Job Satisfaction

Education news, analysis, and opinion about how teachers and staff feel about their jobs, including issues related to burnout and stress
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School & District Management Employee Morale Is Keeping Superintendents Up at Night
But district leaders themselves feel more optimistic, possibly a rebound from the height of the pandemic.
Evie Blad, February 24, 2023
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Teaching Profession Opinion Substitute Teachers Deserve More Respect
Last year I became a substitute teacher—and then I left. Here's what drove me out of the classroom.
Alanah Nichole Davis, February 23, 2023
4 min read
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School & District Management Difficult Times Call for a New Approach to District Leadership, Author Says
Superintendents must adopt a leadership posture of trusting and inspiring educators to lead through a moment of rapid change, author says.
Evie Blad, February 17, 2023
3 min read
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Recruitment & Retention 5 Strategies to Tackle Teacher Shortages
Recruiting and retaining teachers takes creative and strategic thinking.
Lauraine Langreo, February 10, 2023
3 min read
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Recruitment & Retention What Educators Look For in a Job (Besides Pay and Workloads)
A survey gives insight on factors that cause teachers to consider leaving or accept a job offer.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 1, 2023
3 min read
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Recruitment & Retention What Districts Can Do to Prevent Teachers From Quitting Mid-Year
Routine, actionable feedback and small gestures of appreciation go a long way, superintendents say
Caitlynn Peetz, January 18, 2023
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School & District Management How Can Districts Retain Principals? A 5-Year Project Offers Clues
While money matters, it’s not the only way districts can hold on to good talent.
Denisa R. Superville, January 11, 2023
3 min read
LéAnn Cassidy, 57, sits in her classroom at Memorial Middle School in Middlebury, Conn. The 2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year and 2018 finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year, has been a classroom teacher for 34 years, but is considering retiring early.
LéAnn Cassidy sits in her classroom at Memorial Middle School in Middlebury, Conn. The 2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year has been a classroom teacher for 34 years, but is considering retiring early.
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Teaching Profession 5 Popular Teacher Stories You May Have Missed in 2022
Teacher shortages and burnout led headlines at all major news sites throughout the year.
Madeline Will, December 15, 2022
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An opened laptop displaying a teacher reddit website, overlayed by the following 5 headlines: My student threatened to shoot up the school, so I resigned. Everyone is mad at me. I can't afford to be a teacher anymore. Are students getting more openly 'mean' to teachers? 47 kindergartners in my classroom this year. That's it. That's the post. Quiet quitting is happening at my school.
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Teaching Profession 'Does Anyone Else Cry After Work?': Teacher Reddit Is the Unfiltered Voice of Educators
Amid rising pressures, teachers take to the platform to find solace, build solidarity, and most of all—vent.
Madeline Will, November 16, 2022
6 min read
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Teaching Profession The Status of the Teaching Profession Is at a 50-Year Low. What Can We Do About It?
New research suggests problems are systemic and have been building for decades.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 15, 2022
5 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Why You Should Survey Your School Staff
And what you should do after the results are in.
Elizabeth Heubeck, November 8, 2022
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Teaching Profession Opinion Want Vibrant, Engaged Teachers? Give Them Professional Freedom
A deputy superintendent explains how his district has created a stimulating environment by trusting teachers to experiment.
Jonah Schenker, November 6, 2022
5 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Opinion What One School Is Doing to Keep Its Teachers
In just three years, my school boosted teacher retention from 63 percent to 100 percent. Here's how.
Sarah Yost, October 13, 2022
5 min read