Classroom Fatigue

Posting this a little late but it’s meaningful all the same


During the World War Two era, there was a condition known as battle fatigue.  It dealt with warriors who had been constantly bombarded with battle conditions for so long that they started having difficulty in coping with day-to-day activities.  The symptoms were irritability, anger, depression, mood swings, and so forth.  Now days it’s referred to as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

This is important as we begin to enter the 22nd century and discuss similar conditions with teachers in the classroom.  Unlike the teaching conditions of the past, there are many events that occur in our schools that leave teachers feeling helpless.  This generates high levels of stress.

PTSD soldiers in history transitioned from respect and understanding to disgust as we entered a world filled with the Korean and Vietnam wars.  The general people realized what had occurred and now, most Americans will not stand for someone to…

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