Retaining highly effective teachers is both a challenge and a goal for rural school and district leaders. Research points to one key factor that increases the likelihood that great teachers will return to their schools year after year: relevant, ongoing instructional support that is personalized to their needs.
In a recent webinar series, we explored the challenges of bringing high quality professional development to rural educators, the factors that contribute positively to rural teacher retention, and the components of an effective coaching model for a rural context. In each webinar, a BetterLesson coach and a teacher from a rural school discuss the instructional strategies and reflection protocols in which they’ve engaged together to create student-centered changes in the teachers’ classrooms.
You can watch the full recorded sessions below.