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Higher job satisfaction for teachers through professional learning
Higher job satisfaction for teachers through professional learning
Higher job satisfaction for teachers through professional learning
Higher job satisfaction for teachers through professional learning
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Higher job satisfaction for teachers through professional learning

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Teacher satisfaction has experienced the largest recorded drop since 1984. See how teacher leaders have the ability to affect collegial relationships and create the conditions most important for …

Teacher satisfaction has experienced the largest recorded drop since 1984. See how teacher leaders have the ability to affect collegial relationships and create the conditions most important for teacher satisfaction through safe, collaborative learning communities.

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  • 1. TitleBodyBuild higher levelsof job satisfactionwith professionallearningSource
  • 2. Teacher satisfaction hasdropped 15 pointsSource: MetLife. (2011). The MetLife survey of the American teacher: Teachers, parentsand the economy. New York: Author. (14). Available at www.metlife.com/teachersurvey.
  • 3. Professional learning hasa role in satisfaction rates72% of teachers with low job satisfaction (vs. 86%with high) reported that their school or districtprovides adequate opportunities for professionaldevelopment.44% of teachers with low job satisfaction (vs. 27% withhigh) reported that time to collaborate with otherteachers has decreased during the past 12 months.33% of teachers with low job satisfaction (vs. 20%with high) reported that there has been a decrease inprofessional development opportunities during thepast 12 months.Source: MetLife. (2011). The MetLife survey of the American teacher: Teachers,parents and the economy. New York: Author. Available at www.metlife.com/teachersurvey.
  • 4. What can teacher leadersdo?Create a safe learning environment• Trusting• Confidential• Reflective• CollegialSource: Armstrong, A. (2012, May) Build higher levels of job satisfaction. The LeadingTeacher. Oxford, OH: Learning Forward. Available at www.learningforward.org/news/teacher.
  • 5. What can teacher leadersdo?Provide opportunities for teachers to contributeto• Professional learning plans• School governance• Decision making• Education policiesSource: Armstrong, A. (2012, May) Build higher levels of job satisfaction. The LeadingTeacher. Oxford, OH: Learning Forward. Available at www.learningforward.org/news/teacher.
  • 6. Download the article andaccompanying toolsRead the full article, the leading Inside • Design learning that drives satisfaction, p. 2published in The Teacher • Approach professional learning as a researcher, p. 3 • Culture of trust, p. 6 • Collegial visit, p. 7 May 2012 Vol. 7, No. 6Leading Teacher (May, every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves Build higher levels2012). Available at of job satisfactionwww.learningforward. collegiality, leadership are key peers in schools with less favorable factors for teachers conditions, even after controlling for student demographics and other school By Anthony Armstrong T and teacher characteristics” (Johnson, eacher job satisfaction Kraft, & Papay, 2012, p. 5).org/news/teacher. has dropped dramati- The same study went on to make cally in just two years. In the link between teacher satisfaction 2009, 59% of teach- and student achievement growth ers were very satisfied (Johnson, Kraft, & Papay, 2012, p. 5), with their jobs. In 2011, that number so the importance of teacher satisfac- dropped to 44%, according to The tion cannot be overstated. MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: One of the study’s goals was to Teachers, Parents and the Economy, determine which factors within favor- (MetLife, 2011, p. 13). This represents able working environments are most the largest drop in teacher satisfaction important for predicting teachers’ job since the annual MetLife Survey of the satisfaction. Interestingly, the condi- American Teacher first started tracking tions most important for teacher sat- teacher satisfaction in 1984, and the isfaction were “the ones that shape the lowest level of teacher satisfaction in social context of teaching and learning” the past 24 years. (Johnson, Kraft, & Papay, 2012, p. A recent research paper 27). While typical working condition from The Project on the Next requirements were important, such Generation of Teachers at the as safe facilities, adequate resources, this newsletter was Harvard Graduate School and lesson preparation time, the study made possible with support from Metlife of Education examines how found that the three most important foundation. working conditions predict elements for teacher satisfaction are teachers‘ job satisfaction and 1. Collegial relationships, or the career plans. The study found that extent to which teachers report working conditions were the most having productive working rela- important factor in teacher satisfaction: tionships with their colleagues; “Teachers who teach in favorable work 2. The principal’s leadership, or the Taryl Hansen, director of teacher environments report that they are more extent to which teachers report that leadership for the Arizona K12 Center, creates an atmosphere of collegiality satisfied and less likely to plan to trans- their school leaders are supportive through games such as Jenga that offer fer or leave the profession than their Continued on p. 4 what she calls equity of voice. Your membership in Learning Forward gives you access to a wide range of publications, tools, and opportunities to advance professional learning for student success. Visit www.learningforward.org to explore more of your membership benefits.
  • 7. Learn more withLearn more about professional learningfor educators with Learning Forward, aninternational membership association forlearning educators:www.learningforward.orgSee how membership gives you access toa wide range of publications, tools, andopportunities to advance professional learningfor student success.

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