Sustainability Secrets: Overcoming Stress Responses in the Classroom [SUSTAINABILITY SERIES] (Episode 41)

Feb 28, 2023

Sustainability Secrets: Mastering Your Stress Responses as an Educator

Are you one of the thousands of teachers who is feeling overwhelmed, wanting to recover from burnout, and looking for ways to make this career sustainable? This episode is the first in a new series all about unlocking the secrets of sustainable teaching, where I'll highlight the key things in mindset, tools, and support you need in order to reach optimal fulfillment without sacrificing your time, your energy, and your sanity. You see, the key lies in...

Harnessing the Power of Mindset, Support, and Action for Sustainable Teaching

Teaching is not sustainable without each one of these major components, which I have named the Spheres of Sustainability: Mindset, Support, and Action. Without each of these working for and together, sustainability in your career does not and cannot exist.


Hacking Your Stress Response: Understanding Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fawn

One of the most common causes of burnout among teachers is the habit of succumbing to stress responses when faced with challenging situations. Every teacher is guilty of this mistake at one time or another, myself included. The beauty of this profession is that we can learn to understand and manage our stress responses as we become self-aware, shift our mindset, and find ways to keep moving forward towards sustainability, because success and fulfillment lie just on the other side. So let's dive into the first in the sustainability series and learn how to hack our stress response.


  • Is teaching a sustainable career?
  • The Three Spheres of Sustainable Teaching©
  • Sustainable Teaching Unlocks Eudemonic Happiness
  • What is Eudemonic Happiness
  • How Stress and Teacher Stress Responses Impact Sustainability
  • The Four Types of Stress Responses
  • What each looks like in the profession
  • Common stress triggers for teachers
  • How to take action with your unique stress responses
  • Motivational message to inspire teachers to prioritize their sustainability









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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