Why

New Teacher Mental Health? 

WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

Beltman, et al (2011)

Research has called for new teachers to be taught specific personal skills such as stress management, self-regulation, and assertiveness

We all know teaching is stressful, but here's what the research says:

  • 46% of teachers report high daily stress -- the highest rate among all occupational groups, tied with nurses (Gallup, 2014)

  • Teacher stress is directly linked to poor teacher performance and poor student outcomes (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016)

  • Teacher turnover costs schools $7.3 billion per year (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 2007)