This article presents a discussion of teacher stress including a definition of stress, the symptoms of stress, and the cause of stress in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The three stages of stress are identified as well as the effects stress has on teachers both at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Also discussed are the reactions to stress and suggestions for alleviation of stress. A recommendation is provided in regards to educating vocational educators, especially health occupations teachers, about stress.



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