In March 2016 TMEA surveyed its active members to better understand how music teachers perceive their work load and its effects. We especially wanted to learn from those who have managed to achieve a healthy balance in their lives so we could share their valuable strategies. Over 26% of our active members completed the survey, and we published an article that includes the survey results in our May 2016 issue of Southwestern Musician

The PDFs below include the article published in the May 2016 issue, a summary of responses to all questions asked in the survey; and member comments on their approach to healthy eating at school, incorporating exercise, tracking fitness, and overall advice on achieving a better work-life balance.

May 2016 Southwestern Musician Article: How's Your Balance?
This article provides a report on the survey responses and includes comparisons of some results by division, years taught, and more.

Balance or Burnout Survey Overall Results Summary
Summary of responses to each survey question. 

Balance or Burnout Survey Additional Member Comments
Member comments on their approach to healthy eating at school, incorporating exercise, tracking fitness, and overall advice on achieving a better work-life balance.