New Survey by Kleenex® and DonorsChoose Finds 92 Percent of Teachers Worry Over Lack of Resources for Students
- Teachers have been feeling a mix of frustration (58%), anxiety (58%) and optimism (34%)
- For almost all the teachers surveyed, worrying their students will fall behind (90%) and not seeing their students' faces everyday (87%) has been difficult
- Over three-fourths (77%) of teachers surveyed feel increased appreciation among parents while 45 percent feel increased appreciation among students
Kleenex® is recognizing educators, as well as families thrust into the role, as part of Teacher Appreciation Week with a multi-year partnership with DonorsChoose that includes a
"Classrooms may be closed, but teaching doesn't stop — and neither does our support for teachers," said
The recent survey1 also found that 98 percent of teachers list better access to resources for all students as important for improving distance learning. As a founding partner of the new DonorsChoose Distance Learning Projects category, Kleenex® will help 2,000 teachers in low-income communities access resources to facilitate distance learning with their students to help ease these feelings of anxiety and stress.
"Kleenex® is one of the products you reach for when you're feeling overwhelmed and we want to be there for our consumers in the moments they need us most, including the nine out of ten teachers who report that missing social interactions with students and others has been the most difficult part of distance learning," said
Kindergarten teacher, Vera Ahiyya, is also teaming up with Kleenex® to help raise awareness of the initiative as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. "I never could have imagined a world where I would have to teach Kindergarteners virtually," said Ahiyya, teacher of 14 years in
By sharing how one is feeling with #AllTheFeelings on social platforms, Kleenex® is asking consumers to show the world there can be comfort in knowing we are not alone, and there can be strength in sharing our vulnerabilities.
To support emotional health and well-being, Kleenex® is also offering a free subscription on a leading meditation app. For more information, visit https://www.kleenex.com/en-us/all-the-feelings.
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, more than 4 million people and partners have contributed
1 Online survey of 250 teachers conducted by Lucid from Kleenex and DonorsChoose on
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