Teachers and educators typically join the education profession because they want to work with young people, and they want to make a difference. They get joy out of the creativity of teaching.
Unfortunately, the enjoyment of the profession is often diminished due to a poor work environment, lack of respect, and overwhelming stress.
A survey conducted a few years ago showed that 73% of teachers have considered leaving the profession – mostly due to workload. More than 54% said that they did not think they’d be teaching in 10 years. Almost a quarter imagined they’d move on, in half that time. And all those statistics were before the pandemic.
Imagine how many more teachers are considering leaving the profession due to the coronavirus outbreak?
A survey conducted in May 2020, surveyed almost 2,000 teachers and educators. Two-thirds say they’re concerned about the health implications of resuming in-person instruction. And some...