Retaining Teachers

To ensure effective teachers do not leave the district or the profession, districts must identify strategies and supports that encourage teachers to continue their work. The resources listed below provide recommendations and strategies for retaining effective teachers.

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Effective Schools Framework

10 Mentoring and Induction Challenges in Rural Schools and How to Address Them This brief outlines common challenges of mentoring and induction programs, and provides strategies and examples from the field specifically for rural schools.

Tools to Hone Your Teacher Retention Strategies This article by the Region 9 Comprehensive Center project with Chicago Public Schools highlights lessons and tools for states and other districts to consider as they contend with teacher retention during and post the pandemic.

The Ultimate Guide to Teacher Retention This guide will shed the light on the most challenging questions related to teacher recruitment and retention, will help you understand how to design more equitable recruitment and retention practices and systems, and figure out the initial steps that you can take to improve your district's processes.

9 Strategies for Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Diverse Teachers This infographic highlights strategies for recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse teachers.