TED Conversations

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

Do teachers have adequate mental health support to cope with classroom stress?

Most education programs and initiatives are student centred. They have been developed to address a teacher's approach to pedagogical challenges (How they teach or what they teach). The success of the programs are based on the response of the students. There isn't any consideration for the psychological well being of the individual that deals with the unfiltered mass of humanity that enters their classroom with a sense of entitlement. Nor does it consider or protect their emotional well being from the assortment of parents and their often misguided sense of entitlement. Why isn't there first and foremost a support system for the intrepid individuals who place themselves in the direct path of raw ego on a daily basis?

+1
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Jun 15 2013: Support the Healthy Workplace Bill. Read and discuss Breaking the Silence by Joseph Blasé.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.