Teacher Satisfaction

The Surprising Grief of Teacher Leadership

Summary:  These are reflections of a veteran teacher who has left the classroom to be a teacher-leader.  She makes some suggestions as to how to remain connected to teaching and learning and to students in particular. Source:  Rebecca Mieliwocki, Education Week, June 7, 2017 Categories:  SEL Basics, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Satisfaction, Positive Relationships Description: “As …

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Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

Summary:  This article suggests that social emotional competence for teachers is a necessary ingredient for social emotional learning for their students.  The writer talks about a series of activities for teachers that are designed to improve their own SEL while contributing to their happiness. Source: Madeline Will, Education Week, June 7, 2017 Categories:  SEL Basics, …

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Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement

Summary:  Teachers who are happy and satisfied with their job are probably better at it, past research (and general wisdom) has said. But a new study looks at exactly how teacher satisfaction affects student achievement—and how being a part of a professional learning community can make a major difference. Source:  Madeline Will, Education Week. February …

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A New Report Reveals How School PLCs Have a Major Impact When Used Correctly

Summary:  When professional learning communities (PLCs) meet frequently to examine and analyze student work and data, higher levels of teacher morale emerge, according to a new report from the Learning Sciences International (LSI) research team. Source:  Laura Devaney. eSchool News, October 24, 2016 Categories:  Teacher Leadership. Teacher Voice, Teacher Satisfaction Description: The report, Did You …

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Teacher Voice: Myth? Or Long Overdue?

Summary:  This article is co-authored by Lisa Lande, Ed.D and Russell Quaglia, Ed.D. of the Teacher Voice and Aspiration International Center.  The article talks about the importance of teacher voice and engagement in the workings of the school.  The authors identify three guiding principles which help to encourage and foster teacher voice and they are …

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Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School

Summary:  In this blog entry, Dr. Elias uses the article “Why We Hate Work” to pose similar thoughts about “Why Students Hate School”.  He uses four ideas from the original article as a starting point for the conversation.  These are Feeling Good. Being Appreciated, Having a Voice, and Having a Purpose. Source:  Maurice Elias, Edutopia, …

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