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Classroom Management | Teacher Retention

By: Alex Schultz
May 25th, 2022

If you speak with an experienced teacher, you’re likely to hear a similar response: effective classroom management is critical to their success in the classroom.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Teacher Retention

By: Brad Hummel
April 27th, 2022

As a CTE curriculum developer, administrators tell us that hiring and supporting outstanding teachers is one of their biggest priorities. Unfortunately, retaining those teachers is one of the biggest challenges administrators face year after year.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Teachers | Teacher Retention

By: Heather Thomas
April 20th, 2021

Have you ever had a health science instructor go back to the industry in the middle of the school year? Do you wish you could have better retention of your health science teachers? You’re not alone. An administrator in Texas recently told me that within the first two weeks of school every year, they’ll see a handful of health science instructors quit and go back to the industry. This is hugely disruptive to their students’ learning and often results in the administrator scrambling to cover the classes. Like this administrator, your new teachers are optimistic and excited about their new career path, and you want to help them have a good start to the year. But what can you do to make that happen?