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School districts across the nation report a growing shortage of teachers, driven both by a sharp drop in new licenses and the exodus of veteran teachers from the profession. That nationwide shortage shows no sign of slowing down, with 100,000 fewer teachers filling public school positions in 2015, compared to 2008.

How can schools counter the dwindling pool of educators?

Traditional approaches — workshops, seminars and training sessions — can inform and motivate, but aren’t enough to sustain growth long-term. By contrast, continuous growth and engagement require a professional growth plan: a systematic approach that’s both personal and rooted in documented successes across the nation.

Like building a house without a blueprint, asking for improvements without a growth plan is asking for trouble.

At best, it’s a waste of everyone’s time. It certainly won’t stop the “bleeding” of talent from schools.

To drive teacher success and satisfaction, schools must create a personal growth plan that includes these 6 steps:

  1. Identify areas of need.
  2. Reflect on those areas.
  3. Plan for improvement.
  4. Identify growth resources.
  5. Set measurable goals & timelines.
  6. Re-evaluate.

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