Being a teacher has never been easy. But the onset of the global pandemic has put extraordinary new pressures on the profession and taken a massive toll on many teachers’ mental health and well-being. Abrupt school closures this spring left teachers with upended routines, disrupted learning plans, and a host of new worries about now-distant students. The pivot to remote learning was rife with logistical and emotional challenges, and many teachers say they lost any sense of work-life balance.
With a new school year on the horizon—and coronavirus infections still raging—teachers say they’re more anxious and exhausted than ever. This report looks at the many ways stressors related to COVID-19 and racial inequities have affected the teacher workforce, strategies for self-care, and how school leaders and districts can help protect their teachers’ social and emotional well-being through the continued uncertainty.
Read the full article on the Education Week website.
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