Field Trip: Teacher Job Stress (and Why It Matters to Principals)

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.

  • The long-term impact that teacher stress has on a school
  • The correlation between collaborative leadership behaviors, faculty trust and teacher job stress
  • What principals can do to increase trust and reduce teacher stress

 

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