Burnout is a significant problem that continues to plague the teaching profession. In this essay, I argue that the burnout of early-career teachers is not solely a function of personal factors (e.g., their knowledge, their beliefs, their pedagogical skills, their commitment to the teaching profession) but also a function of the organizational climates into which these early-career teachers enter. Specifically, burnout can be contagious, and, therefore, I argue that teacher educators must expand the scope of their efforts to include not only educating individual pre-service teachers but also revitalizing the organizational climates present within local schools.
Zimmerman, Aaron Samuel
"Expanding the Scope of Teacher Education in an Attempt to Prevent Burnout Contagion,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 30:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol30/iss3/5