Burned out teachers may be passing along their stress levels to their students. That’s one of the topics teachers heard about today at the biennial conference of the NLTA.
Dr. Eva Oberle is an assistant professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She delivered today’s keynote address.
She says teachers find it stressful playing the many roles required in today’s school setting—that of friend, mentor, teacher, etc. With limited resources and lack of support from those make the decisions.
She says ever increasing class sizes don’t help the situation.
She says larger class sizes, coupled with the diverse needs of students are adding to stress levels.