Burnout check-in quiz

Burnout happens when someone is mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted. Students may experience burnout when struggling to meet the demands of work and study. It is important for students to recognise the symptoms of burnout and to understand what supportive actions and systems are in place to help them.

Year Level




5 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students will learn to recognise the warning signs of burnout and to propose strategies for managing it.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • recognise the signs of burnout
  • identify what actions they will take (stop, start or continue) to prevent or manage burnout symptoms.

Instructions 5 min

  1. Students access and complete ReachOut’s ‘Are you burning out?’ quiz online using devices/laptops.
  2. Students write three headings in their workbooks: ‘Stop’, ‘Start’ and ‘Continue’.
  3. Reflecting on their individual quiz results, students write under the headings the actions they will stop, start and/or continue to take.
  4. Teacher note: You could also use a digital collaboration tool such as Padlet, Google Docs or Mentimeter to easily collate the class's responses.

  5. Optional: Students share their answers as a whole class, with the teacher writing the answers on the whiteboard or digital equivalent.