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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
Donaldson, Morgaen L.; Johnson, Susan Moore – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
A large-scale, nationwide analysis of Teach For America teacher turnover presents a deeper picture of which TFAers stay, which ones leave the profession and some suggestions about why they leave. The authors learned that nearly two-thirds (60.5%) of TFA teachers continue as public school teachers beyond their two-year commitment; more than half…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Career Change