teacher job satisfaction

Why Principals Don’t Praise – Smart Classroom Management – Education Article

It’s not just you. Really, it isn’t. Many principals don’t praise anyone. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hurt when you’re ignored or your good work goes unnoticed. Whether you’re a veteran or brand-new teacher, everyone appreciates well-earned recognition. Everyone appreciates positive feedback. After all, it lets you know if you’re on the right track. Oh sure, they expect you to do it. They want to hear you praise everything that moves. But for them, it’s as if they lose…

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How To Not Quit Teaching – Education Article

Four of every ten new teachers leave the profession within five years. That is a staggering number. It’s made all the more alarming given that teacher shortages in the US are expected to exceed 300,000 by 2020. Although low starting pay, large class sizes, and lack of autonomy are certainly factors . . . Most of the reasons for dissatisfaction are within the teacher’s control. That isn’t to say that it’s their fault. Teacher ed. programs do a terrible job…

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