How to avoid technology teacher burnout.
- Use Pull technologies (iGoogle and NetVibes) to bring content to your fingertips instead of wasting time going out on the internet and searching for information or visiting a multitude of websites. Going to one place for online content saves time and energy.
- Set a start and stop time to check your PLN (Professional Learning Network) feed page. Be habitual about checking in with your PLN daily and adhere to the stop time.
- Change settings on some of your feeds when you get too busy. Switching from a daily to a weekly setting may is easy to do on most sites and may ease the burden of email overload.
- Make sure you schedule down time daily. This may seem like a silly item to be reminded of but all too often taking care of ourselves is something we tend to put on the back burner.
Keeping up with and connecting to a PLN is a rewarding and positive experience for those who learn to manage their PLN well.