Educator Confidence Report

Welcome to HMH’s 5th Annual Educator Confidence Report. We asked teachers about the issues that impact them daily. Find out their top concerns, their views on tech, and how optimistic they are about the future of education.

Educators' top concern: the social-emotional needs of students

As The Learning Company™, we are committed to understanding the needs of educators and the realities of the classroom. In the Fifth Annual HMH Educator Confidence Report, more than 1,300 educators from across the country weighed in on the state of learning, the role of technology, and the challenges they face every day as they work to ensure all students succeed in school and life. A major takeaway is growing concern for the social and emotional needs of students. See how your peers feel about the outlook for education in 2019. 

Find out what's on educators' minds.

34% of teachers say they feel optimistic about the state of the profession, down from 50% in 2018. 

65% of teachers are extremely or very confident in their ability to use technology, up 11 points since 2016.

96% of teachers and 99% of administrators find that students increasingly need more social and emotional support.

“I'm an optimist, I really hope that politicians and state leaders are seeing the importance of the roles of teachers and will push for more help in the schools and classrooms.”