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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 Webinar Deeply Disillusioned: Results of the First Annual Merrimack College Teacher Survey
Learn about the results of the Merrimack College Teacher Survey, which suggests teacher satisfaction rates have plummeted.
May 13, 2022
Montgomery County teacher and Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Willie Carver, in downtown Mt. Sterling, Ky., on May 11, 2022.
Willie Carver is the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and teaches high school English and French in the Montgomery County, Ky., public schools.
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Teaching Profession In Their Own Words 'I'm Afraid to Return to the Classroom': A Gay Teacher of the Year Speaks Out
Willie Carver, Jr., the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, is questioning his future as a teacher given recent anti-LGBTQ legislative efforts.
Madeline Will, May 12, 2022
8 min read
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School & District Management With Teacher Morale in the Tank, What's the Right Formula to Turn It Around?
Higher pay is only part of the mix, education experts say.
Libby Stanford, May 9, 2022
3 min read
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Teaching Profession Teacher Morale Is at a Low Point. Here's Where Some Are Finding Hope
It’s been a hard few years for teachers. These are the moments with students that are keeping them going.
Sarah Schwartz, May 4, 2022
8 min read
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Education Beat: How Journalists Can Strengthen Coverage of Teachers and Learning
Teachers and journalists have a lot in common. Both play vital roles in helping people understand and engage with the world. And, unfortunately, both are often underpaid, overworked and disrespected, especially in today’s climate of increasing politicization of curriculum and learning.
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School & District Management 'They Might Look Fine, But They're Not': Educators With Long COVID Share Their Stories
Educators share the painful, debilitating, scary symptoms they've experienced for months or even years after contracting COVID-19.
Mark Lieberman, April 28, 2022
5 min read
First lady Jill Biden hugs 2022 National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell as President Joe Biden applauds during the 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
First lady Jill Biden hugs 2022 National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell as President Joe Biden applauds during the 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year event in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday.
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Teaching Profession Nation's Top Teachers Bask in White House Spotlight
The national and state teachers of the year were honored by the president and first lady in a White House ceremony.
Madeline Will, April 27, 2022
4 min read
Kathleen Law, a teacher in Oregon, has seen long-term COVID affect her ability to work full-time.
Kathleen Law, a teacher in Happy Valley, Ore., has seen longterm COVID impact her ability to work.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center 1 in 5 Educators Say They've Experienced Long COVID
Many educators say they've experienced painful, debilitating symptoms months after contracting COVID. Some may have to quit their jobs.
Mark Lieberman, April 27, 2022
9 min read
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Teaching Profession Opinion Ignore the Negativity. Be a Teacher
Every day in the classroom offers new experiences, as well as the opportunity to have a major influence on students' lives.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 27, 2022
12 min read
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Aren't Keeping Up With Inflation. See How Your State Compares
Teachers are making less now than they did a decade ago, according to an inflation-adjusted analysis by the National Education Association.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2022
3 min read
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Teaching Profession Opinion Would You Urge a Young Person to Go Into Teaching? What Teachers Say
There's no one answer to explain why teachers would recommend (or not) their profession. What is clear: It's rewarding.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 25, 2022
12 min read
Teaching Profession Video 2022 National Teacher of the Year: ‘So Honored to Be a Part of This Profession’
Kurt Russell, a history teacher from Oberlin, Ohio, shares his outlook on the profession and a message for his fellow educators.
Lilia Geho, April 22, 2022
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Teaching Profession Teachers Told Us How They Rack Up Those 54 Hours of Work Each Week
Teachers react to national survey results that show they spend about 54 hours a week on the job and share their own workday schedules.
Marina Whiteleather, April 21, 2022
4 min read