Christopher Reddy is an educator who teaches on TV. He calls himself The Pragmatic TV Teacher and collects his ideas here. He also edits The Distance Learning Monthly Newsletter.
Exceptional Young Teachers (EYTs) often leave the profession and teacher attrition is an issue plaguing districts. "50 within five" is the phrase; 50% of new teachers leave within five years of starting. Not only are the classrooms absent of their enthusiasm and now void of their effortless way to connect with students, but it places a burden on the district because they now have to replace the leaving teacher. Do teachers need to make more money? Are they overwhelmed with the amount of work? Do they simply "burnout"? Edweek's Ilana Garon addressed the issue and discusses a variety of factors.
Administrators and districts, to reduce Exceptional Young Teacher dropout, need to be proactive and identify teachers at risk. What would administrators look for? What can they do to retain their Exceptional Young Teacher?
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