A teacher isn’t expected to revive an elderly patient who is having a heart attack. Teachers don’t have to figure out how to tell a young woman that she is infertile or inform a father that he has lung cancer.
From an outside perspective, teaching might seem like a much less stressful job than being a nurse or physician. However, according to a recent poll, 46% of teachers report high daily stress, which ties them with nurses for the most stressful occupation in America today.
Why is teaching so stressful? What are the repercussions of teacher stress? How can we ensure that our educators don’t quit or lose their love of teaching?