This is the time of year where people start taking new jobs, and transition hits a school like they were not expecting it. It is a reminder to all of you in leadership positions that people who are not happy in their schools look for jobs without telling people, and then they let you know in February, March and April. A certain amount of turnover is inevitable, but today, I thought I would highlight the missed opportunity that seems to have the highest impact with educators. Recognition.
As schools, we do a great job of honoring those teachers that leave each year. We get them a plaque or a clock or a ____________. We thank them for their great work and people clap.
Instead or in addition to, I am suggesting that you call out the teachers that are staying and do two things:
Ok, you can still give a clock...Let's not get crazy here...
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