Nearly 80% of educators report feelings of burnout throughout their career – a substantial increase from years past. We think this due to the combination of various factors such as the shift back and forth to online schooling, the educator shortage, and low compensation.
Regardless of the reason, it’s important to understand burnout and ways districts can support our educators.
But First, Why do Teachers Burnout?
Educators frequently work long days that start and end outside of their scheduled working hours, with frequent night or weekend work that takes a toll. Juggling communication with students, family, and administrators also contributes to stress levels. Everything together drains mental and emotional readiness for teachers.
Here’s three ways districts can alleviate educator workload and lessen burnout rates.
#1: Create a Support System
The only people who will truly understand the overwhelming workload of teachers are other teachers. Creating shared spaces like a coffee lounge to do after hours work together or get assistance in grading can do a lot to boost morale.
For example, districts can organize weekly meetings by subject for all teachers or for a certain grade level to share insight and success strategies. Experts, such as keynote speakers or educator conferences, can help educators rejuvenate their passion in education.
#2: Integrate Technology and Partner with Tutoring Programs
With the rate technology is expanding today, there are so many options to integrate online courses and tutoring, AI grading, or data trends to help your students. This can be like students completing homework and exams online to save time grading and giving feedback.
Districts can work with partners like Intervene K-12 to provide students supplemental support to their classroom curriculum – ensuring students stay prepared for in-class lesson plans. Intervene K-12 provides live online tutoring professionally paired to match the coursework you’ve outlined for your district.
#3: Know It’s Okay to Ask for Help
Sometimes, alone in the classroom, educators can feel overwhelmed trying to teach all of their students. Not many adults today are able to capture the attention of the average 30 student class-size, which is growing each year. Educators shouldn’t be alone in this feat either – which is where tutoring programs come into play.
District-implemented tutoring can create equal support for all families within a district, aiding any students in need. This is a win-win for everyone: providing academic experience to tutors who will enter the field as educators with more experience and a better understanding of how to help students, and most importantly a giant weight lifted off teachers already overburdened shoulders.
Tutoring as a Solution for Educator Burnout
Unless we make changes, the 55% of educators who are now ready to leave the profession earlier than planned will continue to increase. The long term impact this has on our students will be significant, leaving them with less experienced teachers in larger classrooms for less specialized instruction.
Thankfully, tutoring programs offer the perfect solution to alleviate educator workload. Especially with technology, entire districts can seamlessly integrate with tutoring programs such as Intervene K-12. Our goal is that more districts will begin to partner with tutoring programs for the benefit of both students and educators.
Intervene K-12 is Here to Help
As a comprehensive intervention company, we pride ourselves in owning every piece of the instructional process. We help administrators develop teachers. We help teachers grow students. We motivate students, aid their success, and celebrate their academic careers.
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