Principal March/April 2019: Teacher Recruitment & Retention

Teacher quality is the number one factor in student success. So for principals, ensuring teacher quality through proper recruitment, retention, and support is critical to improving learning. This issue of Principal magazine addresses preparation, induction, and support for new teachers, as well as working conditions that contribute to high levels of teaching success and retention.
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This issue of Prinicipal is also accompanied by a Leading Lessons guide, “Managing People, Data, and Processes.” Use this guide with your staff to maximize your leadership.

FEATURES
The Primary Problem Why there’s a growing teacher shortage, and what principals can do about it Tim Hodges
The Big Short Addressing looming teacher shortages is more than a matter of fair pay Kelly Coash-Johnson
What It Takes to Be a Top Teacher Four teachers and two principals discuss the environments that helped produce award-winning educators
Diversifying for the Duration Administrators can recruit and support teachers of color to reduce turnover Desirée Carver-Thomas and Ryan Saunders
Bringing Bias Into View For educators, ignoring one’s own unconscious biases won’t make them go away Ali Michael with Marguerite W. Penick-Parks and Eddie Moore Jr.
Wanted: Teachers Who Know Trauma Recruiting and hiring appropriate teacher candidates to serve in a trauma-impacted school John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller
Ramped-Up Recruitment Georgia school streamlines hiring strategies as enrollment surges by more than 100 students per year Cleave “Bivins” Miller III
Research Roundup: Select and Support Recent reports highlight the importance of induction programs on early career teachers Linda Fitch
IN EVERY ISSUE
From the Editor What’s Care Got to Do With It? Kaylen Tucker, Ph.D.
Snapshots Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed
5 Things What you need to know about the Association that has your back
In the Spotlight Passion Is the Priority Massachusetts principal brings resilience and enthusiasm to his work
Practitioner’s Corner Read From the Menu Give teachers choices when asking them to read a book over summer break
Wellness Saying No to Stress Building teachers’ coping skills has a direct effect on student outcomes
Raising the Bar Engineering Success How a high-poverty school’s focus on STEM helped it go from a C rating to an A
The Reflective Principal Turning the Tables The “hip-hop principalship” grounds itself in authenticity to remix the role
Principal’s Bookshelf The Reader’s Reader Lead With Literacy is an excellent resource for promoting reading
It’s the Law Transgender Students Prevail Case law is shifting in the direction of guaranteeing access to restrooms and locker rooms
Parents & Schools Break Down the Barriers How urban schools can increase parental involvement
In the Middle Command Performance Colorado school makes music a gateway to academic improvement
Postscript Reverse the Trend National education groups are collaborating with states to address teacher shortages L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE