How do we make teaching a fulfilling long-term career pursuit?
There are many significant challenges to overcome: teaching is one of the most challenging jobs on the planet. It is challenging on all levels – mentally, physically, and perhaps most significantly emotionally. The ways in which teachers are compensated and their jobs are structured often lead teachers to consider other career paths. In combination with these are many other factors, including the fact that it is often the most effective teachers who become deans, instructional coaches, content specialists, assistant principals, and principals – all of which are awesome jobs and yet all of which conspire to pull teachers out of the classroom.