Why Half of Teachers Leave the Classroom

Author: Carol R. Rinke
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801696
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book uncovers some of the reasons behind the elevated attrition rates in the field of education through a long-term study of beginning teachers in one urban school district. Drawing upon research conducted over a seven-year period, this book sheds light upon the role that teachers’ intentions play in shaping their later career paths.

Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus

Author: Katy Farber
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201887
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn why today’s best teachers are leaving—from the teachers themselves. Low pay, increased responsibilities, and high-stakes standardized testing—these are just some of the reasons why more talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever before. Drawing on in-depth interviews with teachers all over the country, Katy Farber presents an in-the-trenches view of the classroom exodus and uncovers ways that schools can turn the tide. Farber's findings, which have been featured on Education Talk Radio, Vermont Public Radio, and in the Huffington Post, paint a sometimes shocking picture of life in today's schools, taking a frank look at • Challenges to teacher endurance, including tight budgets, difficult parents, standardized testing, unsafe schools, inadequate pay, and lack of respect • Strategies veteran teachers use to make sure the joys of teaching outweigh the frustrations • Success stories from individual schools and districts that have found solutions to these challenges • Recommendations for creating a school environment that fosters teacher retention Featuring clear analysis and concrete suggestions for administrators and policy makers, Why Great Teachers Quit takes you to the front lines of the fight to keep great teachers where they belong: in the classroom.

Retaining Effective Teachers

Author: Mary C. Clement
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147582839X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents a common-sense approach for making district and school retention plans that will retain the most effective teachers needed in today’s – and tomorrow’s – schools. The strategies outlined in the book create help to create schools as high-quality workplaces that will retain teachers.

What Successful Teachers Do

Author: Mary C. Clement
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475843518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New teachers will follow 12 steps to become established in their classrooms, while experienced teachers will get great ideas from each chapter.This book guides teachers to build support networks. Unlike any other book on the market, it combines research-based strategies with the author’s heartfelt stories of teaching.

Retaining New Teachers

Author: Bryan Harris
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620583
Format: PDF, Docs
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K–12 schools in the United States are suffering from an epidemic of teacher attrition: nearly half of all new teachers leave the field within their first five years, and thousands of teaching positions across the country are going unfilled. What can school leaders do about this persistent turnover and the resulting loss of human potential? In this timely book, Bryan Harris describes the four broad supports that he says are crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. He offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school. The result is a school in which beginning teachers truly thrive as effective practitioners who see themselves successfully helping students learn more every day.

Teacher Retention

Author: India Podsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317919637
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is for you if you are: challenged by the number of teacher vacancies at the start of your school year, finding that your most promising teachers are resigning before they complete their first few years on the job, or no longer willing to accept that your veteran teachers are just marking time until their retirement. Best-selling author India Podsen shows you how to uncover and analyze retention risks at your school; implement induction programs to help novices master the realities of full-time teaching; engage your experienced teachers in the retention process; and apply the Professional Educator Career Framework, consisting of Four Career Stages: teacher inductee, teacher specialist, teacher leader, and teacher steward. This book provides school leaders with practical suggestions and easy-to-use tools such as checklists and action plans, sample meeting programs and agendas, evaluation templates, benchmarks and standards, and all designed to help you deal successfully with teacher shortages and related problems.

Exploring the Myths and the Realities of Today s Schools

Author: Richard P. McAdams
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607098512
Format: PDF, ePub
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This sympathetic look at the daily work life of our educators directly confronts issues with our changing student population, teacher unions, poor family dynamics, financial inequities, and student performance on international achievement tests. The author offers data and insights that counter the conventional wisdom that significant improvements will occur simply by expanding charter schools, by implementing merit pay for teachers more widely, or by emulating foreign educational systems.

Human Resources Administration

Author: Richard E. Smith
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596670894
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enhanced and updated, this Fourth Edition of Richard E. Smith's highly successful text examines the growing role of the principal in planning, hiring, staff development, supervision, and other human resource functions. The Fourth Edition includes new sections on ethics, induction, and the role of the mentor teacher. This edition also introduces From the Desk of a Principal, a feature which connects the book's content and applications to the experiences of real school principals.