One of the reasons that teachers experience so much stress at work is that they haven’t developed the social and emotional skills that are required to work under the conditions that they’re faced with. To address this need, a team at the Garrison Institute created the CARE for Teachers program (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education). We recently held our Tenth Annual CARE for Teachers retreat at the Institute.
Research has confirmed that the CARE program supports teachers by improving their emotional regulation, reducing their psychological distress, and improving their physical health, among other benefits. However, one of the most exciting dimensions of the recent research is that CARE not only improves the well-being of the teachers but it also improves the dynamics of their classrooms by helping students become more productive and open to learning. (See our infographic on the recent CARE study here.)
To learn more about the CARE research, please watch the two short videos below. The first video is a short animation that explains the study and the second video describes the study’s significance, featuring Garrison Institute Senior Fellow Tish Jennings.