To work w/children from high-poverty backgrounds, often subjected to emotional & other traumas, is itself traumatic & exhausting. How do teachers in high-poverty schools cope? Do we ask too much of them and not provide enough support or resources? Could we have more teachers stay in the profession if we changed the support student, their families, and teachers get?
Unappreciated Factor in Teacher Turnover
…compassion fatigue. According to the American Nurses Association, it is “a combination of physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion associated with caring for patients in significant emotional pain and physical distress”…Poor students bring to class all the signs and symptoms of physical and…