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Teacher Well-Being Worksheet

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Worksheet to accompany Preventing Teacher Burnout and Fostering Staff Well-Being  presentation at the KSDE Dialogue Summit, November 2017, by Julie Ward, LSCSW and Cherie Blanchat, LSCSW.

Presentation Description:

Teachers and nurses tie for the highest rate of daily stress among all occupational groups. Additionally, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), have a direct correlation on physical and mental health. Given that 54.5% of Kansans have experienced one or more ACEs, it’s likely that many teachers have a personal history of ACEs, increasing their vulnerability to secondary trauma and compassion fatigue when working with students with ACEs. As educational leaders, administrators need to possess a strong understanding of secondary trauma and its impact on school staff.  This session will focus on acknowledging the prevalence of teacher burnout; identifying four major sources of teacher stress; and reflecting on specific actions that research shows effective in reducing stress and improving well-being, such as workplace wellness, social emotional learning, and mindfulness/stress management programs.