Less Stress

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  1. Obadiah

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    Yesterday, while waiting at a doctor's office (for 45 minutes for my 3 minute check up), I was browsing through the Jan/Feb issue of WebMD. One article was on stress factors in the workplace which I found relevant to both teachers and students. According to the article excessive tension is just as dangerous as smoking. A messy desk is a major factor in unnecessary workplace stress; less mess, less stress. Working overtime can over produce tension. Overtasking the brain causes it to drift away from a task; without a break, the adult brain can only focus on a task at optimum level for 90-120 minutes at a time.
     
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    Just last week I was listening to one of those snotty radio forums where they were discussing workaholism as the most admirable of addictions, according to society, despite the awful health problems associated with it.
     
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    That's interesting. I think it's sad when teachers are frowned upon for not staying late or taking on extra projects.
     
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    :eek::oops::helpme:

    Well...my desk is clean Monday? And we're not paid overtime so technically I'm not working overtime, right? :whistle: :p
     
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    I can relate! As long as everything on my desk is organized in a way that makes sense to me, then I'm perfectly ok. Some days I just don't have time to be own secretary too, filing away everything neatly. I don't turn my nose up at those who do. I just feel it's a personal preference. Seeing things on my desk helps me remember then when I'm done I'll put it away. So Mathmagic, you and your desk are just fine!
     
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    Because they should all be willing to work for free. It's a sign of dedication.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I laugh every time some Teacher of the Year is praised for working all evenings and weekends and having no life.

    But that's just me.

    They have an award. I parent my kids, date my husband, and enjoy hobbies.
     
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    We have one such Teacher of the Year who constantly complains to the building principal about fellow teachers, gets to change their work schedules, and creates opportunities for them to have extra duties. On the other hand, if a parent ever saw how she was with her class, they'd pull their children out of the district.

    Teacher of the Year....
     

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