With growing concerns about health and safety, staff shortages and more, teachers are feeling the pressure. In fact, 90 percent of educators-members of the National Education Association say that burnout is a serious problem – which, in turn, puts students’ learning at risk.
To overcome these challenges, K-12 leaders need to identify the drivers behind them. By gaining a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the end-to-end K-12 teacher experience, school leaders can take steps to better assist teachers.
A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. teachers highlighted that performance indicators such as engagement (feeling of accomplishment), inclusion (ability to reach full potential) and wellness (relationships and motivation) show room for improvement at the K-12 grade level. .
Although these mission-driven individuals have agreed to the highest score with this statement, “My work gives me a sense of personal achievement,” they also reported the lowest level of agreement in the statement, such as, “I feel energized at work” and “In this school, everyone succeeds to their full potential.” Maybe. ” In terms of engagement, only 65 percent of K-12 teachers agree that their school motivates them to do more than they normally need to do their job.
In general, teachers want to stay in their school and build meaningful and lasting relationships with students and staff, but this study shows that only 40 percent of K-12 teachers plan to work in the same school for more than five years and 10 percent leave within six months. Plan to go.
When school leaders listen to their employees with the intention of understanding and working with insights, it allows them to design experiences to improve their overall teacher experience. Looking at all aspects of the teacher’s experience, including real emotions and feelings, provides unparalleled data that can truly shape the future of learning.
Here are three keys to building a better future for teachers.
Listen to your people – all of them, all the time
Always-listening at the center of effective experience management. By receiving regular vibrations of teachers, administrators and teachers ’emotions, school leaders in education have a constant, real-time insight into everyday realities and how they can influence the organization as a whole and, most importantly, the students. Learning experience. It is very important that such communication takes place more than once in the school year.