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Protecting the “heartwork,” of educators means protecting their emotional and mental health based on recognizing that holistic and passionate investment in work is an asset that also implies vulnerability. (Shutterstock)

Advice for teachers on how to use the summer to protect their hearts from burnout

“June-tired” has taken on a whole new meaning for educators this year. What can be done this summer to help them recharge and recover?
Students watch as a teacher participates in a solidarity march with colleagues to raise awareness about COVID-19 cases at École Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., Feb. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19

Provinces have struggled to mitigate the COVID-19 health concerns of full-time and substitute teachers. The need for substitutes has increased, but fewer are available.
Five-year-old Maverick Denette, left, and his six-year-old sister Peyton, centre, talk with a teacher at St. Thomas More Elementary School in Mississauga, Ont., Sept. 9, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Strong relationships help kids catch up after 6 months of COVID-19 school closures

The approach that schools take to addressing how to get students caught up in learning they missed due to COVID-19 school closures may have a lasting impact on this generation.
Teacher Céline Guérin explains two-metre distancing to students in the school yard of Marie-Derome School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., May 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

How to prevent teacher burnout during the coronavirus pandemic

A cross-Canada survey of teachers shows teachers say one of the most stressful aspects of their jobs now is their concern for vulnerable students.

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