Protecting the wellbeing of our education workforce is crucial during the pandemic. Martina Witter offers five resilience hacks for teaching staff to help support wellbeing during these times of change and uncertainty

We are slowly emerging from our third national lockdown, which has required many teachers to work remotely while simultaneously juggling home-schooling or the many other pressures that the pandemic has brought.

It is apparent that working and living during these times requires adaptability, grit and resilience for all. A mindset shift is required which includes a perspective shift: from living through to living with.

Uncertainty and change has become the norm. Consequently stress experienced by teachers is on the rise, as evidenced by the Teacher Wellbeing Index (2020), which found that 84 per cent of teachers are very or somewhat stressed, rising to 89 per cent of senior leaders.

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