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Motivating Factors

During teacher trainings, IRC staff discussed the relationship between teacher trauma and motivation. Specifically they explored how teaching and caring for children and youth could actually help teachers themselves and support their own psychosocial well-being. Therefore, the opportunity to teach in and of itself may constitute a significant form of motivation.

At the same time, however, trauma may mean that teachers are unable to cope well with the stresses of the classroom, or with the emotional and learning needs of vulnerable children and youth.

Questions for Reflection/Discussion:

In your context, how would you evaluate the relationship between teacher trauma and motivation?


Definition: trauma

an emotional or psychological injury