Prior to COVID, up to 40 percent of new teachers left the profession within five years. The reasons they left varied widely.
They believe one way to improve performance is to encourage all teachers to be more like pedagogical stars. A pervasive belief that overlooks conditions in which no one has control.
The curiosity of young students is almost limitless. The challenge is to help them use observation and language to explore their expanding world, draw accurate conclusions, and describe what they learn.
One irrefutable statistic is that 77% of American teachers are women. No definitive research has been conducted about the social class in which most of them grow up.
Intuition teachers use to solve a student learning problem is psychologically intricate and emotionally sensitive.
Creating a new learning infrastructure will mean a dramatic change in the way we think about teachers and teaching, schools and districts.