I recently read an article about why so many young teachers are quitting their professions. Although this article is based out of Australia, I still believe some of the facts are true for here in Canada. I couldn’t ever imagine being anything else but a teacher, as probably many of these educators did too. So why are they leaving schools?
The results of beginning teachers leaving are devastating. School achievement, effectiveness and collaboration declines, and having to find replacement teachers can be a struggle. The article suggests that some reasons for teachers leaving schools are because they are overloaded with work, there is a lack of communication and supports between educators, and personal safety.
I’m interested in finding out what your thoughts on teachers leaving the education system so early in their careers. Why do you think teachers are leaving? What could be implemented to provide teachers with more supports and safety in schools?