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Why Teaching is Good For You

Apr 4, 2013

A STUDY THAT SHOULD CHEER YOU: This just in from the folks at Gallup, America's pollsters: Teaching is good for you. As a profession, teachers came in second place among 14 professions (trailing only doctors) in "overall wellbeing." Wrote pollmester and executive director of Gallup Education, Brandon Busteed, and senior scientist Dr. Shane Lopez: "Teachers have high wellbeing because they rate their lives highly and are in great emotional health, which are two key subcomponents of wellbeing."

And yes, they smile a lot. Gallup found that more than any other profession, teachers are the most likely to say they “smiled or laughed a lot yesterday,” and the most likely to report experiencing “happiness” and “enjoyment” yesterday. That makes us smile!

Why Teaching is Good For You

Edtech Business

Why Teaching is Good For You

Apr 4, 2013

A STUDY THAT SHOULD CHEER YOU: This just in from the folks at Gallup, America's pollsters: Teaching is good for you. As a profession, teachers came in second place among 14 professions (trailing only doctors) in "overall wellbeing." Wrote pollmester and executive director of Gallup Education, Brandon Busteed, and senior scientist Dr. Shane Lopez: "Teachers have high wellbeing because they rate their lives highly and are in great emotional health, which are two key subcomponents of wellbeing."

And yes, they smile a lot. Gallup found that more than any other profession, teachers are the most likely to say they “smiled or laughed a lot yesterday,” and the most likely to report experiencing “happiness” and “enjoyment” yesterday. That makes us smile!

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