the performance of motivation, instruction and cognition. It means schools are running without the system of knowledge transfer. Thus, teachers are working in the classroom without the effective system of learning transfer. As a result, they are over stressed, burning out and facing the massive workloads in school system. Fix the defective system of classroom operating mechanism for high performing students and happiness classroom. Don’t fix and criticize the teachers.

School can change the livelihood of people in the community if knowledge learnography is processed perfectly in student’s brain circuits throughout the school years. But education is functioning in school system on the basis of two dimensions such as teaching and homework. School hours are mostly spent on teaching activities and brainpage is not processed in the classroom. Homework is given to students for reading, learning and practice. Teachers and their high class teaching are focused in school system for students’ high performance. So, they are always facing the hard challenges of work stress, massive loads and long hours in school system.

Workload #1

  1. Lesson planning for five different classes for three days a week
  2. Differentiating lessons for 30+ students in each class
  3. Constantly checking data
  4. Constantly documenting everything
  5. Maintaining positive classroom culture

Workload #2

  1. Maintaining good classroom management
  2. Planning and engaging multi-week projects that align to curriculum
  3. Ensuring those projects are completed
  4. Testing students, sometimes monthly
  5. Incorporating STEAM into every lesson

Workload #3

  1. Spending no more than 10 minutes on a whole group lesson every day
  2. Making sure I meet with every student in small group every class period
  3. Staying on top of grading
  4. Staying in constant contact with parents
  5. Making sure I follow IEPs, 504 and RTI plans

Workload #4

  1. Documenting everything some more
  2. Covering 50+ standards in 180 days
  3. Using all this “great” technology in meaningful ways in each lesson
  4. Building relationships with students
  5. Attending professional developments
  6. Attending weekly staff meetings to learn about something else you SHOULD be doing

Workload #5

This is not a comprehensive list, and while to the untrained eye it might not seem like a lot, let me put it in prospective. I teach math and I have 30 students in one of my classes. It took me an entire 90 minute planning period to grade an assessment that they took. I LOST a whole planning period grading ONE assignment for ONE class.

Voice of burn-outs

This school system has been designed for high performing teachers. Is it the school of knowledge transfer for high performing students? Certainly not ! The voice of teacher’s massive workloads is not heard in school ecosystem. This is why I am burned out, this is why there is a teacher shortage and this is why my mental health and happiness are suffering. I need to be able to live my life without the soul-crushing weight hanging over me. I deserve to be happy again. I need time with my family again. I need time to take care of myself again. In this way, one of the teachers expressed his pains and grievances in blog writing with hash tag teaching. This blog was very long but I selected a few paragraphs to show the map of teacher’s massive workloads.

Silence is the voice of personal space to achieve perfection of life. Peace and harmony also come in the society from the intuitive state of silence. We can take part in hot discussion and huge energy is consumed and wasted without achieving anything. Massive workload is running in school system but teacher’s silence is considered as the weakness of job acceptance and the fear of unemployment.

Happiness Classroom

We know that the nation’s future is in the classroom. School teachers do their very best in the classroom and they are hard working and amazing in performance. But the demands of education system are exhausting and relentless. The results of this pressure are stress, anxiety, mental health issues, burn-outs and early exits from teaching profession. The loss of school leaders and great teachers is of huge concern and it happens all the time. The pressure on teachers and leaders in school ecosystem is extreme for high academic performance. Now it’s time to recognise that this was just the start if our education system is to have a viable workforce who are well resourced and freed to conduct knowledge transfer and ensure that every child can reach his or her potential in brainpage development and academic achievement.

The teacher must play the role of task moderator in the knowledge transfer of school system. Students are engaged in brainpage making process and learning will be complete in classroom by using the dimensions of brain learnography. Teachers working as task moderator in brainpage school may get some reliefs from mental stress, massive workloads and long hours. Students will be transformed into small teachers and they will reflect green worksheets for school leaders and classroom teachers.

Merry Christmas to all principals, teachers, students, parents and whole school ecosystem !!!

Shiva Narayan
Golden Star Secondary School
Rajbiraj, Nepal

Brainpage School

Happiness Classroom ! Book is the transfer source of knowledge and student’s brain is the transfer target of learning. To be high performing students, make brainpage in collaborative classroom by applying the seven dimensions of knowledge transfer. The motor science of knowledge transfer should be launched in the classroom for the learning development and brainpage modules of Autistic or ADHD students. Let the students use motor knowledge to make smart brainpage in the classroom from book to brain direct learning transfer. The cyclozeid of knowledge transfer is rehearsed in the classroom to produce high speed zeidstream in the working mechanism of brain circuits.

By Happiness Classroom

This is the school of knowledge transfer in which the learning fields of brainpage theory are launched in the classroom like the workplace of knowledge transfer. Teaching is not necessary because students learn from source books by applying the working dimensions of brain circuits. Everything is finished in school hours and homework is not required for practice. A classroom of small teachers is defined in school learnography to make high speed brainpage modules in book to brain learning transfer.

11 replies on “Teachers are burning out in school ecosystem but knowledge is not transferred to student’s brain regions”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ! I enjoy reading your posts.
Despite the age of automation, the health of teacher is the most important aspect of student success.
There are certain types of teachers that are prone to “burnout”. Usually these teachers suffer from perfectionism, and teaching is a very imperfect occupation.
Instead of perfectionism, teachers should have the characteristics of a strong sense of humour, genuine love of the students they are teaching, a positive attitude, and a calm attitude. Students sense when a teacher is stressed, and this makes them stressed as well.

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Merry Christmas !!! That’s true to get success in teaching profession. The system of knowledge transfer should be focused in school system, so teachers won’t face the problem of massive workloads. The theme of happiness classroom is interesting for both teachers and students.

Thanks ! You are most welcome. Be happy and enjoy Christmas.

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It takes two: one who wants to learn and the other who is able to teach. I worked at high schools and colleges in Europe for almost 20 years, up to 2004. I was only working with older students 13-23 years. I never saw something like that. However, if the student is not willing or interested to learn or if family does not create a good base for learning, no skills or knowledge would be given or taken.
Burnout syndrome is very common nowadays in many areas of life. Well, it is our personal choice usually whether we can continue being drained out or we look for other ways to support ourselves.
The school systems simply cannot catch up with all the global changes.
Happy New Year! Enjoy the holiday season! Take time and devote it to self-care!

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Thanks ! You have written very informative sentences about academic life and student’s learning. Teachers are working hard but outcomes are not satisfactory. So they are facing the problems of massive workloads.

Nowadays teaching work is normal in the classroom but teachers have to finish extra work such as worksheet filling, documenting, lesson plans and assignments grading. They have to finish these works at home without sleeping at night.

I have seen some pictures of the beautiful flowers in your blogs. Did you draw these pictures with water color? These flowers are really very beautiful. Happy new year ! Thanks for reading and writing comments

Happiness Classroom

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…knowledge, in most national systems, doesn’t seem to be objective, let alone helping developing children form their own articulations and models, alas. (Otherwise our world would be likely… quite different.) Happy new year, of course…..

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Burn out is a serious issue I think. I know lots of teachers all performing at a high level – but they are all looking to take career breaks after just 3-4 years in the classroom. I think the reason is that they are all burning out because the amount of work they do is no longer sustainable for 30, 40 or more years!

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