Healthy Educators Need Healthy Schools: Supporting Educator Work-Related Well-Being Through Multitiered Systems of Support

Talida M. State, Rachel R. Ouellette, Imad Zaheer, Miranda R. Zahn

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified preexisting challenges for educators as manifested in high rates of work-related stress and burnout, and educators leaving the profession in higher numbers than ever before. In this article, we highlight the urgency for work-related well-being supports for educators, with a particular focus on system changes. Individual self-care is necessary, yet insufficient. To this end, we recommend the use of a multitiered system of support framework to promote a supportive and balanced work environment for all educators, tailored to local needs. We provide a rationale for the use of a tiered model and give specific recommendations for implementation and sustainability of a continuum of supports for school-wide educator well-being.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSchool psychology (Washington, D.C.)
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • educator burnout
  • multitiered system of supports
  • work-related well-being

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