Beating Burnout: Podcast Episode 125

Jan 31, 2018 | Posted by Jennifer


Burnout. It’s something that virtually all educators, traditional or homeschool, have felt from time to time. As a home educator, I know I certainly have felt it. For me it typically rears its ugly head right about this time of the year. After all, we are now a few weeks out from the bliss of an extended winter break, and the long months of winter are stretching before us to what feels like forever. And I know I’m not alone. I have several public school teacher friends who have been commenting on Facebook about how tired they are and how much they need a break. Have you felt it, too?

Burnout seems to especially affect teachers. According to an article in Psychology Today, burnout is an international affliction, affecting educators all across the globe. That’s why I’m so grateful for this recent podcast, “Episode 125: Beating Burnout,” where Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker describe the root cause of burnout and discuss useful tools and tricks to keep it at bay. As I listened to them talk about ways to minimize burnout, I felt empowered and equipped. I think you will, too.

So check it out. Grab a little “me time” with Andrew and Julie and a cup of relaxing tea. Take a few notes if you can. I suspect you will also feel as I do. This winter I will no longer succumb to burnout. Instead, I will beat it. I hope you will join me. Burnout, be gone!


Jennifer Mauser has always loved reading and writing and received a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas in 1991. Once she and her husband had children, they decided to homeschool, and she put all her training to use in the home. In addition to homeschooling her children, Jennifer teaches IEW classes out of her home, coaches budding writers via email, and tutors students who struggle with dyslexia.

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