Getting off the Emotional Rollercoaster: The Emotional Labor of Teaching

Administration and School LeadershipPhysical EducationEducational Research
1 Hour Session
2:15 PM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (1 hour)
Calgary Public Library - BMO Financial Group Community Room
Early Childhood Education - Pre K-KindergardenDivision 1 - Grades 1-3Division 2 - Grades 4-6Division 3 - Grades 7-9Division 4 - Grades 10-12Administration
Location : Calgary Public Library - BMO Financial Group Community Room

Teaching is often described as a stressful job and implementing new ideas and programs can be seen as a difficult add-on for teachers. Although the mental and emotional health of students is widely discussed in staff rooms, the mental and emotional roller-coaster of teachers is often ignored or silenced. This session will describe the phenomenon of "emotional labor", identify and discuss the complex emotions associated with being a teacher, and offer practical suggestions for becoming a Health(y) Champion in K-12 schools.
University of Calgary
Director, Field Experience (Community-Based Pathway)

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