A Dose of Reality: Effects of a Natural Disaster on Front-Line Educators
Inaya Jaafar, Kelly Torres, TCSPP, United States ; Aubrey Statti, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago, IL, United States ; Soha Abdeljaber, Rising Leaders Academy, United States
Innovate Learning Summit, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-59-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
When Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle of the State of Florida in October of 2018, its damage left lasting effects on the educators of a school affected by its destruction. An open-ended questionnaire completed by 11 K-12 teachers in one charter school in the Florida Panhandle was disseminated to gain a better understanding of the first-hand experiences of the teachers following a hurricane. The responses indicated the need for a deeper understanding of the compassion and empathy a teacher must exhibit following a natural disaster and the toll it takes on the educator who is also managing to cope with and survive the disaster as well.
Jaafar, I., Torres, K., Statti, A. & Abdeljaber, S. (2021). A Dose of Reality: Effects of a Natural Disaster on Front-Line Educators. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of Innovate Learning Summit 2021 (pp. 22-25). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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