Who We Are
Happy Teacher Revolution is a Baltimore-born, international movement with the mission to support the mental health and wellness of teachers. We train Revolutionaries around the world to initiate Happy Teacher Revolution support group meetings in their own communities. The Happy Teacher Revolution is a network of teachers – a network that serves as a support system for teachers who are struggling with the shame, blame, guilt and difficulties of balancing an incredibly demanding profession with their own sense of self and happiness. Often, teachers are asked to give so much in terms of time, money, and emotional capacity. We strive to empower teachers to push back on these expectations in hopes of them striking a balance between excellent teaching and personal sustainability.
What We Do
We train Revolutionaries through both online and in-person professional development programming. Our online training offers the most affordable option for individuals to become certified as official Happy Teacher Revolutionaries and thus be able to offer Happy Teacher Revolution meetings in their own community.
We also offer hybrid online and in-person professional development support for sites to initiate Happy Teacher Revolution meetings as a resource for educators to support their mental health and wellness.
Our vision is for teachers to feel empowered to claim happiness as their own. We believe that teachers should not feel obligated to sacrifice their wholeness or well-being in order to perform well professionally.
We Are Changing the Game in Our Education Ecosystem
Never before have teachers been able to come out of isolation to join fellow educators from diverse backgrounds in a social support group centered on the following mission: to support teacher mental health and wellness. Through the power of community, educators have the space to empathize with one another and participate in a social support network proven to alleviate the stress associated with teaching. Building mentally healthy teachers, who can subsequently build emotionally healthy students, is a benefit that we must take seriously in the education community.
You're Our Priority
This is the world’s first music video about prioritizing the mental health and wellness of educators. In recognition of both Mental Health Awareness Month and Teacher Appreciation Week, we hope to give a voice to the stories and experiences of fellow educators.