Teacher depression may affect child learning

February 11, 2015 6:20 PM

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The more depressive symptoms third grade teachers had in a new study, the less progress in math their struggling students made during the school year.

This was only an exploratory study of 27 teachers and it’s too soon to be treating depressed teachers as a problem that needs to be fixed, said the paper’s senior author, but the connection to kids’ learning could be important.

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