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The Shocking Truth Behind School Closings Burnouts Dark Secret Exposed!

6 September 2023

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1 2, 3, 4. Good day. Good Diet. Hello. My sick is of knowledge and change agents. It’s lovely to have you here today once more. I’m your host and 10 years ago, I became a teacher It was one of the best moments of of my life because my mom had been a teacher before me, but after I’ve difficult time, my mentor knowing I had been a life success coach and had run various businesses before getting into education. say to me one day, even you struggle so that others would not.

So this was the beginning of a long journey which accumulated in the creation of a spaces and the teachers concierge where we make sure that teachers do not have to work evenings and weekends unless they choose to. We are the teacher’s champion. In today’s episode, we are confronting a hash reality. We’re going to be looking into the issue of call closures that are happening due to burnout. This is indeed a wake up call to educators. So get ready to die deep into the challenges that have led to the unthinkable, which is the closure of schools. Now before we begin today’s episode, I’d like to read out something that I found the other day. I found out that the consequences of unchecked burnout are evident in statistics.

Now There’s a report by the National Union of Teachers in the Guardian in 2022 that stated that half of all teachers will be gone from the profession in the next 5 years. In the United States alone, an estimated 8% of teachers leave the profession every single year. And this is resulting in a chronic teacher shortage. And the same is felt across a number of developed and developing countries, including the UK where I was a teacher. This shortage is not only affecting the quality of education, but also leading to schools incurring substantial costs. Now schools are spending money on supply teachers in order to fill the gap when teachers are ill, or also when teachers walk out of school without t schools being able to fill their positions, And naturally, students do need safeguards, and therefore, you need somebody in the classroom. But this comes at a cost, and we will explore this course at another episode. Now the really interesting statistics that I want you to know is directly on school closures.

In 2021, there’s a report by the BBC that highlighted the following schools across the various areas in the UK that have closed. In Norfolk alone, a 130 schools have closed in Durham, 40 schools, in North Pine Side 21 Schools, in Newcastle, 26 schools, and 10 schools in Reading with 9 in Northumberland and 5 in Autumn. Obviously, I’ve just taken a very small snippet of different areas in the UK where there have been significant school closures. I’d like you to take a minute and just think about this. If a 130 schools have closed in one county, think about the vacuum that these closures are leading in living in the community and the students who are left without access to quality education. And how about the teachers who, you know, the it’s not every single teacher that would have left the school. There will be other teachers as well, but they would be left without a platform to inspire young minds. Clearly, there is a crisis before us, and we need to address it.

Our expiration today will go beyond the statistics and the numbers. We want to look at the human stories the sacrifices, the urgent need for actions, but don’t worry. We won’t leave you in the problem. We look at some of the solutions as we prepare in the following chapter of our episodes. Well, today, let’s look at education and the burnout pandemic. Let’s try and look at whether alarming a rise of burnout amongst teachers who’s coming from. In video 8, we shed a light on the crisis of teacher banno in in itself. And we looked at the result which is a surge in of educators leaving the profession.

causing schools to shut down. The impact of this is burnout is affecting not only the educators themselves, but also the students as overwork teachers will struggle to provide quality education when their colleagues go. I’d like to tell you the story of Karla. Karla was a teacher that was burnt out from the constant demands that came from fulfilling her duties. Unfortunately, she could not continue despite her passion for teaching. has schools closure led to have been heartbroken and the students disheartened? The other factor we need to look at is the ripple effects school closures have on students. Now how school closures happen due to burnout will impact a student’s education naturally. If student closures disrupt student routines, and access to quality education, especially for the vulnerable community, what is there to fill the gap? Students will face learning gaps, diminished support, you know, even mental health challenges.

I’d like to tell you the story of Marcus, who’s a student in a closing school. He said that he felt he’s lost his safe space, and the brought to shift affected his grades, his confidence, any sense of belonging. The third factor is a strain on the education system, when some schools close in an area, other schools have to bear the brunt of them. So the strain on an already struggling education them will be felt. School closures will reveal that there’s deeper systemic issues, there’s lack of resourcing, inadequated to support and unrealistic expectations put on our educators. Our system’s fragility is exposed. endangering the quality of education for all students. I’d like to show you the story of Anna.

She’s an educator in a closing school. She struggled to cope with limited resources. Despite her education, she just couldn’t overcome the challenges paused by the system’s shortcomings. Now the 4th factor we need to really consider, we need to take action. There’s an urgent need for solutions to prevent more closures of our schools. The consequences of school closures are far reaching. They’re affecting communities, economies, and even our future generations. Now if we look at the closing of schools, if we ignore what is happening.

We raise compelling education, a good sound education of a lot of our future learners, to the dumps. Yeah. We need to really think about what happens when we don’t urgently address what’s going on. What happens within the neighborhood? There was a parent that we came across when we looked at a closing school. And he said, that he realized that there was a need to take immediate action in order to safeguard his children’s education. The one thing that a lot of parents have done in areas where schools have closed is they have come together and found solutions There’s a school where all the students are educated within the same class despite being various ages as a way to ensure that children in that village receive a quality education rather than close the school. So that tells us that the way we provide education can be subject to a different way of exploring the way the education is delivered. if and only if we put our heads together to find a solution.

So before we wrap up, Remember, that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The stories that we’re looking at and the whole story that is unfolding around burnout shouldn’t and doesn’t end here. In our next video, we’re gonna be taking the first steps towards change. When we first began this series of videos, we did not realize just how many people were grappling with these issues. My inbox and our Facebook page has been inundated with messages coming from educators and parents and leaders saying that they are so grateful that there is a platform in which we can use to address these issues. I’d like to implore you to tell people about this very urgent need address burnout. Let us discuss it. Come here and comment in the video.

Let us know what your experience has been. We want to highlight these issues and work together to find a solution. Let’s empower educators so that we can reclaim education. So in the next episode, get ready to explore strategies and solutions that will brief life back into our schools and our teachers. It’s time to rebuild what burnout has broken. Until next time, remember to show you some TLC. Thank you. Yeah.

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