Leaders Are the # 1 Cause and And the #1 Solution to Why Teachers Leave

Leadership is the #1 causeĀ of why teachers leave the profession. Or rather the lack of leadership is the #1 cause why teachers leave. Too many teachers are thrown into classrooms and expected to “sink or swim’ on their own.

It the workshops I’ve conduct I ask, “how many of you were prepared to teach the day you you graduated from your school of education?” Few attendees reply in the positive. College teachers cannot prepare potential classroom educators for every challenge they will meet.

In my latest book, Who Will Teach The Children? Recruiting, Retaining, & Refreshing Highly Effective Educators, the longest chapter is about school leadership. I believe that it is the primary key to the retention of educators.