the teachers' lounge
The Teachers' Lounge is a supportive weekly meeting led by a skilled facilitator where educators can share experiences, listen to others' insights, and use constructive conversation as a means of supporting their mental wellness and strengthening peer support. In this post-pandemic era, mental wellness is the focus of every school in America. However, most of it is focused on students.
Educators are on the front lines every day and they need support now more than ever. The 2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey noted that teachers are 2.5 times more likely than other working adults to report symptoms of depression.
And yet - teachers are tasked to be present every day for their students while supporting them academically and emotionally. The time is now to invest in the mental wellness of our teachers and school staff.