In this section, you’ll find teacher stories, interviews, and videos related to the topic of decision fatigue.

How many decisions do teachers make in a day?

  • It’s often cited that teachers make over 1,500 decisions each day. This fact appears to originate from the following research:
    • Researchers Hilda Borko and Richard Shavelson summarized studies that report .7 decisions per minute during interactive teaching.
    • Researcher Philip Jackson wrote that elementary teachers have 200 to 300 exchanges with students every hour (between 1200-1500 a day), most of which are unplanned and unpredictable and call for teacher decisions.