Teachers are teetering between optimism and exhaustion two years into the pandemic as they continue to balance family, career, and self-care.
One of the main reasons why teachers are leaving their jobs earlier than planned is due to high levels of stress. Challenges outside of work have been pushing educators to take time off, and, more often than not, teachers are quitting to address a family crisis or to care for a loved one.
Our personal lives have a direct impact on our jobs. Top employers now understand the need to promote a support system and provide solutions that allow employees to thrive at work and home.
Meet Donnie, the Head of Risk Management for the Alvin Independent School District in Alvin, Texas. He understands how time consuming and exhausting caregiving is and the negative effects it can have on educators.
In a recent survey, 90% of educators said feeling burned out is a serious problem. Across the country, schools who depend on engaged and experienced teachers to nurture their students are facing a burnout and turnover emergency.
Alvin Independent School District took a proactive approach when it came to addressing “The Great Resignation.” They implemented a cost-effective and impactful way to reduce turnover, increase engagement, and improve teacher well-being. Homethrive is proud to be a part of the solution and increase educators’ ability to focus on their jobs and improve well-being across the board.
He explains: “Our entire benefits package is put together for recruiting and retention and [Homethrive] meets those needs of keeping teachers in classrooms and reducing their stress levels.”
Watch this one-minute video where Donnie explains what he did and how he retained his staff and vastly improved well-being.