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Resources and Support for Teachers
Practical tools that can be used in the classroom to assist teachers help their students to become more resilient.
Schools and districts play a vital role in teacher wellness. Evidence shows that programs work to improve teacher health and improve classroom outcomes. Here you will find additional ways administrators can help develop resilience in their fight to win the battle of burnout.
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Building Resilience
A guided 6-week Resilience Training program.
(FREE for a limited time)
Video instruction discussing the stress response, stress resilience, and how to build resilience with breathing techniques.
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Find

BALANCE

With

RESILIENCE

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Building Stress Resilience
Teacher Self Study
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The PROBLEM:

46% of teachers

reported high daily stress that compromised their health, sleep, quality of life, and teaching performance.

When teachers are stressed, students show lower levels of both social adjustment and academic performance.

Teacher Stress Causes:

Teacher physical health

Teacher mental health

Poor teacher performance

Poor student outcomes

High teacher turnover

Lower student achievement

$7.3 billion in additional costs

Increased inequities in education

*Penn State & RWJ Foundation 2016

The GOOD News:

 

Interventions on the organizational or individual level, or those that reach both, can reduce teacher stress.

Programs for mentoring, workplace wellness, social emotional learning, and mindfulness are all proven to

improve teacher well-being

and student outcomes.

 

 

*Penn State & RWJ Foundation 2016

How to improve

SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL HEALTH

in the classroom

1. Support teachers with programs to improve their personal resilience. 

 

2. Model resilience strategies in the classroom.

 

3. Introduce social and emotional wellness curricula.

 

BURNOUT SCREENING TOOL

WHAT IS BURNOUT?

 

The World Health Organization has recently updated its definition of burnout as a "syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed" and the three major symptoms.

  1. Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion

  2. Increased mental distance from one's job or feelings negative towards one's career

  3. Reduced professional productivity

Please read the following statements. Click the circle next to the number that best indicates your feelings about the statement. 

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

Every day

A few times a week

Once a week

A few times a month

Once a month or less

A few times a year

Never

I feel burned out from my work.

1   |    2    |    3

WHY WORRY ABOUT BURNOUT?

PHYSICAL EFFECTS

  • Higher rates of musculoskeletal pain

  • Higher rates of heart disease

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Sleep disorders

  • Headaches

  • Prolonged fatigue

  • Weakened immune system

  • Higher rates of hospitalization

  • Higher mortality rates

MENTAL EFFECTS

  • Higher rates of depression

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Higher rates of mental disorder treatments

  • More likely to be hospitalized for mental health symptoms

  • Higher rates of suicide

  • Higher rates of mental breakdown

OCCUPATIONAL EFFECTS

  • Lower job satisfaction

  • Higher rates of presenteeism (coming to work sick/not being productive at work)

  • Higher rates of absenteeism

  • Higher turnover rates

  • Decreased productivity

  • Lower work "culture"

  • Increased healthcare expenditure

  • Increased disability claims

At it's core, HEALTH is very simple.

It's about you DOING healthy things.

1

KNOWLEDGE

You acquire the right knowledge that will help you get healthy and stay healthy. 

2

ACTION

You put that knowledge into action. The power to change requires work.

3

REVIEW, REVISE, REPEAT

Doing this over and over to make small, but cumulatively powerful changes to help you achieve real and lasting health.

Knowing isn't enough. 

There are mountains of health information (some good, some bad, and some ridiculous),

but your most powerful tool to be healthy is ACTION.

 

 Changing behavior isn't always that easy,

and knowing the behaviors that really do affect your health is also a challenge.

To be able to succeed at becoming healthy, you need:

The right knowledge.

and 

A way to put that knowledge into action.

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Resources for Teachers, Schools, & Districts

Evidence-based programs designed specifically for teachers.

Independent Study

This free option is self supported and uses independent study materials to help teachers improve their personal health and wellness. 

We want every teacher to minimally have access to critical knowledge and action plans so they can take care of themselves as they educate all of our children.

Building Resilience Workshop

This option is great for schools who want a quick and effective way to get teachers started on the path to building the resilience needed to survive in today's education environment. It includes practical personal strategies as well as classroom tools and tactics.

 

3 hours of live instruction (in-person or virtual) for an unlimited number of participants.

Building Resilience Guided

This 12 week guided program includes live initial and follow-up sessions. It uses the framework from the Building Resilience Workshop, but adds the power of on-going support and guidance. 

Peer and professional support helps the teachers optimize their personal growth allowing them to meet the growing demands of being a teacher.

Enrolled in groups of 25.

Building Resilience Intensive

For those schools and districts that want to supercharge their teachers' wellness, this 12 week intensive program is the gold standard for improving teacher emotional wellness. 

Based on a gradual release model of coaching and instruction.

Personal and group coaching included.

Enrolled in groups of 25.

 

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