I think that so many educators are coming in from different fields, and we are also seeing a decline in student teaching from traditional education programs. Student teaching needs to be funded and mandatory. Perhaps the reason we are losing most of our new educators is because of a lack of support and mentoring. Teachers should get to work with a mentor teacher in the classroom for maybe an entire year. BUT GET PAID.... more »
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Every school probably has a classroom teacher who is looked up to as a mentor. They are the ones with the above average evaluation scores, have highly effective classroom behavior and management skills, is knowledgeable in all subject areas, and is well-liked by their peers. These are the seasoned teachers who have mastered the classroom environment, but are not serving in an administrative role in their school.... more »