4 Ways to Increase Teacher Retention

4 Ways to Increase Teacher Retention

These days it’s getting harder for administrators to retain staff, but there are ways to boost teacher morale and turn things around.

Why have so many teachers either failed to return to work, resigned, or chosen not to enter the field since the pandemic? What’s made the profession become less attractive, and what can we do to change it? Some districts in the United States have tried to incentivize becoming a teacher. 

Offering $1,000 signing bonuses and modifying district calendars from five-day weeks to four-day weeks, school leaders have tried to entice more candidates to work in their schools. But during a time when students are still dealing with learning loss and budgetary constraints, both of these solutions seem not to be in the best interest of the schools and students long term.

So what can schools and districts do to increase teacher retention and enhance recruitment efforts? We believe the answers are not in time and money but in appreciation and connection.

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