Building Resilience: Strategies to Combat Burnout and Attrition in New Special Education Teachers
Keywords:teacher burnout, teacher retention, attrition
This article presents an overview of literature on special education teacher burnout and attrition, which has historically been a significant challenge that culminates in a cycle of teacher shortages and subsequent negative outcomes for students with disabilities. As a proactive measure to combat special education teacher stress, burnout, and attrition within the first few years of service, the article presents a framework (addressed as SMIRC) centered on practical, tangible strategies to take directly to the classroom for teachers, administrators, and Educator Preparation Programs. Recommendations for practice are included as supportive, proactive strategies aimed at increasing special education teacher retention.
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