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Teachers are vital to our society. They teach and care for our children, oftentimes spending more hours with our littles then we do. Their role in our children's lives shapes their education and their social and emotional development.

Today, teaching is considered one of the most stressful jobs in our nation. Not surprisingly, the high levels of stress teachers face is diminishing their quality of life. Stress is causing teacher burnout and taking a toll on their health and well-being.

Join the #KidsThrive tweetchat with @MomsRising,, @BadassTeachersA, @ToughCookieMom and @BeingBlackAS on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST to discuss teacher burnout and it's effect on teachers, students, and our nation as a whole.

It's a complex issue. There are several sources for teacher stress.  Interventions can help reduce that stress, ensuring that teachers, the educators of our nation's children, feel valued for their contributions.

Join us and invite a friend (or two!) by clicking below.

Tweet: Teachers work in 1 of the most stressful jobs. Join us on 10/27, 8pET to discuss: Use #KidsThrive to join!

Tweet: Teachers work in 1 of the most stressful jobs. Join us on 10/27, 8pET to discuss: Use #KidsThrive to join!


To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #KidsThrive Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #KidsThrive, #FoodFri or #WellnessWed, in
    the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
    will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
    comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.


More about our #KidsThrive Featured Co-Host(s):


KidsRising was founded to invest in kids' social emotional development rather than criminalize and push them into pipelines to prison. 

Follow Kids Rising on Twitter, , and Facebook,


Badass Teachers Association

Founded in 2013, the Badass Teachers Association was formed to offer teachers support, increase teacher autonomy, reduce excess testing, increase teacher autonomy, and include teacher-family voices in legislative processes that affect students.

Follow Badass Teachers Association's national account on Twitter, @BadassTeachersA and Facebook, They also have state organizations around the country. You can search Twitter for their state specific account. 


Maria Castro is a working mom to 2 boys and Literacy Specialist to NYC high school students. She blogs about family, parenting, education, and being a mom in the inner city over at

You can also follow her on Twitter, @ToughCookieMom, and Facebook,


The mission of Being Black at School is to provide resources for both parents and educators, as well as the students themselves, about how they fit into American public education as a system. The framework of Being Black at School uses demographic data, unconscious bias, and cultural competency as a supportive structure to education in order to create equitable and safe spaces.

Follow Being Black at School on Twitter, @BeingBlackAS, and Facebook,



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