**note: this is based on US research**
Recently, I was contacted by Erika Phyall, a member of community relations at USC, who was able to pass along some great research and fantastic #infographic called How to Save Our Educators: The Teacher Turnover Problem. Here’s what she had to say:
We offer teachers and aspiring educators the opportunity to earn an online Master’s degree in Teaching or Education. My team and I recently launched an infographic, How To Save Our Educators, which gives an overview of the teacher attrition rate problem and possible solutions that can be explored. We understand that having great teachers in the classroom is as much about retaining them as it is about hiring and training them.
What I particularly liked about this was:
1) It was an infographic! [I really need to get the kids making these - what an informative and visually appealing way to share research!]
2) It provides teachers with *solutions* – something that is often missed in research.
Besides the obvious solution….funding…collaboration, mentoring, and professional development are all viable solutions on this list. If you’re reading this blog, you’re already participating in all three! The Rookie Team is always here for you. We will try our best to answer your questions or connect you with the right folks to help. I also encourage you to continue building your PLN. It’s so easy to do online (Pinterest, TeachersPayTeachers, Facebook, and more!) Above all, I would recommend checking out the New Teacher Chat (#ntchat) that happens every Wednesday night between 8:00-9:00pm EST. You can follow this chat two ways: (1) join twitter and the discussion by following the hashtag #ntchat, (2) point your browser to Twitter Chat’s #ntchat feed and read along (this option restricts you from commenting live).
If you would like to get in touch with Erika – visit her blog post and watch for her on #edchat on Twitter.
Natasha Dunn, OCT [@yoMsDunn]
The Rookie Teacher, co-founder
Special thanks to our friend & mentor Lisa Dabbs for connecting Erika with the Rookie Team.