Education Now Why Teachers Leave Teaching — and How to Support and Retain Them Exploring the current and historical strains on teachers, the effects of the pandemic, and how to address and fix the underlying causes. Posted March 10, 2022 By News editor Counseling and Mental Health Teachers and Teaching Amid the extraordinary challenges of the past two years, teachers have been innovative, flexible, and brave. But in many cases, they've also been pushed to their limits — leading to well-documented concerns about burnout and a large-scale exodus from the teaching profession. Join us to talk about whether and why teachers are leaving the profession, and how to address and fix the underlying causes. What are the strains teachers have always faced? Did the pandemic add new pressures — or just exacerbate the existing ones? What does recovery look like?Speakers include:Heather Hill, Hazen-Nicoli Professorship and Faculty Co-Chair, Teaching and Teacher Leadership (TTL), Harvard Graduate School of EducationCarolyn Silva-Sánchez, Teacher/ESL + Reading, Boston Public SchoolsHost: Uche Amaechi, Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of EducationKey takeaways and prompts for action:Effective leadership is key to teacher satisfaction.Transparent communication throughout a crisis (or anytime) makes teachers feel supported.Prioritize the development of clear and consistent practices and policies in your school.Prioritize the autonomy, leadership skills, and pedagogical decision-making skills of your teaching force.Resources:Structural Supports to Promote Teacher Well-Being, from the Ed Research for Recovery ProjectThe Teaching Profession Playbook, from the Partnership for the Future of Learning Education Now A webinar and newsletter series to shape new approaches to challenges in education Explore All Articles Related Articles Education Now How to Help Kids Become Skilled Citizens An exploration of ways in which educators can instill civic identity in students Education Now Navigating Tensions Over Teaching Race and Racism A discussion on how schools, educators, and families can navigate the continued politicization and tensions around teaching and talking about race, racism, diversity, and equity. Ed. Magazine Teachers Need Our Support What educators say they need now.