Strong retention strategies include providing paid career paths that keep great teachers in the classroom, giving teachers and leaders appropriate autonomy over their work, and offering multiple opportunities to continue to improve and excel. The Innovation Station’s resources for retaining include the following:
- General resources, such as publications and multimedia sources on keeping high-performing educators in the classroom, state policy guidelines on supporting effective principals, and a state policy database.
- Career pathways and tiered certification publications and websites on creating career paths that provide multiple opportunities for excellent teachers, using evaluations to drive excellence, and rethinking certification standards.
- Motivation 3.0, with a publication and multimedia presentations on tapping into teachers’ and leaders’ motivation at each stage of their careers by encouraging them make real contributions, have appropriate autonomy over their work, and strive for mastery.
Career Pathways & Tiered Certification
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Based on the premise that distributing responsibility for developing teachers across a group of talented teachers yields improvements in teaching and learning, this report identifies successful “... Read more »
This study evaluates the effectiveness of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
This guide provides an in-depth look at the elements of a 14-month research-based leadership development model designed to train aspiring school leaders in New York.