1st Edition

Teacher Retention
What is Your Weakest Link?

ISBN 9781930556362
Published March 11, 2002 by Routledge
236 Pages

USD $34.95

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Book Description

This book is for you if you are:
- challenged by the number of teacher vacancies at the start of your school year
- finding that your most promising teachers are resigning before they complete their first few years on the job
- no longer willing to accept that your veteran teachers are just marking time until their retirement

Best-selling author India Podsen shows you how to
- uncover and analyze retention risks at your school
- implement induction programs to help novices master the realities of full-time teaching
- engage your experienced teachers in the retention process
- apply the Professional Educator Career Framework, consisting of Four Career Stages:
- teacher inductee
- teacher specialist
- teacher leader
- teacher steward

This book provides school leaders with practical suggestions and easy-to-use tools such as:
- checklists and action plans
- sample meeting programs and agendas
- evaluation templates
- benchmarks and standards
all designed to help you deal successfully with teacher shortages and related problems.

Table of Contents

Part I Sizing Up the Situation
1 Teacher Shortages: A Profession at Risk
2 Career Staging: A Professional Framework
3 Teacher Retention Profile
Part II Professional Career Framework
Career Stage One: Teacher Inductee
4 Career Induction
5 Reducing the Risk Factors
6 Mentoring: Doing the Right Thing
7 Implications for Continuous Professional Learning
Career Stage Two: Teacher Specialist
8 Fostering and Valuing Expertise
Career Stage Three: Teacher Leader
9 Teachers Leading Teachers
Career Stage Four: Teacher Steward
10 Professional Continuity and Commitment

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