School climate and teacher retention: colleague support is key
A recent national survey by the Teacher's Network found that colleagues' support was the only school culture factor significantly associated with teachers plans to stay in the profession long-term. For teachers who planned to stay in the classroom for up to 5 years, opportunities for professional learning or high standards were the most important, yet collaboration was the dominant factor in retaining teacher leaders for 10 or 15 years. http://bit.ly/8B1Zfn
Perhaps our need to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged isn't so different than students' needs....
What practices are helpful in creating a supportive and collaborative environment for educators?