Jul 28

Lean On Me: How Mentors Help First-Year Teachers

This interesting article brings to light some interesting information and waste of monies and time.

  • Nearly 40 percent of new teachers in Florida leave their jobs within five years, according to state records—a rate 15 to 20 percent higher than the national average.
  • Nationwide, the inability to keep teachers teaching costs districts $7.3 billion a year, according to the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF).
  •  In Chicago, replacing just one teacher costs $17,872.
  • The best professional development is often in the classroom down the hall.

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