A worldwide pandemic of Teen Depression

In 2021 I retired from full-time teaching and started my own business as a tutor and consultant to young teachers. The scene has changed drastically from when I first started as a young, inexperienced educator stepping into my own classroom. Now I start my day opening emails. I correspond with parents and colleagues via WhatsApp. Some of my lessons are online. However, the biggest change that I have noticed is the mental health of the students.

Teenagers have the same feelings of uncertainty and insecurity as the ones I taught almost thirty years ago. Yet, this generation seems more anxious and lacks confidence. There is a worldwide pandemic of teen depression and learning challenges…

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