There’s a teacher shortage and it’s getting worse.
Nearly half of new teachers quit after 5 years, and studies estimate that schools may need to hire as many as 3 million new teachers by 2020. Many of today’s teachers are overwhelmed and undertrained, often reporting that they don’t feel prepared to teach at-risk students or nurture crucial skills like 21st century writing.
Skilled teachers lead to better student outcomes, and it’s up to school and district leaders to create conditions under which teachers can achieve their best work. When provided with the tools and support needed to teach effectively, great teachers have the power to change the trajectory of a student’s learning and life.
School and district administrators have the unique ability to empower extraordinary teaching at scale. In this infographic, learn three steps you can take to prevent teacher burnout and cultivate effective teaching today.