Jo is the lead trainer at Beaumont Training & Consultancy, where she trains people to become better decision makers by giving them strategies for dealing with pressure and coping with stress.
More tips on building resilience are available in a free booklet on her website.
Have you ever wondered why some teachers seem to get less stressed than others?
Maybe they have better behaved students or they just work in a 'nicer' school. Both answers are plausible. However, a much more likely explanation is that your stress-free colleagues are more resilient than you.
Resilience is what makes the difference between success and failure, and also between stress and serenity. It’s crucial for your wellbeing and performance.
By growing your own level of resilience you will find you have more energy and enthusiasm to help your students achieve more too! Here are a few simple strategies: