Social and Emotional
 
Wellness for Educators

Life-changing results with evidence-based tools.
Helping students by helping teachers.
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Suffering from burnout?
take the

  ✓ Improve Teacher Wellness

✓ Reduce Teacher and Student Stress

✓ Improve Student Scores

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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:

Poor physical health

Poor 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 and emotional learning, and mindfulness are all proven to
improve teacher well-being and student outcomes.
 
*Penn State & RWJ Foundation 2016

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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.

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.
Find additional video resources on our YouTube Channel
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

Additional Support

See one of our webinars recently and want the Building Resistance for Teachers download?

Building Stress Resilience
Teacher Self Study
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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. 

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5

4

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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.

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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

BURNOUT SCREENING TOOL

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