Ontario English Catholic Teachers

At Your Best

Your work life and your home life are inextricably linked. Many teachers spend time improving their skills and techniques in the classroom, but just as important can be improving your skills in managing your health, wellness, and happiness outside the classroom.

Here you will find resources designed specifically to help you create better work/life balance, manage your stress, build confidence, and achieve your dreams. 


Managing Stress and Promoting Wellness

A Johns Hopkins University study found teaching ranked fourth among careers most likely to cause burnout among workers. It has also been estimated that 80 per cent of health care costs are related to stress. The implications of increased stress on overall health and life satisfaction cannot be ignored, especially for teachers.

This publication is a summary of information and suggestions to help you deal with frustration, anxiety, burnout, and other mental health-related issues resulting from stress. It is also a call to look holistically at issues of health and wellness. The resource is intended to help you assess your circumstances, become aware of your responses to stressors in your life, and establish a healthy approach to dealing with challenges. 

Quick Tips for Managing Stress

Feeling that life is too hectic, with too many things beyond your control? Are elements of your career causing you to feel stressed? This brochure provides some quick and easy tips and strategies to help you manage your stress, as well as links to resources and information.