Teacher Stress and Burnout in the Wake of COVID-19

Anxiety relating to COVID-19, teaching, and parental communication were among the most significant predictors of teacher stress and burnout this fall, according to new research by Christopher Newport University’s Timothy Pressley.

In one of the first studies of its kind, Pressley surveyed hundreds of teachers in 17 states to gauge their perceptions and anxiety levels in the wake of the pandemic.

He joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss what he learned, and some implications for districts, school leaders, educators and other stakeholders as schools begin to reopen across the country.