Teachers' concern for students' mental health and social-emotional, and time spent on SEL, needs has increased compared to pre-pandemic.

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Teachers said their concern for students' mental health and social-emotional needs has increased compared to prior to the pandemic

More than 80 percent of teachers say they are spending more time than ever on social-emotional learning (SEL), according to a new survey.

Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) released its State of Education May 2022 Report, which surveyed over 2,000 U.S. educators to understand their perspectives on the state of students’ well-being and social-emotional health, the ways in which schools are handling these needs, the role of social-emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom, and the overall health of the teaching profession. 

Key findings from the State of Education May 2022 Report include:

Students’ mental health is top of mind for educators

  • 90% of teachers said their concern for students’ mental health and social-emotional needs has increased compared to prior to the pandemic.
  • 63% of teachers reported that a student or their parent has asked for help with mental health or social-emotional concerns in the past two years.

Laura Ascione

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