A teacher shortage crisis has arrived. It’s hardly surprising. Teaching is exhausting, relentless and consuming. It doesn’t make us rich and things keep changing. These aspects have long been associated with teaching. Most trainee and newly qualified teachers anticipate some of these hurdles and accept that they are part of the job. What they … Continue reading Inconstancy to Purpose – Thoughts on Why Teacher Recruitment and Retention Are Failing
On Tuesday morning I awoke to my radio alarm. The first two words I heard were ‘vital ingredient’. As I continued to listen I learned that this is what, according to our government, was missing in weak and failing schools in coastal areas. However, these schools, which face a variety of difficult factors, were to … Continue reading Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Thoughts on Super Teachers saving the world.