Difficult teaching environment adds stress for educators, leading to burnout for some

Two months into the school year, many teachers are exhausted and stressed

Two months into the school year and health officials are tracking more than 140 COVID-19 cases among the state’s students and staff, linked to more than three dozen school outbreaks of the coronavirus, according to the Department of Health.

Not many teachers have settled into their usual fall rhythm; some say they feel as stressed as during the first days back to school. With so many schools offering both in-person and virtual instruction, teachers are responsible for juggling both. Rutgers University is working with 10 districts around the state to address what some are calling “teacher burnout.” Correspondent Joanna Gagis reports.