Teachers’ workload and wellbeing during Covid-19 pandemic: a study on English teachers of English medium schools in Bangladesh
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The English medium schools are mostly privately funded schools that use English as their medium of studies and follow the British curriculum. Recently, these schools have gained more popularity among the parents and the students. Due to the pandemic, like every other institution, the English medium schools were also conducting their classes online. Researchers and scholars all over the country and abroad had raised questions about the workload teachers were having to bear and the mental and physical effects it was having on them. The current study aimed to find how much effort the secondary English teachers were having to put to cope with the sudden change and how it was affecting their wellbeing. For this, 28 secondary English teachers from different English Medium Schools around Bangladesh were selected and surveyed. Their study was analyzed according to Broaden and build theory and the COR theory. The findings of the study showed that though most of the teachers were not going through extreme workload and they were okay with taking online classes, every one of them preferred offline or physical classes.