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Peter Beens

BBC News - Why is teaching so stressful? - 115 views

  • "When a teacher becomes highly stressed, then their capacity to manage the classroom and relationships is often impaired."
  • teaching is the most stressful occupation there is
  • About 80% of teachers complain about stress at work and thousands of teachers leave the profession every year - predominantly due to stress
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  • "In a classroom of 25 to 30 pupils, all with individual needs, you have to be on top of your game - particularly if you have a challenging class."
  • "In badly managed schools, head teachers are adding to the stress.
  • "Time away from the classroom is sometimes the best way to safeguard the well-being of individual teachers and prevent good teachers from leaving the profession altogether.
  • "Sickness absence decreases - and therefore standards of education for pupils improve - when schools implement meaningful policies that protect and enhance teachers' well-being."
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