Burnout looks different in every person, but the hallmarks are exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency. Maybe a lot of sarcasm is showing up in staff meetings. Or teachers are looking glazed over, even while teaching. Outcomes and results are slipping. Burnout has serious consequences for teachers, students, and the community as a whole.
You did the work to create a fresh, new curriculum! Awesome! Now what? It’s so frustrating when you have a great plan but now it’s not being executed. What was all that work for, anyway? Maybe teachers don’t have the right resources to make it come to life, or they don’t see how the new curriculum applies to what they want to do.
You want diversity, equity, and inclusion to be at the core of what you do. Excellent. But you are still noticing that the populations in your arts program do not match the rest of your school or community. Maybe there is a distinct change in demographics as students move from elementary to high school. You know what you want to see in your programs, but have no idea where to start.
You know that no classroom is “perfect” (what does that mean, anyway?!) but student behavior is still your number 1 issue. Students might be disengaged, lashing out, arguing, or skipping class all together. It’s enough to make a teacher throw their hands up in defeat!
Good enough for whom? If you aren’t serving all students with equity and dignity, there is still work to be done.
Congrats! Winning a competition feels great, but doesn’t always mean everyone is getting what they need out of the experience. Don’t let any cracks in your program turn into canyons.
Your students are always changing– and they should be! What works now may not work next year. Are you able to adapt?
You can upgrade your program in three simple steps:
SET THE STAGE: Uncover the core values amongst your students, staff, and community with the power of data
ENVISION THE OUTCOMES: Create a values based mission and ultimate outcomes for your entire program that are grounded in equity and connection
CREATE AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN: Promote buy-in and prevent burn-out with personalized growth and implementation plans for each teacher
If you’re ready to stop hoping things will get better, ready to have a guide through a complete transformation, ready to sure up your program’s legacy, let’s get started today!
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