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PD Playlist: Renewing Ourselves and Our Teaching  

To help anyone interested in learning about strategies for overcoming (faculty) burnout, TCDC has compiled another “PD Playlist.” We’ve arranged the resources from “sound bite” to “radio play” to “extended dance mix” and “full LP.” Some options will take just a few minutes of your time while others will require a longer commitment.  Please note that reading times vary and are estimates.  

Visit the TCDC site, to view the entire catalogue of PD Playlists. 

Interested in having a lively in-person discussion with your colleagues on this topic? Join us for the TCDC Lunch and Learn, Faculty Perspectives on Renewing Ourselves and Our Teaching, on May 30 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

May PD Playlist

Sound Bites <10 minutes  

My Unexpected Cure for Burnout  (article | 00:08:00) 
In this opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Catherine M Roach discusses how she both restored her love of teaching and decluttered her office by sharing books with students. 

Radio Play<20 minutes   

The cure for burnout (hint: it isn’t self-care) (video | 00:18:29) 

In this TED interview, authors Emily and Amelia Nagoski detail three telltale signs that stress is getting the best of you—and share actionable ways to feel safe in your own body when you’re burning out.  

Extended Dance Mix <60 minutes 

Turnover, Burnout and Demoralization in Higher Ed (podcast | 00:35:39)
Kevin McClure explores some of the reasons for increased turnover, assesses the impact of the pandemic, and explains the difference between burnout and demoralization, both of which are probably playing a role. 

Full LP >1 hour

Unravelling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal (ebook | 08:00:00) 

From the publisher’s description “A timely book about assessing, coping with, and mitigating burnout in higher education. . . Burnout, a mental health syndrome caused by chronic workplace stress, is endemic to higher education in a patriarchal, productivity-obsessed culture. In this unique book for women in higher education, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, draws from her own burnout experience, as well as collected stories of faculty in various roles and career stages, interviews with coaches and educational developers, and extensive secondary research to address and mitigate burnout.” 

This book is available as an ebook through Langara Library and in hard copy through TCDC.  


Attend the TCDC Lunch and Learn Faculty Perspectives on Renewing Ourselves and Our Teaching on May 30 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. For more information and to register, please visit our calendar. 

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