55. Why Summer Break is the Best Time To Begin Teacher Burnout Recovery: The 3 Essential Steps to Using Summer to Break the Burnout Cycle

Jun 06, 2023

Ready to finally get out of teacher burnout cycle this summer once and for all? Stop right now and give this one a listen!

Teachers often think that summer break is the ideal time to kick burnout to the curb, but the sad truth is that summer is not THE SOLUTION, but it is one of the essential ingredients needed.  (And spoiler alert, leaving the classroom isn't either) There is however a crucial stage in the burnout cycle where recovery is possible and Summer Break could be just the tool you've been looking for!

The 3 Essential Steps to Using Summer to Break the Burnout Cycle

Knowing the Signs, Symptoms, and Stages of Burnout - those are important to awareness of the problem.  In this episode, we talk about the four stages of the burnout cycle, why summer is not the solution but it is a tool, and the three simple steps you can take this summer to ensure that you use this season wisely and finally break the patterns that have been holding you back.


  • The 4 Stages of the Burnout Cycle
  • The symptoms you might be experiencing teacher burnout
  • The Most Critical Stage for Burnout Recovery 
  • How Summer can be used as a tool in this stage for burnout recovery
  • Summer is not the cure all for burnout
  • The 3 Essential Steps You Can Use This Summer to Break the Burnout Cycle


  • Take the FREE Teacher Burnout Roadmap to Burnout Recovery Quiz - Take this short, fun, and informative quiz to discover what you need to sustain your teaching career and begin burnout recovery. This quiz will help you understand what support systems you need, how to prioritize your mental health to live a fulfilling and energized life as a teacher, and what drives your self-care.





The Resilient Teacher Podcast is the show that will give overwhelmed educators the support, tools, and mindset to reduce teacher burnout and keep teaching sustainable. Each week, Brittany Blackwell, M.Ed. & her guests will share inspiration and actionable steps to avoid or recover from the dreaded teacher burnout. You'll be inspired to individualize self-care and learn to prioritize your well-being and mental health, all while making a bigger impact on your classrooms and community.



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And if you are feeling extra amazing, I would be super grateful if you would leave a review on iTunes, too!  Those reviews help other educators who are burned out and needing support find the podcast, and I love shouting you out on the Community Reviewer of the Week Segment!  Just click here to review, select "Ratings & Reviews" and "Write a Review" and share what you are loving about the podcast!  

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