Teaching Is A Stressful Profession: The Causes And How To Combat It

Teachers have one of the most rewarding — and challenging — professions in the United States. While they get to help shape young minds, inspire and encourage children and young adults, and play a pivotal role in their communities, teachers also face a number of stressors. Long hours, demanding curricula, lack of supplies and ongoing stress are only some of the issues that teachers throughout the country face. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated and increased both the demands placed on teachers and the stress they feel. It’s not surprising, therefore, to learn that so many teachers are dealing with stress and anxiety.

How does this stress affect teachers? Many educators may have symptoms including fatigue, sleeplessness, anxiety, irritability, frequent aches and pains, and difficulty focusing. While this news is sobering, fortunately there are numerous ways that teachers can help combat stress in their professions.

For more information about this common issue among teachers and how they can help manage it, check out the accompanying resource.

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Clare Louise