School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: Implement stress management and peer-collaboration workshops. Stress management workshops included: small/large-group discussions, applications during sessions, practice between sessions and targeted three types of coping skills: situational coping skills, physiological coping skills, and cognitive coping skills. The Peer collaboration workshops trained teachers to use a four-step collegial dialogue to assist each other in identifying and solving student-related problems.

Study Results: Improved organizational commitment, Increased personal accomplishment, Improved job satisfaction, reduced emotional exhaustion, reduced depersonalization

Reference: Cooley, E., & Yovanoff, P. (1996). Supporting professionals-at-risk: Evaluating interventions to reduce burnout and improve retention of special educators. Exceptional Children, 62(4), 336–355

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good