ILASCD Journal

Spring 2019

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Whole Child Preventing and Addressing Educator Burnout: A Whole Child/Teacher Approach Virtually every piece of data on stressful occupations puts teaching at or near the top (Mendler, 2012, para. 5). Education is the foundation for future development of any society. The school community and educators are a part of this community. Teachers form an essential part of the educational process because they play a vital role in the cognitive, psychological, and general development of students (Gold & Roth, 2013). Additionally, the well-being of educators of all roles must be acknowledged and addressed. Educator Burnout and Activist Burnout This quote illustrates that hard moments can pass by, but often with great discomfort. In our most difficult teaching moments, that is typical and relatable. More than just the good days, great days, and rough days of teaching, are patterns that directly impact the educator. In order to understand exactly what it is that compels so many different general and special education teachers to burnout, it is necessary to Dr. Andrea Dinaro Shatha Althobaiti SPRING 2019 | VOLUME 65 | NUMBER 1 | PAGE 17

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