E29 Teacher Panel: Discussing Violence in Schools, Standardized Testing, Teacher Resignations, and How to Help Our Students Feel Heard

Episode Description

In this episode, we welcome back our incredible teacher panel to share with us their thoughts on recent events in education. We discuss teachers & students not feeling safe in school, recent mass resignations of teachers, standardized testing, lifting of the mask mandate, and much more. See below for a full list of topics covered in this episode and tune in to hear more!

Key Topics Covered in This Episode:

Teacher fears of not feeling safe in their classrooms due to the rise of assaults and violence in schools
Why our students need to feel seen & heard + how to help them feel safe
The struggle of recent mass teacher resignations and how this affects our schools
How can we recruit more teachers?
Standardized testing and the recent resistance from teachers, parents, and students
Why standardized testing should not be a measure of effectiveness as a teacher
The lifting of the mask mandate in schools and the reaction it has brought
What each panel member is doing to take care of themselves