Burnout in education is real. According to Professor Richard Ingersoll at the University of Pennsylvania more than 44% percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years. Pre-pandemic, the average tenure for a principal was four years and the COVID pandemic brought an unprecedented turnover rate for school superintendents.
Emily and Amelia Nagoski break down the stress response recycle, how to complete the cycle while also addressing how to deal with not only the stress, but the stressor itself. The book is written through the female lens and yet offers impactful insights that benefit men who experience significant levels of stress in their positions as well.