Teaching has always been a stressful profession, but the additions of high-stakes accountability coupled with a global pandemic have increased stress to unprecedented levels. Thus, supervision must attend to teacher wellness to improve instructional practice. This article offers practical suggestions educational leaders can implement in their supervision to support teachers’ emotional well-being. Those strategies include being humble, giving statements of affirmation and practice, using data to drive inquiry, focusing on strengths, offering concrete suggestions, thinking aloud, re-energizing teachers intellectually, leveraging community resources, and developing teacher leaders. More information about these strategies and other practical ways to support teacher learning can be found in the book Leadership for Learning: How to Bring Out the Best in Teachers (2nd ed.).
Glickman, C., & Burns, R. W. (2021). Supervision and Teacher Wellness: An Essential Component for Improving Classroom Practice. Journal of Educational Supervision, 4 (1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31045/jes.4.1.3