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There can be few teachers who do not have a solid understanding of what negative stress means, born of genuine felt experience. If it is not the pressures of the job whilst at school, it is the perpetual need to take work home that eats into our sense of control and overall job satisfaction. Clearly, there is a delicate balance to be found between the buzz of the opportunities that the teaching profession can offer, through new initiatives and ideas such as teacher creativity and citizenship, and negative stress and burnout.