Teacher Retention

How Coaching on Competencies Reduces Teacher Burnout

In the face of teacher burnout, providing “more tools in the toolbox” can be overwhelming, creating more harm than good. Designing a set of consistent, predictable instructional practices or competencies, on the other hand, is crucial in effectively supporting teachers and accelerating student learning.

How Teacher Coaching Transformed My District

When the pandemic disrupted in-person learning in the spring of 2020, Pampa ISD leadership knew the district needed a new, scalable instructional coaching model to better support their teachers and students. So, they turned to engage2learn. Pampa ISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Abby Hancock tells their story.

How Teacher Growth Leads to School Improvement

When Abilene ISD chose to partner with engage2learn, they took two different but effective approaches to supporting teachers across three schools and knew they would have to continue the momentum into the current school year – even through a pandemic.

Is Toxic Positivity Killing Your School Culture?

Some people are quick to address difficult problems with culturally driven and popular positive sayings, like, “It could be worse,” or “Look on the bright side!” While well-intended, these comments often have the reverse effect and actually decrease morale. It’s called toxic positivity, and it may be seeping into your school or district.

Lesson Planning Today for Accelerated Learning Tomorrow

Pandemic-related disruptions in learning likely mean that the students coming to you next year might be at very different stages of mastery and engagement. But don’t worry! By lesson planning with differentiation, autonomy, and the learner at the center, you’ll be equipped to meet each student where they are and set them on a path toward mastery.

Strategic Abandonment: 3 Tips for Letting Go

As educators, we are often quick to launch the next great initiative that promises to help us meet our goals and improve student outcomes, but rarely do we take time to analyze and defer the old programs that are no longer working. Strategic abandonment is the key to shedding unnecessary initiatives and making room for better ones.

The Long-Term Impact of Coaching New Teachers

Studies show that new teachers with little or no preparation are more than twice as likely to leave teaching than those who are fully prepared with high-quality mentors. Learn how partnering your new teachers with personalized coaches can transform their practice and student learning.

Your Road Map for High-Impact Teacher Support

Sometimes teaching can feel like running a marathon on unknown terrain after pulling an all-nighter. To keep teachers from running on fumes, read on to learn about the kind of high-impact, actionable support that district and campus leaders can provide for their teachers right now.

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