#whatisschool is back for another amazing chat and I am thrilled to be leading again this week with one of my edu-heroes Jen Williams. Come and join us as we discuss money and teaching. If we make teaching a more financially attractive career will it improve global education overall?
Reference article: http://time.com/longform/teaching-in-america/
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Questions #whatisschool, September 20, 2018 7PM ET
1) Think back to the reasons you entered into the profession of education. What inspired and motivated you to be an educator?
2) Many educators are firm in understandings of their own “why”–which often doesn’t often include “excellent pay” as a reason. How might educators find job satisfaction in light of low pay?
3) This month, TIME Magazine’s cover story was on the teacher salary crisis in the United States citing extreme drops by 23% in colleges graduating new teachers. How can we combat this and keep the pipeline of qualified new teachers from drying up?
4) With attrition high (17% leaving the profession in 1st 5 years), how might we as educators take action to protect our profession and keep high-quality teachers in the classroom?
5) Considering global education, when we find ways to make teaching a more financially attractive career, what improvements can we expect to see?
6) One small thing: what is one small thing we can each do this week to work to combat the teacher salary crisis in our world?