Teacher Wellness

Stress. Burnout. Long hours. Increasing demands. Insights into teachers’ mental and physical wellness and what schools can do
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Teaching Profession Stress, Burnout, Depression: Teachers and Principals Are Not Doing Well, New Data Confirm
They still love parts of their jobs—but feel anxiety and stress more than other working adults, a new study finds.
Madeline Will, June 15, 2022
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How School Leaders Can Support Social-Emotional Learning (and Retain Teachers, Too)
The teachers surveyed felt more prepared to teach SEL when they believed their school leaders supported their personal well-being.
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Strengthening Social-Emotional Learning Practices for Students and Staff
Join author Dr. Christopher Soto of Everyday Self-Care for Educators: Tools and Strategies for Well-being, for a conversation on how prac...
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How Does Educator Well-Being Impact Social-Emotional Awareness in Schools?
Explore how adult well-being is key to promoting healthy social-emotional behaviors for students. Get strategies to reduce teacher stress.
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Teaching Profession From Our Research Center A Profession in Crisis: Findings From a National Teacher Survey
The first annual Merrimack College Teacher Survey of the nation’s K-12 educators reveals stark declines in teacher morale in the past decade.
Holly Kurtz, April 14, 2022
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School & District Management Getting the Most Out of Employee Assistance Programs
Many districts have programs and initiatives to help employees weather the emotional and mental toll of the pandemic. They're often underutilized.
Denisa R. Superville, April 13, 2022
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School & District Management To Support Stressed Staff Members, Districts Are Turning to an Overlooked Resource
Many school workers are not using or are not aware of free services through their districts' employee assistance programs.
Denisa R. Superville, April 12, 2022
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Social and Emotional Wellness for Educators
You've spent the past two years performing miracles to take care of your students, but have you been taking care of yourself?
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Student Well-Being K-12 Essentials Forum Tackling Student and Staff Mental Health Issues in COVID-19’s Wake
Join this event and hear from experts on how to tackle managing student and staff mental health challenges.
March 31, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Violence, Threats, and Harassment Are Taking a Toll on Teachers, Survey Shows
A nationwide survey also found 43 percent of teachers said they want to quit.
Madeline Will, March 17, 2022
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Supporting Teachers With Adult Social-Emotional Learning and Climate
Learn how your district can support staff retention through adult social-emotional learning and climate.
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Teaching Profession Superficial Self-Care? Stressed-Out Teachers Say No Thanks
Many teachers see the "mindfulness" push as well intentioned, but not a panacea for the feeling that their jobs have become untenable.
Alyson Klein, March 1, 2022
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Teaching Profession Don't Forget the Adults: How Schools and Districts Can Support Educator Mental Health
The pandemic's mental health toll on teachers, principals, and school staff demands redoubled attention to resources and support.
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Teaching Profession Webinar Examining the Evidence: Supports to Promote Teacher Well-Being
Rates of work dissatisfaction are on the rise among teachers. Grappling with an increased workload due to the pandemic and additional stressors have exacerbated feelings of burnout and demoralization. Given these challenges, what can the
February 2, 2022