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Time: Wednesday, 12/1 & 12/8 3:00-4:00pm An additional follow-up session will be scheduled for Spring semester
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Description: In this VLC, we will read and discuss selected excerpts from the book Teacher Burnout Turnaround (Patricia Jennings, 2000). The book extends her previous works, Mindfulness for Teachers and The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by applying systems-thinking to discuss how teachers can transform schools to overcome teacher burnout. Participants will also have the opportunity to watch and discuss videos of Patricia Jennings' talks. In addition to discussing the book and videos, we will ground our discussions about burnout through some practical hands-on experience of meditative practices from Mindfulness for Teachers. Time will be devoted as well to brainstorming how we as faculty can take a leadership role in turning around faculty burnout here at Pima College