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Publications and Media Mentions

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Sokal, L. & Eblie Trudel, L. (2023). Effects of a school-based, post-pandemic recovery intervention on Canadian educators. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 5, https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S2666-3740(23)00073-0.

  2. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L. & Heaman-Warne, C. (2023). Post-Traumatic Growth and protection from burnout in teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 69(2), 254- 271. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ajer/article/view/76706

  3. Sokal, L. & Eblie Trudel, L. (2023). Demoralization as a form of teacher burnout. McGill Journal of Education, 57(2). https://mje.mcgill.ca/issue/view/577

  4. Eblie Trudel, L. & Sokal, L. (2023). Dynamic perspectives on education during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for the future of teacher well-being. International Journal of Educational Research Open. https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S2666-3740(23)00016-X

  5. Sokal, L. & Eblie Trudel, L. (2022). Correlates of teacher cynicism and depersonalization during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 9(15). https://ijessnet.com/2022/11/02/vol-9-no-5/  

  6. Babb, J., Sokal., L., Eblie Trudel, L. (2022). THIS IS US: Latent profile analysis of Canadian teachers’ resilience and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Education, 45(2), 555-585. https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/5057

  7. Trudel, L. E., Sokal, L., & Babb, J. (2022). Transformational leadership approaches and their influence on teacher resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.33423/jop.v22i1.5019

  8. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (2022). Teacher (Dis)Connectedness and Burnout during COVID-19. Invited book chapter. In M. Leiter & C. Cooper (Eds.), Burnout: Lessons from the pandemic and beyond (p. 83-106). Taylor and Francis. https://www.routledge.com/Burnout-While-Working-Lessons-from-Pandemic-and-Beyond/Leiter-Cooper/p/book/9781032158747

  9. Sokal, L., & Eblie Trudel, L. (2022). A recovery pathway after COVID-19 teacher burnout. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 16(1), 352-370. https://doi.org/10.5590/JSBHS.2022.16.1.24

  10. Eblie Trudel, L., Sokal, L., & Babb, J. (2021). Teachers’ voices: Pandemic lessons for the future of education. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 15(1), 4-19. https://.doi.org/10.22329/jtl.v15i1.6486

  11. Eblie Trudel. L., Sokal, L., & Babb, J. (2021). Planning for teacher recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: Adaptive regulation to promote resilience in teachers. Interdisciplinary Education and Psychology, 3(1) 1. http://riverapublications.com/assets/files/pdf_files/planning-for-teacher-recovery-from- the-covid-19-pandemic-adaptive-regulation-to-promote-resilience.pdf

  12. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (2020). Canadian teachers’ attitudes toward change and technology, efficacy, and burnout during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Educational Research- Open. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2020.100016

  13. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (2020). I’ve had it! Factors associated with burnout and low organizational commitment in Canadian teachers during the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Educational Research- Open. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347889556_I've_had_it_Factors_associated_with_burnout_and_low_organizational_commitment_in_Canadian_teachers_during_the_second_wave_of_the_COVID-19_pandemic

  14. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., Babb, J. (2020). Supporting teachers in times of change: The job demands- resources model and teacher burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Contemporary Education, 3(2), 67-74. https://winnspace.uwinnipeg.ca/handle/10680/1823

Professional Journals

Professional Presentations

  1. Sokal, L. (February 2022). Using the right technology at the right time in the flipped classroom. THE Campus, Times Higher Education.

  2. Sokal, L. (2021). SAME STORM/ DIFFERENT BOAT: Understanding and Supporting Teacher Resilience in the Seven Oaks School Division. Seven Oaks Journal. https://issuu.com/matt7oaks/docs/so_journal_edited_word_version_dec_2020_final

  3. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel. L., & Babb, J. (2021, Spring). Five Pathways to Supporting Teacher Resilience during COVID-19. Manitoba School Counsellor, 5-7

  4. Sokal, L., Babb, J., & Eblie Trudel, L. (2021). Latent Profile Analysis of Manitoban Teachers’ Burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fifty-one-page report prepared at the request of the Deputy Minister of Education of Manitoba. http://doi.org/10.36939/ir.202103231319

  5. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (2020, Winter). Opportunity solving: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things, every day. Education Canada. https://www.edcan.ca/articles/opportunity- solving/ This article was invited as a department article, and then elevated to the lead article for a three-volume series on teacher wellness.

  6. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (2020, Fall). It’s okay to be okay too. Why calling out teachers’ “toxic positivity” may backfire. Education Canada, 60(3,) https://www.edcan.ca/articles/its-ok-to-be- ok-too/

  7. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (2020, June 16). How to prevent teacher burnout during the coronavirus pandemic. The Conversation Canada. (Over 31,000 reads) https://analytics.theconversation.com/ca/institutions/university-of-winnipeg- 3096/540/articles/dates/20200516/20200616. This article was reprinted by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union in The Teacher https://nstu.blob.core.windows.net/nstuwebsite/data/theteacher/TT_June_2020.pdf

  8. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (2020). COVID-19: Supporting teachers in times of change. https://edcan.atavist.com/teacher-covid-survey EdCan (formerly the Canadian Education Association) approached us to offer free infographics about our research.

  9. Sokal, L, Eblie Trudel, L., & Babb, J. (November 20, 2020) COVID-19’s Second Wave: How are teachers faring with the return to physical schools? https://edcan.atavist.com/teacher-covid-survey-2

  10. Sokal, L., & Eblie Trudel, L. (2022). Final Report for CMHA on the Resilience and Recovery Study.

  1. Sokal, L., & Eblie-Trudel, L. (2023). Post-traumatic Growth in Teachers as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. May/June, 2023. Toronto, ON.

  2. Sokal, L., Babb, J., & Eblie Trudel, L. (2022). LPA of Teacher Burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, California.

  3. Sokal, L., Eblie Trudel, L. (2022). Are Teacher Burnout and Demoralization Theoretically Distinct…and why should we care? Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Online international conference, May 12-20, 2022.

  4. Eblie Trudel, L., & Sokal, L. Maintaining teacher resilience: A key to supporting inclusive instructional practice. Consortium for Inclusive Teacher Education and Development third annual conference. Online international conference, July 4-6, 2022

  5. Eblie Trudel, L., Sokal, L., & Babb, J. (May, 2021). Teacher burnout and resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Job resources and demands.  Paper presented at the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities. Edmonton, Alberta.

  6. Sokal, L., & Trudel, L. (2020). Supporting teachers in times of change. Paper presented at the annual meetings of Lost Prizes, Winnipeg, MB, July 6-8, 2020. (186 participants took part in our session).

Other Media Coverage

Davies, B., & Sokal. L. (2021). What do a boat and a puzzle have to do with teachers during COVID-19? [podcast]. Research Questions. https://soundcloud.com/user-951740369/episode-4-what-do-a-boat-and-a-puzzle-have-to-do-with-teacher-burnout-during-covid-19 

Our research on teacher burnout was mentioned in a Winnipeg Free Press back-to-school article in September 2021: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/back-to-school-burnout-575238222.html

 

A press release about funding to the CMHA to support mental health initiatives in Manitoba schools in September 2021 acknowledged the initiative is based on “a 2020 University of Winnipeg research study on the increase of burnout in Manitoban teachers”: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/province-announces-mental-health-help-for-school-staff-575262482.html  Access to the web portal can be found at the following link: https://careforallineducation.com

 

Our research was mentioned several times in a podcast developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association. The link to the podcast is http://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/well-being-connection/id1568451334?=1000545949879

 

Laura Sokal was interviewed for an article in a professional journal.

Noonoo, M. (September 2021). How toxic positivity demoralizes teachers and hurts schools. EdSurge. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-09-13-how-toxic-positivity-demoralizes-teachers-and-hurts-schools

 

The $500,000 of funding awarded to CMHA based in our research was reported by the Winnipeg Free Press and mentioned our team as well as the University of Winnipeg (February 17, 2022) https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/mental-health-resources-support-school-staff-576218242.html

 

Maggie MacIntosh published an article updating our research on teacher stress: ‘MacIntosh, M. (August 15, 2022). All over the map: Study tracks Winnipeg teachers’ well-being during COVID-19 pandemic. Winnipeg Free Press. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/2022/08/15/all-over-the-map-2

 

CTV print: May 4, 2020

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/the-new-tool-to-understand-how-teachers-cope-with-the-pandemic-u-of-w-1.4924249

 

Free Press, April 27, 2020

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/researchers-aim-to-help-teachers-de-stress-569992852.html?fbclid=IwAR0Avon7d1Fdhl-NwV47VU9yp4B3ToZ8KyosZeQxHHOH3edzs2EnNZPSlLk

 

CBC Print French: May 5, 2020

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1700309/instituteurs-professeurs-cours-distance-defi-aide-etude-universite-winnipeg-manitoba

 

CTV 6 o’clock News Video May 5, 2020 

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.1206950

 

UW Webpage

https://news-centre.uwinnipeg.ca/all-posts/new-research-examines-how-teachers-cope-with-stress-and-change/

 

Winnipeg Free Press June 24, 2020

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/digital-learning-leaves-teachers-exhausted-survey-571477272.html

 

Education News Canada, May 5, 2020

https://educationnewscanada.com/article/education/level/university/1/832028/new-research-examines-how-teachers-cope-with-stress-and-change.html

 

Laura Sokal was asked to comment about the importance of parents in promoting mask wearing at school: Learning together in a mask-ed up world. September 5, 2020, Winnipeg Free Press,

     https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/learning-together-in-a-masked-up-world-572325632.html

 

Lesley Eblie Trudel and Laura Sokal were interviewed on CBC Radio about our work on teacher stress. The show aired on September 10, 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-29-information-radio-mb/clip/15797160-u-w-researchers-share-findings-teacher-stress-pandemic

 

EdCan (formerly the Canadian Education Association) approached us to offer free infographics about our research. They created a series to report on our work, linked here https://edcan.atavist.com/teacher-covid-survey

 

Lesley Eblie Trudel and Laura Sokal were asked to comment on teacher stress during the return to school on Fall 2020. We were quoted in an article on October 16, 2020 in the Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/winnipeg-teachers-in-constant-state-of-anxiety-amid-covid-pandemic-572775781.html

 

The Editorial Board of the Winnipeg Free Press wrote an article about our work on October 23, 2020 called Teachers await Provincial Support https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/stressed-teachers-await-provincial-support-572846582.html#cxrecs_s

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