No amount of student teaching experience can prepare one for the hilarity of kindergarteners, or the mood swings of middle schoolers. Teachers rarely sleep.
Teachers don’t get normal lunch breaks. Teachers usually work over their annual (fall, holiday, spring, summer) “breaks”. Teachers spend all day in the classroom with children and then spend their evenings grading homework and preparing for the next day’s lessons.
It’s a never-ending cycle that is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, not to mention the financial stress of being dramatically undervalued and underpaid. In today’s classrooms, many teachers are operating as social workers, mentors, and educators, thus there’s a certain degree of emotional baggage they process or release before coming home.
Every aspect of this profession requires intentional steps to maintain balance in the other areas of life. And if the teacher’s role has become more difficult in the capitalist-driven era of 20’s, you know the role of “student” has become more challenging as well.
Teaching should not be one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. But it is. And that was even before the pandemic.
Let's explore some surveys from different study groups regarding teachers.
The 2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey—published this summer by research firm RAND and funded by the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers—reveals alarming statistics around teacher mental health.
More than 75 percent of teachers reported frequent job-related stress, compared to 40 percent of other working adults.
Even worse, 27 percent of teachers reported symptoms of depression, compared to 10 percent of other adults.
And, nearly 25 percent of teachers said that they were likely to leave their jobs by the end of the 2020–2021 school year, compared with one in six teachers who were likely to leave, on average, prior to the pandemic.
In the WeAreTeachers survey that we conducted this summer, we found similar sentiments.
Seventy-five percent of survey responders reported that their mental health was worse this year.
Only six percent of the teachers surveyed received counseling support from their school or district this past year. And only 22 percent reported that they received emotional support.
Anyone who has spent time in the classroom knows that the workload is rarely small. Stress and anxiety over assignments and exams can be debilitating. Carrying a backpack, bending over a computer, or sitting at a desk for hours a day can cause excruciating pain and discomfort.
For those working on their thesis or upper-level projects, the ability to focus on a single task while your to-do-list continues to grow is a real struggle. And who among us kept normal adult sleeping hours in college? Enter the litany of issues we’ve already mentioned — enter CBD.
CBD is known for helping with anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. However, other powerful cannabinoids serve other purposes. CBC may help with focus. CBG may calm anxiety, and allow you to be present and alert (and won’t make you sleepy). CBN, on the other hand, may help you find deep restorative sleep… The list goes on!
These cannabinoids feed your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and allow your body to do its reparative work naturally. When you take these supplements, you’re feeding your body something it makes naturally: cannabinoids.
At TAYCO FARMS, we’ve carefully curated products featuring all of these cannabinoids to help students and teachers alike find more joy and productivity in learning. Overcome pain, stress, lack of focus, and exhaustion with these products today and learn how much easier your experience in school can become.
If you know a student or education professional who may need help focusing, sleeping, relaxing, or de-stressing, point them towards CBD; or better yet, send them to TAYCO FARMS!
There’s no virtue in suffering and suffering itself serves as a distraction from the knowledge that students are supposed to be learning. It IS possible to find balance in life, even for students and teachers. It IS possible to have a focused and alert mind and to feel relief and peace in your body. It’s simply a matter of educating our educators on the benefits of CBD.
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