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© James Davis, China Grove Middle School / 2008
Beth Duncan, Assistant Principal
James Davis, Principal
Rowan-Salisbury School System
ULTIMATE GOAL:Find something that you CAN replicate & thank you for being here…
*Entire presentation online and available
Why Focus on this Group?
-In NC, 60% of teachers will leave the profession between years 1 and 4 (majority in 3 and 4).
-Nationally, rates range from 20% to 50%, depending upon the operational definition
-75% report that they leave because of a lack of administrative support / realistic assistance
Why Focus on this Group?
-This is where you can your “Greatest Impact”
-free and reduced lunch
-EC population / ELL population
Parent Conferences / Involvement
An Attitude of Gratitude
Creative Teaching Strategies / Integration
Exceptional Learners / Differentiation
*Allow your group to select some of the topics---ask them what they want…
*Sample presentation to follow
What is differentiation?
What is it NOT?
IN THE END:
Has it worked?
Encouraging the Heart Component
EXTRA RESOURCES/ SCHEDULING PREFERENCE
Restructure Human Resources / Lead Teacher
Housing / Maps
Gift cards (tough times)
Pay for lunch
“Don’t talk about it…
BE about it.”
I think the world of each of you. With that said, for the benefit of students, I would never encourage you to stay in the field of education if I did not think that you had something very valuable to offer. It is mandatory that you do things to motivate and inspire yourself. Be proactive and looks for ways to be a better educator / professional. You deserve to come to a job and be happy every day…more importantly, our kids deserve it. You are great teachers…now go get better and let me know how I can help.
I was glad that we focused on student discipline and creative teaching. This made me realize that one is as necessary as the other. It’s had a real impact on my classroom. -C. Andrews, First Year
My classroom is so much better after the invitational classroom session. Thank you for making that one of our focuses. My room is more inviting and also reflective of my student’s hard work. I love it and the kids actually like being in the room! -K. Dain, First Year
I loved the book study. Thank you for not only having us read it, but also for sharing specific things that you did in your classroom. I walked away with more than 15 strategies that I could implement in my classroom immediately. Great work session! I could never leave this school! Laura High, First Year / Lateral Entry
With more than 20 years of experience, I have never seen a better attempt at supporting beginning teachers. It is practically impossible for a teacher to fail here. Way to go! -Beth Duncan, Mentor / Lead Teacher NCMS