A tricky problem like this does not come with an easy solution, and for administrators grappling with teacher shortage, it certainly won’t go away overnight. However, there are steps school and district administrators can take to address the issue, lessen its impact on students, and lay a foundation for an improved staffing situation in the future.
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Any working relationship requires some finesse in navigating, so we asked the Edmentum team, many of whom are former teachers, for any tips that would be helpful for strengthening parent-teacher relationships. Here is a list that summarizes some of their responses!
As administrators and educational technologists plan their technology needs for an upcoming school year, professional development must be a part of the plan. All of the innovative products in the world will not make a difference if teachers do not know how to use them.
To increase teacher retention and attract new educators, school districts and legislators have to end the status quo and make substantive changes to boost teacher morale. While a catered lunch is certainly appreciated, educators need support and action from school leaders. Some steps that educators recommend include: