10 missteps that will drive away teachers

Smith, Stacey L.; Eisterhold, Leigh Ann
September 2010
Principal;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p42
The article discusses mistakes made by school principals and administrators that lead to high teacher turnover rates in schools. The mistakes include assigning difficult students to new teachers, holding unnecessary meetings, and siding with over-involved, demanding parents rather than advocating for students. The author suggests that teachers should receive frequent feedback, engage with other teachers socially, and have opportunities for professional development.


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