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COVID-19’s Second Wave: How are teachers faring with the return to physical schools?

Part two of the results of a national teacher survey on resilience and burnout during the coronavirus pandemic highlights that teachers continue to experience high levels of stress and burnout – but also new opportunities for education

A team of researchers from the University of Winnipeg have been studying stress and resilience in teachers since the pandemic began. Based on responses from more than 2,200 teachers from across Canada who completed surveys in April, June, and September of 2020, and several follow-up interviews, the researchers were able to gain a detailed understanding of the demands, resources, and stressors experienced by teachers, including their strategies to cope.

Note: These findings are part two of a survey series on supporting teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey responses were first collected in April/May 2020, when teachers had just begun to teach remotely (click here to check out the first set of survey results!). The survey was administered a second time in mid-June 2020. Data was collected once more in September 2020, when students (in most provinces) were physically back in school practicing safety protocols related to COVID-19.


Continue to survey results here

Meet the Expert(s)

Dr. Laura Sokal

Professor of Education/Researcher, University of Winnipeg

Laura Sokal is a Professor of Education at the University of Winnipeg.

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Dr. Lesley Eblie Trudel

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg

Lesley Eblie Trudel is a former Assistant Superintendent of Schools who joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg.

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Jeff Babb

Jeff Babb joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Winnipeg in 2000 and is now an Associate Professor, having served as Chair from 2004 to 2009.

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