This information is critical not only to HMH, but to all of us. The experiences of our students and educators are rich and nuanced, deserving of our full respect and understanding. While educators report increasing confidence in their use of educational technology and in their collaborative relationships with one another, their total confidence in the professional declined this year, with a new concern rising to the top of the list—the social and emotional needs of their students.
Our school communities offer much more than academics. They are essential spaces for growth, where young people learn how to be empathetic, confident and engaged, responsible citizens. Our report reminds us how important a holistic approach to learning is and, in underscoring the educator perspective, helps all of us think critically about how to best support teachers as they work tirelessly each day to nurture and inspire the next generation.
To explore the full Fifth Annual Educator Confidence Report, click here.