How educators process and respond to emotions, both theirs and that of their students, impacts student achievement as well as student social-emotional development. Educators who lack. Emotional Intelligence often struggle to work effectively with challenging students. For example, they quickly resort to punishments, instead of recognizing their students’ emotions and what’s causing them.
While each school has a different schedule and different class types, the results are the same; happy, healthy, productive teachers. But don’t take our word for it, hear what our teachers have to say about how a regular fitness program is impacting their physical and mental health.
Schools try so many things to increase student achievement: better curriculum, technology, more qualified teachers. But what if the answer wasn’t only in enriching students’
Several programs and policies are proven to help teachers reduce stress, improve well-being and student outcomes, and even save schools money. These include: • Mentoring
Potential benefits of school Employee Wellness Programs • Decreased employee absenteeism • Lower health care and insurance costs • Increased employee retention • Improved employee
Little is known about how the stress management education provided in the schools affects teacher or student outcomes. However, evidence indicates that change is possible
If the ultimate goal of education is to promote student success, teacher well-being must be a central consideration. Teachers cannot be expected to try harder,
40 percent of new teachers don’t feel adequately prepared to handle classroom management or discipline issues, and both new and experienced teachers identified classroom management
What are the steps to developing an employee wellness initiative? 1. Build support 2. Assemble a team 3. Gather information 4. Plan for success 5.
You often hear stories about someone’s second-cousin’s best friend’s third-cousin’s ex-spouse who was a teacher. That person taught classes of 40 or more students, all of whom had disabilities and experienced childhood trauma. Thanks to this amazing teacher, the students excelled on their standardized assessments, exhibited exemplary behavior, and all went on to become physicians, engineers, and CEOs.
EMPIRICALLY DERIVED PROFILES OF TEACHER STRESS, BURNOUT, SELFEFFICACY, AND COPING AND ASSOCIATED STUDENT OUTCOMES
In addition to interfering with PBIS [positive behavior interventions and supports] implementation, teacher stress also contributes to teacher turnover. About half of teachers leave the
“When you talk about urban schools and particularly first-year teachers, retention rates are really low,” says Ileana Gonzalez, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins
“If you’re killing yourself 10 hours a day and nothing is right and [students are] not succeeding, there’s just no fulfillment,” one teacher named Beth said. For her, the pressure came largely from the school administration mandating daily faculty meetings and increased teacher scrutiny to raise the state test scores. It was enough to lead to her suicidal ideation.
Take a look at these seven ways educators are fitting in fitness. Their solutions might work for you, too!
1. Make small changes
2. Be LESS efficient
3. Ditch the Desk
4. Walk, walk, walk
5. Join forces with a partner
6. Exercise with students
7. Use your school’s fitness resources
SAFEGUARDING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF TEACHERS: Why it’s important for teachers — and their schools — to create space to acknowledge and respond to the stress of the job
High-poverty schools also often attract a certain type of intensity junkie who loves the intensity of that work — a person who, previously, has always
The high-level demands placed on classroom teachers pose the potential to compromise personal coping resources and increase stress and risk for burnout. EI [Emotional Intelligence]