Title of Abstract

Teacher Wellness: Building Hope for the Future Today

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Faculty Mentor

Allan Nail, Ph.D.

Abstract

Given the three-year national average for classroom teaching careers, the present study will examine the problems associated with the lack of teacher wellness and propose research-based strategies to implement wellness into the teaching profession. By presenting a personal case study paired with a literature review, this study will propose several common challenges teachers face. Then, it will give a literature review of current research of teacher wellness in public schools in the United States. It will conclude by proposing research-based strategies for improving wellness as it relates to the teaching profession.

Previously Presented/Performed?

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2019

Start Date

24-4-2020 12:00 AM

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Teacher Wellness: Building Hope for the Future Today

Given the three-year national average for classroom teaching careers, the present study will examine the problems associated with the lack of teacher wellness and propose research-based strategies to implement wellness into the teaching profession. By presenting a personal case study paired with a literature review, this study will propose several common challenges teachers face. Then, it will give a literature review of current research of teacher wellness in public schools in the United States. It will conclude by proposing research-based strategies for improving wellness as it relates to the teaching profession.