#MASSPchat - Teacher Shortage

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This week's topic is "Teacher Shortage." You can find more information and the questions listed below. Here is a Storify summary of last week's discussion.

More On This Week's Topic:

The MASSP membership identified the teacher shortage as a legislative priority. There are a number of issues to consider when we look at addressing this issue...recruitment and retention are both pieces of the puzzle. In addition to this week's questions below, we also need to ask: What can we do as an Association and as individual building administrators to help address this issue? Please join this discussion with your problem solving hat on and your best suggestions. We need to hear your ideas as we look for ways to turn this around.

The Questions: (one posted each day)

  • Q1 (Monday): How can we attract people to the teaching profession? #masspchat
  • Q2 (Tuesday): How can we support our current teachers so they do not leave the profession? #masspchat
  • Q3 (Wednesday): What can be done to elevate respect for educators? #masspchat
  • Q4 (Thursday): What financial considerations, lane changes and flexibility would make teaching more desirable? #masspchat
  • Q5 (Friday): What other issues are are lending to the teacher shortage that need to be addressed? #masspchat