Teacher Wellness

Creative Approaches to Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Staff

We are hearing it again and again: In the face of the pandemic and the sudden transition to distance learning, even veteran teachers feel pressure as if they’re just starting out. As one teacher recently told me, “My baseline level of stress is so much higher now than before distance learning. It’s wearing me down.” It’s always my job, as a school leader, to support teachers, but given the exhaustion they’re feeling now, their emotional and social well-being is of paramount importance. As assistant principal at Arcadia High School, outside of Los Angeles, I have been involved in creating some
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