What Makes Teachers Want to Stay in Teaching?
There are days I am not sure why I stay, to be honest. But that is part of any job. Overall, I absolutely love it - it is part of who I am and what I do.
However, there are those that love it just as much but they leave. I am not talking about the Teach For America crowd that comes in to save the world and realize it's a hell of a lot harder than they anticipated or were prepared for.
I am talking about the teachers that have poured their blood into it yet choose to walk away.
Why do they do that and what could make them stay?
A really interesting video came my way over the weekend. After watching it a few times, it hit me that this video, made for business, was hitting the heart of why some teachers leave.
It also made me get why many would stay if they had three things backed up by science: autonomy, mastery and purpose.
And let me say that merit pay will not attract or retain any teacher. Read the post and watch the video - you'll see why. #teaching #motivation #purpose