Maggie talking about stress and resilience
Maggie Rodger, an experienced and passionate teacher reflects on her experience as an educator. A candid reflection on the educational journey with a focus on resilience and perseverance in the face of stress and challenge.
“What I’ve learned is that while there are tears, my tears, my students’ tears, my colleagues’ tears, they’re always outweighed by the number of laughs. It’s focusing on those laughs and not the difficult days that make the job worthwhile.”
Maggie openly discusses the challenges associated with teaching including transitioning between schools and working with students with high behavioural and emotional needs. She discusses her experience of professional resiliency and the importance of utilizing supports in the form of EAPs, professional leaves of absence and relying on colleagues for support during stressful periods of time.
Runtime: 15 minutes
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