Teaching is a rewarding and positive career choice; it can be one of the most rewarding professions in the community. The influence a teacher has on helping to shape the future of so many young people is often profound. But at times, teaching can also be extremely challenging.
More than 1 in 4 Australian teachers suffers from emotional exhaustion after starting their careers and expect to leave the profession within the first 5 years of teaching. One of the major reasons for higher levels of stress and burnout includes tougher emotional conditions than they expected, coupled with a lack of wellbeing support and preparation.
Supporting teacher wellbeing enhances the capacity of schools to not only meet the needs of their students, but to positively impact on the whole school community.
Principals Australia Institute (PAI) has developed the Teacher Wellbeing workshop. It will give teachers a shared understanding of what wellbeing really means and strategies to support them to take immediate action, as well as plan for the long term.