Due to factors such as burnout, lack of support, heavy workload, and student behavior, teachers are exiting the field for other occupations. Retention has become an issue. However, teachers are finding a sense of value and self-fulfillment for the same reasons they are leaving, which restores their outlook. This opinion paper will focus on teachers finding value in creating a positive learning environment in the classroom and creating resilience for students exposed to adverse childhood experiences at home.

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