This time final 12 months, we as a group had been lavishing reward on lecturers — consistently reminding them how a lot they’re appreciated and cherished, how essential they’re in our college students lives.
I’ve observed over the previous 12 months that this has slowly trickled away. There’s a widespread theme in conversations I’ve with lecturers, nearly day by day, and that’s morale is low. It’s within the gutter. Some lecturers have shared that they’re contemplating discovering a brand new occupation or retiring early. Think about what that might do to our group that already struggles academically. We spend one week a 12 months telling lecturers they’re superb, however what about all of the weeks that aren’t part of Trainer Appreciation Week? How are we serving to lecturers, supporting them, what are we doing to verify they perceive the distinction they’ve in our child’s lives?