Support Your New Teachers
As we begin the new school year, one of the most important priorities for us as Ps and APs should be the successful introduction of new Ts to our building and especially new teachers to the profession.
You know the data points… that within five years, half of new teachers have left the profession. You also know we are hiring from a deficit rather than from a surplus. Once it was true that effective hiring was one of if not the most important actions a P could take.
NOW, you would do well to consider developing and retaining your Ts as a priority. We can’t continue to work with new Ts as we did in the past. We need a fresh new approach to support, nurture, and encourage our new Ts.
Let’s take a look at several scenarios for you as a P in regard to your new teachers and consider which of those set your Ts up for success and which of them set them up to have a more difficult year.
In this episode, we look at ten different decisions that you as a P make regarding new teachers, and consider what those decisions do to encourage or discourage Ts as they begin their career.
Here we go!
- Assignment of Classes/Courses:
- Mentor Assignment
- Working with Colleagues
- Working with Parents
- Opportunity to Vent
- Feedback for Improvement
- Duty Assignments
- First-Year Support?
- Appropriate Onboard and Orientation
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