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Can mindfulness help stressed teachers stay in the classroom?

2019-07-10T09:15:32+00:00

A few years ago, Amy Lopes, a veteran fifth-grade teacher in Providence, Rhode Island, learned that teachers at her school could try a mindfulness and yoga training along with their students. Her immediate reaction: “What a bunch of baloney!”

“I said, OK, I’ll try it, but it’s not going to work,” recalled Lopes, who teaches at the William D’Abate Elementary School. “But, within a couple weeks, I just let go and became a learner along with my students, and my whole world has changed.”

That training was given by a nearby nonprofit that had recently […]

Can mindfulness help stressed teachers stay in the classroom?2019-07-10T09:15:32+00:00

‘Het eigen gevoel gaat voor op kantoor’

2019-07-10T09:48:32+00:00

Wie goed weet om te gaan met andermans én eigen emoties, presteert beter. En de energie die het kost, krijg je terug.

Auteur: Marit Willemsen Illustratie: Pepijn Barnard
Een versie van dit interview verscheen in NRC Handelsblad van 31 mei 2019

Emotie, dat heeft voor veel mensen toch iets softs”, zegt psycholoog Keri Pekaar (31) aan het begin van het interview. „Als je met dat onderwerp aankomt bij bedrijven, denken ze vaak: zullen we het even over iets echts hebben?”

Pekaar onderzocht voor haar proefschrift, waarop ze eerder deze maand aan de Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Erasmus […]

‘Het eigen gevoel gaat voor op kantoor’2019-07-10T09:48:32+00:00

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

2019-07-10T11:29:39+00:00

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.

A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:

Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That’s on par with nurses and physicians. And roughly half of teachers agree with this statement: “The stress and disappointments involved in teaching at this school aren’t really worth it.”

It’s a problem for all of us — not just these unhappy teachers.

Here’s why: “Between 30 and 40 percent of teachers leave […]

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All2019-07-10T11:29:39+00:00