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The era of the ‘try harder, do more’ teacher must end

June 5, 2018


Administrators can and should help teachers avoid burnout, first and foremost for the long-term benefit of teachers and students, but also to curb attrition rates at a time when teacher shortages are predicted to get worse. Teachers have higher rates of depression and anxiety disorders than the general population. It’s a profession with rewards — and also myriad challenges. Potential sources of stress, which if left unchecked can cause a good teacher to give up on his or her career.

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