Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations in the country, but introducing organizational and individual interventions can help minimize the negative effects of teacher stress.
Key Findings • Forty-six percent of teachers report high daily stress, which compromises their health, sleep, quality of life, and teaching performance. • When teachers are highly stressed, students show lower levels of both social adjustment and academic performance. • Interventions on the organizational or individual level, or those that reach both, can help reduce teacher stress by changing the culture and approach to teaching. • Programs for mentoring, workplace wellness, social emotional learning, and mindfulness are all proven to improve teacher well-being and student outcomes.