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How To Save Our Educators

HOW TO SAVE OUR EDUCATORS: THE TEACHER TURNOVER PROBLEM 30% of our teachers quit within the first 2 years. Teachers nationwide are leaving their profession too soon due to the challenges of the classroom, and not enough new teachers are taking their place. What does this mean for our children? What is being done to lower the attrition rate of new teachers? Let's take a look at the problem and what is being done to remedy it. THE PROBLEM THE FIRST YEARS ARE THE HARDEST. REASONS TEACHERS LEAVE : Percentage of teachers who leave their profession: 14% 38% 10% DISSATISFACTION WITH ADMINISTRATION 7% 32% WORKPLACE CONDITIONS 20% SALARY 10% AFTER 1 YEAR AFTER 2 YEARS AFTER 3 YEARS AFTER 4 YEARS AFTER 5 YEARS OTHER IT CAN TAKE 11 HIRES TO FIND THAT 1 GREAT TEACHER. SOME EFFECTS TEACHER HOW MUCH ARE TEACHERS EARNING COMPARED TO TURNOVER HAS ON SCHOOLS: OTHER PROFESSIONS? Annual mean wages: $47,720 FIREFIGHTERS $55,270 GREATER SCHOOL INSTABILITY DECREASES IN TEACHER QUALITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS $55,780 MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS $56,260 POLICE OFFICERS DECREASES IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GREATER RECRUITMENT AND REPLACEMENT COSTS $56,760 HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS $130,490 LAWYERS The average cost to replace a teacher is $12,500. $184,650 DOCTORS Due to budget cuts and limited resources: ABOUT TO SCHOOL. 1% OF TE THEY BRI THE OWN SUPPLIE 171% THE SOLUTION FINDING GOOD TEACHERS TAKES TIME, IT'S BUT POSSIBLE. We can encourage teachers to stay in their classrooms. With their bounding enthusiasm and interest in making a difference, new teachers just need a little extra support. HOW CAN WE SOLVE THE PROBLEM? PREPARATION Preparing our teachers before they start their first job can reduce attrition rates for beginning teachers during their first years on the job. WELL-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS With well-planned and well-supported mentor and induction programs, we can help stem the tide of teacher attrition. FUNDING IS IMPORTANT! WE CAN ENCOURAGE NEW TEACHERS THROUGH: SALARY INCENTIVES FACE TIME WITH ADMINISTRATORS MENTORING Out of the 28 states that have state-level teacher induction programs, only 10 of those provide funding as well as the tools needed for mandating them. TIME TO COLLABORATE WITH COLLEAGUES HOW DOES NEW TEACHER ATTRITION DECREASE WITH VARIOUS SUPPORT ONGOING NEW TEACHER SEMINARS PROGRAMS? Turnover rates of first-year teachers according to support programs: BEGINNING TEACHER NETWORKS 21% LET'S FIGHT FOR OUR TEACHERS! NO SUPPORT 15% With the growing recognition of teacher attrition being one of the SUPPORT AND TEACHER COLLABORATION greatest challenges to U.S. schools, attempts to retain great teachers are multiplying in approach and impact, thankfully paving the way to a future in which our best teachers stay where they belong: in the classroom. SUPPORT, TEACHER COLLABORATION AND EXTRA RESOURCES SOURCES: http://nces.ed.gow/fastfacts/display.asp?id 28 admin/admin/admin260.shtml http://nces.ed.gow/pubs2011/2011318.pdf www2.ed.gow/teachers/become/about/survivalguide/messagehtml Created by BROUGHT TO YOU BY USCRossier School of Edacation 11/08/09/five-reasons-te her-turnover-rise

How To Save Our Educators

shared by USCTeacher on Apr 24
Keeping great teachers in the classroom is as much about retaining them as it is about hiring and training them. Yet while it can take educators approximately five years to master their craft, 30 perc...




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