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Teacher Depression Linked to Student Behavior Problems

Depressed Teachers Negatively Impact Student Behavior

Students whose teachers are battling depression "act out" more than those taught by other teachers, according to a study reviewed in Health.com. The study highlighted the importance of educator mental health.

"Most training for teachers is about managing the classroom and addressing behavioral problems," said Lieny Jeon, a postdoctoral researcher in human servies at Ohio State University. "They don't have the time or resources to address their own psychological difficulties, or access to any specialized mental health services

Teacher depression is associated with student aggression, anger, lack of control, anxiety, sadness and withdrawal.

Read more about the study. 


Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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