Teachers say return to school this fall has left them with overwhelming stress and a never-ending workload
Classrooms look like they never have before this fall and teachers are feeling the weight of returning to school amid the pandemic, regardless of whether they’re in a region deemed a COVID-19 hot spot or an area with little or no community transmission. “The workload is never-ending. There’s no time to breathe this year. There’s no time to prep. There’s no time to eat your lunch. You really are go, go go,” says Lisa Levitan, a primary teacher in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, located in an Ontario region that’s been rolled back to stricter measures due to a steep rise in coronavirus cases. She’s also hearing these sentiments from many colleagues.