作为教学领导者，我们目前最重要的角色之一就是培养教师' jobs doable, and helping them set 健康界限.
Here'一个简单的例子：设置一个“hard stop” for the 工作 day.
Normally, 教师 have a certain standard for themselves, and stop 工作ing when they've satisfied it.
什么时候the planning, prep, and grading are done to a certain standard, they can stop 工作ing and feel good about it.
Especially if you're doing virtual learning—which, let's be honest, is never going to 工作 as well as we'd like.
This puts 教师 into an endless loop of 工作ing as hard as they can, but still feeling like it's not enough.
Actually, almost everyone. 我们的profession is the outlier.
当然，高级领导人经常在外面工作“work” hours, but not many other professions expect their rank-and-file members to routinely 工作 crazy hours with no sense of boundaries.
In our current context, 工作ing without limits is a recipe for burnout.
什么时候“Whatever It Takes” Becomes Toxic
Teachers will never feel like what they're doing is enough to fully meet the needs of their students—and if we let them, some will 工作 themselves to the point of burnout.
我们的“whatever it takes”态度可能会有所帮助，但也会变得有毒。
如果我们需要识字干预以使我们的学生在年级水平上读书，那就尽一切努力，并确保它得到了适当的资助。我们不要问 教师 弥补组织或社会的失败，以弥补学生的需求。
If you let yourself 工作 “until you're done”…you'll 工作 late into the night. Every day.
如果你强迫自己 放弃 工作ing at a certain time…有趣的事情发生了。
Instead of getting less done, or doing subpar 工作…you'll simply 工作 更有效率.
我首先注意到了“Parkinson's Law” principle in my own 工作 on a day I went to 工作 with a bad cold.
It was a Friday, and because I was the principal, I didn't feel like I could call in and stay home. But I was in no shape to be at 工作, and it was obvious.
“You need to go home,”我的总书记毫不犹豫地告诉我-她是对的。
所以我给自己一个 硬停. “我中午回家”我告诉她-我做到了。
Somehow, we make it to the theatre or the appointment or the airport on time—but when we're doing very few of those things that give us an external deadline, we need to give ourselves a 硬停.
So give your 教师 this same gift: a 硬停 for the 工作 day.
If you want 教师 to set 健康界限 for their 工作 day, start with modeling—the example you set is as powerful as what you say.
All day, if you 工作 with that “硬停” in mind, you'll 工作 更有效率, you'll prioritize better, and you'll anticipate getting to go home—so you'll do better 工作 as a result.
Try it, and let 教师 know how it's 工作ing for you. Encourage them to do their best while they're 工作ing, but then to stop 工作ing—and stop worrying—at a certain time.
Note: this also 工作s for email—if you give yourself all day to check email, it'll take all day.
If you give yourself 20 minutes to clear your inbox, three times a day, that'll usually be enough—because the 硬停 will force you to prioritize.