Connecting Calgary teachers with resources to improve and alleviate burnout
Between fostering relationships with parents, students, and colleagues and navigating a neverending list of task to complete in a given day, it is no question that teachers are experiencing high levels of stress. As a result, more and more teachers are opting to leave the education field, not because they lack the passion for their job, but because they feel that they are no longer able to cope with the stress. Research has demonstrated that, although teachers are attempting to cope with an increased workload with minimal resources, they are struggling with ways to ensure that they are taking care of their own well-being. The research suggested that more supports need to be in place to support teachers’ well-being while they are experiencing burnout. In this vein, I designed a website with the aim of supporting teachers while they are experiencing burnout and educate them on the resources available to them within the Calgary area through both the CBE and community resources. Finally, this website offers a resource collection of videos, articles, books, and Web resources that teachers can access to support and motivate them to stay in the profession. I hope that #TeacherWellnessYYC will be an information guide for all teachers.