It’s Teacher Appreciation week. May the Fourth be with you. Do your irreplaceable teachers know you’d storm the galaxy for them?
As you think of ways to show your appreciation for what teachers do for students and families, consider if you have been using similar retention strategies with your high and low performing teachers. Use multiple retention strategies with your most effective teachers while encouraging your least effective teachers to leave. Teachers encouraged to leave are nearly three times as likely to do so and brand-new teachers “will pay off in improved performance about 75% of the time.”
Check out the link for a great one-page, easy-to-implement summary on “5 Ways Principals Can Keep More Irreplaceable Teachers” from The New Teacher Project.