The Case of the Shrinking Education Department

This year has been challenging for teachers for a myriad of reasons. Research shows stress, PTSD, and mental/emotional health issues are running rampant for teachers around the country. Faced with the Trump Effect, many teachers are not only faced with the stresses and fears of students, but with their own fears about the future of [...]

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The Challenges of Mental/Emotional Health for Teachers

By: Scott Miller Phoenix  When I began teaching, I never once thought about the challenges I would face when it came to mental health and stress. It never crossed my mind that stress would be a factor for a teacher until I had to manage a classroom. During my first five years teaching, I averaged [...]

Communicating with Parents: Advice From a Teacher Who Is Also a Mother

This school year is a brand new experience for me as a mother and as a teacher. This is the first year where I am sending my five year old daughter off to a public school. I’m not going to lie, it’s been a difficult transition for her, and for me. But something happened her [...]

Combatting Exhaustion and Stress to Promote Teacher Wellness

We've all been there: dragging our feet, scanning the clock, wishing for an opportunity to just sit down and relax for a few solitary minutes. If you're a teacher, you're likely to not have the words, "rest" and "relaxation" in your personal vocabulary. It doesn't matter if it's the first week of school, or several [...]