Teacher burnout is an epidemic. Educators are asked to do more with less. Paperwork, student discipline, high stakes assessment, standards…the list goes on and on.
The statistics on teacher burnout are scary, especially if you are fresh out of college with a teaching degree and hoping to make a positive impact one student at a time. More than 41% of teachers leave the profession in the first five years. This is not surprising when 48% of teachers say they are regularly under great stress. Sadly, 55% of teachers indicate their morale is low or very low. These numbers are disturbing given the fact that many people choose the field of education for very altruistic reasons.Read More