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Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2016
Compassionate care leave and benefits were introduced in 2003/04 to help employees cope with this difficult work-life balance challenge. Employment Standards legislation and the Employment Insurance program (EI) were amended to provide leave without pay, with payment of EI benefits for compassionate care leave. Collective agreements have been…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Employee Assistance Programs, Quality of Working Life
Whitaker, Todd; Good, Madeline Whitaker; Whitaker, Katherine – Educational Leadership, 2019
Being a new teacher is especially stressful and overwhelming: classroom management challenges, lack of administrator support, work-related stress, and feelings of isolation are pushing some to leave the profession all too soon. There are five actions, however, that principals can take to make new teachers a priority now, explain the authors of…
Descriptors: Principals, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Observation
Seton, Henry – Educational Leadership, 2019
Teachers are attuned to the social-emotional well-being of our students and trained to monitor for signs such as trauma, anxiety, bullying, or micro-aggressions. Yet we are still just learning how to discuss a huge, lurking threat to our work: our own mental health. In urban settings like mine, many schools churn through a quarter or more of their…
Descriptors: Trauma, Bullying, Anxiety, Aggression
Fuller, Edward J.; Pendola, Andrew; Young, Michelle D. – Online Submission, 2018
New research has identified teacher working conditions as having a greater effect on teacher turnover than most other factors, including student achievement and student characteristics. Importantly, research has debunked the conventional wisdom that teachers often leave schools because of student characteristics. This brief discusses how teacher…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
Mostafa, Tarek – OECD Publishing, 2018
Teachers play a vital role in the lives of their students. They impart knowledge, provide pastoral care, act as role models and, above all, create an environment that is conducive to learning. But teaching is fraught with numerous challenges that could lead to dissatisfaction; some teachers might decide to leave the profession entirely. In fact,…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions
Wardrip, Peter; Evancho, Jeffrey; McNamara, Annie – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
A question like "what do you want your children to be like when they leave your class?" seems simple on the surface, but it quickly becomes complex when teachers are asked to name, prioritize, and document the kinds of student learning and engagement they value most. This article shares the ongoing work of a regional learning community…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
Dubin, Jennifer – American Educator, 2018
The Peer Support Partnership is an intensive, one-year mentorship program in which 11 veteran teachers work with approximately 150 of the 300 to 400 new teachers hired each year by the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), Texas. A joint effort of the SAISD and the local union, the program was created three years ago to improve teacher…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Partnerships in Education
Jarvis, Robin; Dempsey, Kathleen; Gutierrez, Grace; Lewis, Dale; Rouleau, Kris; Stone, Bj – McREL International, 2017
Much has been written over the past two decades about the value of coaching to teachers' professional growth. Many authors recommend specific coaching models while others primarily make recommendations for building strong, trusting coaching relationships. However, many of these models assume a deficit-based approach to teacher development that…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Mann, Michele J.; Pynes, D'Anna – Science and Children, 2016
In this article, Mann and Pynes describe a five-day mini-project-based learning (PBL) unit about organisms and their environments that addresses the "Next Generation Science Standards" (3-LS4-3). Third-grade students were asked how they could determine which animals live in their neighborhoods. In teacher-determined collaborative groups,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Animals
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O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Mary O'Sullivan writes that she spent part of her sabbatical leave interviewing teacher educators from nine countries across three continents exploring teacher education contexts both nationally and locally, and the nature of the 'teacher educators' work in these contexts. Three issues struck her: (1) The intensification of regulation and policy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
More than 65,000 teachers show up each day to work in Tennessee's public schools. At the current rate, half of these teachers will leave or retire in the next decade. The positions they vacate will be filled primarily by novice educators. What will it take to ensure Tennessee has a strong and vibrant new teacher pipeline in the years to come? This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Pryce, Julia M.; Ainbinder, Alisa; Werner-Lin, Allison V.; Browne, Teri A.; Smithgall, Cheryl – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2011
Doctoral student training has become focused in recent years on acquiring subject-area knowledge and research skills, rather than on teaching. This shift often leaves aspiring junior faculty feeling unprepared to address the demanding pedagogical requirements of the professoriate. In the area of social work, few programs contain a structured,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Social Work, Teacher Workshops, Preservice Teacher Education
MacDonald, Greg – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Greg MacDonald leaves no stone unturned as he places the complexity of second-plane observation into one coherent vision that includes the fundamentals of self-construction, the essential field of observation (freedom of work within the prepared environment), the role of the human tendencies, the construction of developmental facets, and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Naturalistic Observation, Child Development, Young Children
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Leggett, Nicole; Newman, Linda – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is an approach increasingly used by and with teachers, including in early childhood (EC) education. Studies outlining the benefits of educator engagement in research show learning, empowerment and self-determination in professional direction. There is also a sense of achievement for university researchers when they research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Mentors, Sociocultural Patterns
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Berk, Sarabeth – Art Education, 2019
This article explores the concept of being an intrapreneur and a hybrid professional. An intrapreneur is a person who fills a need and starts programs, products, or services inside of a company or nonprofit as opposed to starting from nothing, which is what entrepreneurs do. A hybrid professional is someone who integrates multiple professional…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Entrepreneurship, Professional Identity, Teacher Role
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