The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, conducted by Harris Interactive, has been published annually since 1984. Designed to give voice to those closest to the classroom, the survey explores teacher's opinions on a specific theme and related topics and brings them to the attention of educators, policymakers, and the public. This page highlights recent coverage of the survey, its findings, and impact.

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What Can Be Done To Improve Teacher Satisfaction?
In this webinar, Dana Markow, vice president of youth and education research for Harris Interactive, will outline the findings of the 28th annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. Susan Moore Johnson, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will discuss the many factors that influence teacher satisfaction and offer suggestions for supporting and retaining effective teachers. Click here to register.


Tools to Help Diverse Learners
The chart below shows the percentages of teachers who said the listed resources would have a major impact on their ability to meet the needs of diverse learners.

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MetLife Survey Has Significant Implications for PD
Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward, argues that creating a culture of high expectations is central to preparing more students for college and careers.
February 21, 2013 Teacher job satisfaction also found to be on a continued decline.
March 7, 2012 Teacher job satisfaction is at the lowest it's been in more than two decades, likely as a consequence—at least in part—of the economic downturn and resulting education budget cuts, according to a national survey.
March 23, 2011 A large majority of U.S. teachers believe that schools are not doing enough to prepare students with diverse learning needs for success after high school, according to a nationwide survey released today.
October 12, 2010 How well does your school teach "global competency"?
March 29, 2010 Teaching appears to be becoming a bit less rigid as a profession, with a growing number of career-changers working in classrooms and more educators taking on “hybrid” roles within schools, according to a new national survey of teachers.
March 17, 2010 While most teachers believe in the importance of holding high expectations for students, many appear to fall short of doing so in practice, according to new nationwide survey of educators.
February 17, 2010 Most principals and teachers say they believe creating school environments that allow educators to work together more would have a “major impact” on improving the chances for student success, according to a new national survey by MetLife Inc.
February 25, 2009 Teachers’ views on their profession have become markedly more positive over the past quarter century, at least partially validating the widespread school-improvement efforts of the period, concludes a retrospective survey report released this week by MetLife, Inc.
February 20, 2008 According to a new survey, 77 percent of students and more than 80 percent of teachers and parents say homework is important or very important.

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