10 Books to Help You Combat Teacher Burnout


Teacher burnout is an unfortunate reality in the education profession. The demands of teaching and the stress it brings can take a toll on even the most passionate educators. One effective way to combat burnout is by seeking out resources, such as books, that provide support, inspiration, and practical strategies for maintaining one’s well-being and love for teaching. Here are 10 must-read books to help teachers fight burnout and maintain their enthusiasm for education.

1. “The Happy Teacher Habits” by Michael Linsin

This book combats teacher burnout by offering practical habits and strategies that promote happiness in the classroom. Learn to create a joyful and stress-free working environment while fostering positive relationships with students.

2. “Teach Like a Pirate” by Dave Burgess

Burgess’ book ignites passion in educators with ideas on how to create dynamic instructional practices that engage students, decrease burnout, and bring joy back to teaching.

3. “The Together Teacher” by Maia Heyck-Merlin

“The Together Teacher” discusses how teachers can effectively manage tasks, paperwork, and time in order to maintain balance both inside and outside of the classroom.

4. “The First Days of School” by Harry K. Wong & Rosemary T. Wong

This classic resource helps teachers set up their classrooms for success during the first days of school – a crucial foundation for preventing burnout later on.

5. “Awakened: Change Your Mindset for Teaching Success” by Angela Watson

Watson’s book provides mindfulness strategies designed specifically for educators in order to avoid negative thought patterns that contribute to burnout.

6. “Teaching with Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom” by Jim Fay & Charles Fay

For teachers struggling with discipline issues, this book offers strategies rooted in love and logic that decrease stress and empower students to take responsibility for their learning.

7. “The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again” by Chase Mielke

Mielke’s book focuses on the science of educator well-being and offers strategies to re-ignite the passion for teaching, leading readers to embrace resilience in the face of burnout.

8. “The Self-Care Guide for Teachers: Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Spirit” by Tiffany Poirier

This self-care guide provides practical tips and manageable activities for educators to prioritize their well-being, promoting relaxation and stress relief.

9. “Sane Enough: Finding Balance in a Burned-Out World” by Starr Sackstein

This insightful book covers strategies for managing workload, maintaining relationships, and making time for personal growth and well-being as an educator.

10. “Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave” by Barnett Berry, Ann Byrd & Alan Wieder

“Teacherpreneurs” showcases examples of teachers who have found innovative ways to balance leadership roles alongside their classroom responsibilities and inspires others to do the same.


Overcoming teacher burnout is essential for educators who want to maintain their love for teaching and promote a positive learning environment. These books offer practical strategies, advice, and inspiration that will help you navigate the challenges of education while staying engaged, energized, and passionate about your profession.

Choose your Reaction!