Teacher’s sources of stress at work reflect the broader school climate, new research has highlighted.
Managing stress is not only the responsibility of the individual teacher – schools also have an important role to play in developing a supportive workplace for their staff, said Professor of Educational Psychology at UNSW, Rebecca Collie.
Sources of stress at work come from workload, student behaviour and management expectations.
“It is important for schools to develop a climate where teachers feel supported and build strong relationships with students and colleagues to whom they can turn to for support,” Collie added.
She joined Education Review to discuss the impact of stress on teachers and how schools can improve their staff well-being.Do you have an idea for a story?
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