Teachers’ Social and Emotional Skills

The Prosocial Classroom: Teacher Social Emotional Competence in Relation to Student and Teacher Outcomes (Jennings & Greenberg, 2009).

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“…[R]esearch shows that 40-50 percent of teachers will leave the classroom within their first five years. Stress among teachers has reached unprecedented levels, and according to the latest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher (PDF), over half of teachers reported “great stress at least several days a week.” Teaching is an emotional practice, and teachers need support in strengthening their social and emotional skills to manage the stress that comes with teaching and stay in the profession for the long term.” Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 4.47.07 PM

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