Checklist of Symptoms of Student Burnout
- Student is no longer happy or pleasantly excited about school activities, but, rather, is negative or cynical toward work, teachers, classmates, parents, and the whole school- and achievement-centered experience.
- Student approaches most school assignments with resignation or resentment.
- Student exhibits boredom.
- Student suffers from sleeplessness, problems in falling asleep, or periodic waking.
- Student overreacts to normal concerns or events.
- Student experiences fatigue, extreme tiredness, low energy level.
- Student exhibits unhappiness with self and accomplishments.ha
- Student has nervous habits such as eye blinking, head shaking, or stuttering.
- Student has physical ailments such as weekly or daily stomachaches or headaches.
- Student is frequently ill.
- Student exhibits dependency through increased clinging or needing and demanding constant support and reassurance.
- Student engages in attention-getting behaviors such as aggressive or acting-out behaviors.
- Student has a sense of being trapped or a feeling or being out of control.
- Student is unable to make decisions.
- Student has lost perspective and sense of humor.
- Student experiences increased feelings of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion in work and activities that used to give pleasure.