We have been working hard in our schools to find them more time and reduce teacher stress. The below tips will help you.
It seems that everyone that comes to use technology in teaching has challenges, even the tech guys! The feeling of stress in this situation has a name. It’s called Technostress. Technostress is one of the leading barriers for teachers when implementing technology in the classroom and online.
“Technostress refers to the stress that is induced by using technology. It leads to depression, anxiety, fatigue, and reduced productivity” – Zahra Sadeghinejad & Arash Najmaei
Below is a quick self-assessment to learn if your teachers might be at a higher risk of experiencing Technostress.
|1 – Out of warranty assets
Teachers are more stressed working in schools with tech assets out of warranty. Put a plan in place to achieve 100% under warranty.
|2 – Excessive tech support
There are hidden problems if you need a tech professional 3-5 days a week in a primary school. Get a second opinion and reach out to your network to seek a different perspective.
|3 – Low teacher confidence with tech
You have a range of problems if many teachers in your school complain that technology is not working for them. Establish a tech team and get them to identify the core issues. Seek advice and solutions that achieve the desired teacher outcome.
We have found that addressing the above 3 points improves teacher well-being, puts money back in the budget and gives teachers their time back.