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Teachers Take Charge of Their Resilience Through Self-Study Research

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This research arises out of serious concerns around the sustainability of teaching given the everyday challenges teachers face. Nationally and internationally, teacher recruitment and retention are in crisis. This paper examines one teacher’s professional development efforts to promote her resilience through the research methodology of self-study. The findings suggest that an intentional focus on developing resilience through self-study positively impacts teaching practices. As a result, the authors suggest that teachers should take charge of their resilience by conducting their own self-study.