Listen: Author and former teacher Gabbie Stroud shares with Sam & Duncan the pressures of teaching
After 15 years, Gabbie Stroud walked away from teaching in the classroom due to a rise in ‘burn out’ in the teaching sector.
But over the past few years, Gabbie has been teaching society, through a number of books she’s published, about the unrealistic demands on teachers, and what’s contributing to the high numbers of burn out.
Gabbie shared with Sam & Duncan why she started to see her role not as a teacher but as a data analyst. Her new book Dear Parents is a very funny and heartfelt series of letters to parents to help them understand the expectation on teachers. Listen to the full interview above.
“In one day we not only teach, we manage behaviour, plan lessons, assess learning, counsel students, carry out first aid, reply to a long list of emails, write reports, tidy classrooms, create resources, mark books and create displays – the list is endless.”
- Source: Teacher wellbeing and its impact on student learning, Telethon Kids Institute