Teacher attrition is on the rise. It’s a challenging trend that many schools across the country are now facing.
We havethe tools and tips to help you support your teachers.
What Leads to Teacher Attrition?
Unmanaged student behavior
Lack of resources
Lack of administrative support
The data tells us that 90% of open teaching positions are created by teachers who leave the profession early (as opposed to retiring), and 55% of teachers cite dissatisfaction as the reason for their departure.
One of the main problems that teachers cite is a lack of administrative support.
4 Tips to Increase Teacher Retention
1. Implement User-Friendly Technology
Use one online hub to schedule and store all observation and feedback communications.
Track and record all observation frequencies, teacher assessments, meetings, and follow-up plans.
Reduce unnecessary paperwork by using online forms instead of paper.
Be virtual–hybrid compatible by sharing videos with your feedback and by uploading lesson plans online.
2. Create a Culture of Feedback
Make coaching interactive by inviting teachers to become active participants in their development.
Choose the right feedback platform and ensure feedback flows in both directions.
Reward teachers for skill mastery once they’ve mastered a challenge or completed a task.
Create a buddy system within your staff to invite collaboration and reduce the feeling of isolation.
3. Coach What You See
Look to the classroom for areas of improvement.
Assess student behavior trends to coordinate relevant coaching topics and to reduce behavior burdens.
Find opportunities to give the three types of feedback: appreciation, evaluation, and coaching.
Create actionable follow-up items to keep the momentum going.
4. Mentor with Meaning
Make professional development a priority by dedicating time consistently to support teacher growth.
Support SEL and mental health of all by investing in resources and teaching teachers to embody SEL methods.
Improve job performance with coaching to improve job satisfaction.
Give the preferred praise-to-criticism ratio when coaching, which is about 6:1, according to Harvard Business Review.
SchoolMint’s coaching and classroom observation platform, SchoolMint Grow, can help you support teachers in their growth and support them in their role.