Summary:This article underscores the need to provide supports for educators who are highly stressed and emotionally exhausted from providing academic, emotional and behavioral support to stressed and traumatized students. The article also supports greater funding for more guidance counselors who could ake on some of the burden of dealing with these students.
Source:Amelia Harper, Education DIVE, September 4, 2018
Categories: Trauma Informed Ed, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Mental Health, Teacher Training, Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Description: “According to a 2016 study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 46% of teachers report high daily stress that affects their quality of life and teaching performance which, in turn, lowers levels of both social adjustment and academic performance in students. The study suggests that schools use interventions to reduce teacher stress by changing the school culture and approaches to teaching. It also suggests that stronger programs for mentoring, workplace wellness, and mindfulness be put in place for the benefit of both teachers and students.”