Field Trip

Teacher Job Stress (and Why It Matters to Principals)

Episode Summary

Teachers have a hard job. Here’s how teacher stress hurts schools, and how principals can solve the problem (or make it worse).

Episode Notes

Teaching today is more demanding than ever — and whether or not that leads to stress and exhaustion is often up to the principal and how he or she leads the building.

Today we speak with Dr. Brad Owen, Assistant Superintendent of Burkburnett Independent School District in Texas, about his research into teacher stress, faculty trust in the principal, and what principals can do to increase that trust and reduce that stress.

Further reading on a growth mindset:
eBook: “The Power of Failure: Encouraging Teachers to Take Risks in a Risk-free Environment”