The job of a teacher is to educate young people who will shape our future world. Which profession could be more important?
Yet a recent survey by Merrimack College shows that 44 percent of teachers indicate that they are most likely to leave the profession within the next two years. Another 2022 survey by the National Education Association found that 90 percent of teachers think teacher arson is a very serious or somewhat serious problem.
Teachers have faced many challenges before, but the last three years have presented a steady stream of challenges, ranging from global epidemics to heartbreaking events happening around the world and near our homes. To actively prevent more teacher fires and to demonstrate that we value our country’s teachers, while ensuring that we surround teachers with support at all levels – from the classroom to our larger community.
According to Lloyd Hopkins, founder and director of the Million Dollar Teacher Project, “There is a deep opportunity for all students to re-evaluate what the classroom looks like for achievement and advancement in education. At the same time, classrooms need to be restructured to take care of teachers’ mental, emotional and physical well-being. “
To meet the growing challenges and increasing demands effectively, teachers need increased support within the classroom which introduces teachers to avoid laziness. In most classrooms, there is only one teacher to meet the academic and emotional needs of 20 to 30 or more students. As Hopkins explained, there can be unique and intentional ways to include volunteers and interns in the classroom, so teachers have increased the level of support.