Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

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Cory Turner writes “Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All” after talking with Mark Greenberg, a professor of human development and psychology at Penn State via NPR.

Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That’s on par with nurses and physicians. And roughly half of teachers agree with this statement: “The stress and disappointments involved in teaching at this school aren’t really worth it.”

It’s a problem for all of us — not just these unhappy teachers.

Here’s why: “Between 30 and 40 percent of teachers leave the profession in their first five years,” says Mark Greenberg, a professor of human development and psychology at Penn State.”

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One thought on “Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more! After 17 years in the teaching profession, I have been on the edge of burnout a few times. Stress is an awful, awful thing. We need to always be aware of how much stress and expectations we put on ourselves! Teachers are a notorious group of always trying to plan the perfect lesson and unit and are always on the hunt for new ideas. Being told by are respective Ministries and some of our admin that we aren’t doing enough and we need to be always doing more leads to a profession filled with stress and guilt. We need to make sure we provide the services and strategies to new teachers so we don’t have that mass exodus after 5 years!
    Thanks for the great article. It was a joy to read!

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