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School & District Management Teachers Feel Anxious About the New School Year. How Principals Can Help
Administrators can’t erase stress and burnout caused by the pandemic, but they can use intentional strategies to ease teachers' concerns.
Elizabeth Heubeck, August 9, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion I've Studied Teachers for 20 Years. The Pandemic Was Their Ultimate Challenge
Researcher Lora Bartlett wondered what was happening behind the scenes as teachers' cheerful voices radiated from her daughters' computers.
Lora Bartlett, July 19, 2021
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Santa Rosa City Schools Superintendent Dr. Diann Kitamura poses for a portrait inside the district’s headquarters in Santa Rosa, California, on May 6, 2021. Dr. Kitamura is stepping down from her role at the end of June.
Diann Kitamura is the superintendent in the Santa Rosa, Calif., school district, which was battered by massive wildfires and then the pandemic. Kitamura will step down at the end of June.
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School & District Management A Lauded Superintendent Retires After Years of Crises: 'I Don’t Want to Become Bitter'
The pandemic brought huge leadership challenges to superintendents. As some leave the job, who will replace them?
Stephen Sawchuk, May 21, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Stress, Anxiety, Initiative Fatigue … Oh My! Perhaps It’s Time to 'De-Implement'?
We see an increase in stress and anxiety that educators feel but never do anything about it. It's time to talk about de-implementation.
Peter DeWitt, May 16, 2021
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John Battle High School teacher Jennifer Daniel receives her COVID-19 vaccine in January in Abingdon, Va.
John Battle High School teacher Jennifer Daniel receives her COVID-19 vaccine in January in Abingdon, Va.
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Teaching From Our Research Center Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than Ever, Even Amid Promising Developments, Survey Shows
Nearly 8 of every 10 teachers say work is "a lot" or "somewhat" more stressful now than it was a year ago, shortly after the pandemic began.
Holly Kurtz, May 14, 2021
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School & District Management Principals and Stress: Strategies for Coping in Difficult Times
Running schools in the pandemic has strained leaders in unprecedented ways. Principals share their ideas for how to manage the stress.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 11, 2021
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Teaching Profession 4 Ways Districts Are Giving Teachers More Flexibility in Their Jobs
After a year-plus of pandemic schooling, some experts are seeing momentum for district leaders to reimagine what teaching can look like.
Madeline Will, May 4, 2021
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Teacher and coach Howard Hill at the King William High School athletic track in King William, Va. on April 23, 2021.
Howard Hill, a coach and agriculture teacher at King William High School in King William, Va., considered leaving the profession early, but changed his mind because of the support he received from colleagues.
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Recruitment & Retention Principals and Teachers Don't Always See Eye to Eye. Can Getting In Sync Reduce Turnover?
Teachers and principals are not on the same page about why teachers teach, why they quit, and how to get them to stay.
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Teaching Profession Why Teachers Leave—or Don't: A Look at the Numbers
New EdWeek survey results reveal why teachers consider leaving the profession, and how the pandemic has changed their decisionmaking.
Liana Loewus, May 4, 2021
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School & District Management Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are 'Fried' and Need a Break
Districts are getting creative about enticing worn-out teachers to stay on for the summer.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teachers Are Stressed Out, and It's Causing Some to Quit
Stress, more so than low pay, is the main reason public school teachers quit. And COVID-19 has increased the pressure.
Madeline Will, February 22, 2021
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Kari Munoz and other teachers from Zavala and Travis Elementary Schools in Odessa, Texas, used noisemakers last month to greet their students, who are learning from home because of the coronavirus. Distance-learning has taken a steep toll on teacher morale, EdWeek Research Center data shows.
Kari Munoz and other teachers from Zavala and Travis Elementary Schools in Odessa, Texas, used noisemakers last month to greet their students, who are learning from home because of the coronavirus. Distance-learning has taken a steep toll on teacher morale, EdWeek Research Center data shows.
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School & District Management How Principals and District Leaders Are Trying to Boost Lagging Teacher Morale During COVID-19
Knowing the shift to remote learning would be tough for teachers, school and district administrators have scrambled to assemble as many kinds of supports as they can.
Catherine Gewertz, May 8, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy
Educators won’t learn how to fight against racism in a single professional development session, writes Bettina L. Love.
Bettina L. Love, February 6, 2020
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Teacher Preparation Here's What Gen Z Teachers Around the World Want in Their Jobs
"This is a very values-oriented generation—they seek to work with purpose and passion, and without that, they'll leave," an education leader at Microsoft said about Generation Z teachers.
Madeline Will, January 16, 2020
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