This is important because helping professions – such as nurses, caregivers, and teachers – are professions that are concerned by stress and can benefit from building resilience.
Teachers take part in the responsibility of helping children and young people to grow together, sharing and building human values, and caring for each of them, sometime in very complex and demanding situations. 2% of teachers experience burnout, which means 98% are finding good ways of coping with difficulties!
When I get into a school you can feel the mood and I can feel how the team is working to gather and this depends on how the team is managed.
Of course, children will absorb all the implicit messages that this environment conveys. It is a worthwhile investment to take time to investigate how well we feel together with the other teachers, with the school climate, in the relationships with the families of students, with the institution we evolve in. Patricia and Pascale talk about an activity to do just that.
This activity will allow you to create, with others, a repertoire of resources for building resilience.
We invite school leaders and teachers to engage with this activity. It can be valuable at the beginning of the year, and the results can then be revisited in periods of stress (exams, end of trimester… ).
Keep the tree in your staff room and let us know if you try it! Tell us about it!