Ten bloggers. Nine posts. One week.
At Bellwether, we spent last week talking about teachers and school leaders for our #BWTalksTalent series. We shared insights from staff who’ve led classrooms, schools, and organizations. And we shared opinions, research, and personal experiences on how to create a robust ecosystem of adults to better serve students.
Topics ranged from trauma-informed teaching, to principal satisfaction, to retaining teachers of color.
If you missed it, here’s a recap of our conversation:
- Katrina Boone on how to redress the discriminatory history at the root of black teacher shortages
- Kaitlin Pennington and Alexander Brand revisit critiques of their recent research on retaining high-performing teachers
- Tresha Ward shares a frank story about her own mistakes as a principal and offers tips on retaining great teachers
- Jennifer Schiess reviews updated research on school principal job satisfaction, and reassures us that principals aren’t, in fact, itching to quit
- Lynne Graziano interviews her daughter on why she completed both a traditional undergrad teacher prep program and the Teach For America institute
- Kirsten Schmitz points out that we know little about the demographics of our nation’s superintendents — and shows why this is a problem
- Melissa Steel King wishes she had learned about toxic stress and trauma before she led a first-grade classroom
- Justin Trinidad shows why teacher residencies can be a promising option to increase teacher diversity
- Lina Bankert rounds out the series with an original visualization to define what we actually mean when we say “teacher and leader pipelines”
You can read the whole series here!