Many of your students would tell you that they are stressed out in school. Between finishing homework, preparing to be college or career ready, taking standardized tests–all while balancing their social lives–it is understandable that students feel stress and anxiety when it comes to their education.
What your students might not realize, however, is that teachers have stress, too. In fact, even the best teachers aren’t immune to stressors of each day. That’s because the more needs students have, the more teachers are expected to do. If you made a list of all the things you do every day, it would show why teachers’ stress levels are so high. In fact, according to a study by the University of Missouri, as many as 93% of teachers are experiencing high levels of stress in the classroom.
When teachers are stressed out, teaching and learning in the classroom is affected. This leads to poorer student outcomes, lower grades and more frequent behavior problems. Stress also wears down an educator’s immune system. This makes it more likely for the need for you to take a sick day and miss class. As you can see, it’s crucial for you as an educator to learn to effectively manage your stress and anxiety.
What can you do?
So, how can you improve your stress management skills for your own health and for a successful school year? Our virtual training academy, ConoverU, has the answer. At ConoverU, you will learn more about managing stress and how you can develop this skill to positively reach and influence your students. You’ll also learn about your emotional intelligence and how to apply it every day so that it impacts your classroom.
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