Today’s educators are responsible for teaching and nurturing America’s children, half of whom have experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect, violence, or challenging household circumstances—and 35 percent of whom have experienced more than one type of traumatic event.
On top of this, teachers are challenged by multiple accountabilities that draw down their inner strength: a heavy emphasis on standardized testing; increasingly difficult student behavior; lack of personnel or consistent staffing; inadequate prep time; challenging interactions with parents; lawsuits; lack of resources or training; being forced to teach outside of their expertise; low pay; and a lack of respect for the profession.
Many teachers are at a breaking point. The profession must respond to its demoralized and fatigued, or risk harming the health of its current workforce and alienating recruits who have the passion and skill to succeed.
Frontline Psychological Services & Wellness believes teacher well-being is more than a “nice to have.” It’s an essential.
We support our nation’s educators with training, consultation and wellness events. Contact us and develop a plan personalized to your school community.