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In her 4th year as a special education teacher, Alejandra feels confident in her ability to design instruction and manage classroom behaviors, yet the demands seem never-ending. She is under a lot of pressure with additional duties assigned by administration and endless paperwork. Over the last year, she has felt too exhausted to keep up her gym routine, has frequent headaches, and is irritable with colleagues in meetings.

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