We have recently scoured blogs and articles to find advice for teachers who would like to change jobs in our new post-Covid marketplace. We looked at advice on blogs such as Vault.com, the Rutgers Center for Effective School Practices blog, Futurity.com, and other sources.
In today’s blog, we would like to share some of the better advice we found. Read more
We recently decided to make a list of online resources for teachers who are returning to live teaching as Covid-19 subsides. But as we started our research to create a list of our own, we discovered that The Learning Policy Institute has published an excellent list of available resources, so we set our plans aside.
If you are a teacher heading back to live teaching, you will want to know about, and use, this list. Here are some of the resources given, just to give you an advance look. Read more
Study of 865,000 Teachers and Educational Employees Finds Fewer of Them Planning to Retire than Before the Pandemic
We would have assumed that due to health concerns related to Covid-19, a growing number of teachers would be planning to retire, especially those who are older who have chronic health concerns. Read more
. . . and What Could Bring Them Back
Teaching, like any profession you can name, isn’t for everyone. At some point a certain number of teachers – just like a certain number of physicians, car salespeople, and store owners – decide to make a change.
That was happening before Covid-19 because of burnout, financial pressures, lack of opportunities for advancement, and other issues. Then the pandemic came along, and some teachers found new reasons to leave. Read more
Do you remember the days when teachers had to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pockets? In those days, teachers had to buy basic supplies like paste, poster paint, and maybe even software because their school systems couldn’t afford them.
When teachers’ contributions in this area became known, parents and other concerned people in their communities often stepped up and contributed money to help. There were even efforts to raise money through crowdsourcing. There was widespread acceptance of the principle that it was wrong to have teachers pay for supplies that should have been provided by their school systems. Read more