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Teacher Retention

What is Your Weakest Link?, 1st Edition

By India Podsen


236 pages

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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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