Is Stress in the Classroom Contagious?

When teachers feel stressed they may not be the only ones paying the price. Students’ stress levels are being elevated as a result of their teacher’s exhaustion, and maybe vice versa. A new UBC study has found a strong “stress contagion”- between teacher’s occupational stress and student’s psychological strain. Link

Schoolgirl with head in hands in an elementary school class
Schoolgirl with head in hands in an elementary school class