How to Build Teacher Morale

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Teacher burnout is a growing issue in today's society. Teachers are under a great deal of pressure, and sometimes their jobs can seem impossible! This lesson provides some suggestions for administrators and coaches who would like to improve teacher morale.

Teacher Morale Impacts Us All

Being a teacher is not an easy job. Teachers face pressure from families and administrators; they have to worry about test scores, students' physical and emotional wellbeing, and the pressure of adhering to stringent curriculum standards. What's more, teachers often don't receive the social status of some other professionals; we often see the media and politicians unfairly blaming teachers for all that goes wrong in education.

Therefore, it is the role of administrators, coaches, and other professionals who work in schools to help boost teacher morale. Teachers who feel good about their jobs are more effective. What's more, they feel better and spread positive feelings among their students. Additionally, they are more likely to stay in the teaching profession longer.

Talk It Over

Principal William works at an elementary school with a group of highly devoted teachers. The poverty level among students is high, and many of the students are English-language learners. Principal William feels that the teachers at his school work tirelessly to meet their students' needs.

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