Supporting the Mental Wellness of Teachers: A Discussion with the Founder and CEO of Happy Teacher Revolution

Supporting the Mental Wellness of Teachers: A Discussion with the Founder and CEO of Happy Teacher Revolution

About the Webconference

Presenters: Pete Talbot, Danna Thomas

Even prior to the COVID-19 crisis, teachers reported high levels of stress and burnout. Unfortunately, the pressures of the job lead many teachers to leave the profession altogether. Teachers have been asked to make an unprecedented shift to online and distance learning amidst a global health crisis that may be creating significant anxiety on top of job-related stress.

Happy Teacher Revolution is a Baltimore-born, international movement with the mission to support the mental health and wellness of teachers, by training teachers around the world to initiate Happy Teacher Revolution support group meetings in their own communities. The Happy Teacher Revolution is a network of teachers—a network that serves as a support system for teachers who are struggling with the shame, blame, guilt, and difficulties of balancing an incredibly demanding profession with their own sense of self and happiness. This live question and answer session with Happy Teacher Revolution’s Danna Thomas will focus on the program and why a program like this is even more critical during the COVID crisis.

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