Education Week - January 6, 2016 - (Page 28)

" PRESIDENT & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Virginia B. Edwards EXECUTIVE EDITOR Gregory Chronister | READERS REACT ON EDWEEK.ORG | Is There a Cure for Teacher Burnout? The movement on teacher leadership is one to be embraced, but is often just dismissed. It is time we talk about how to create a way to keep teachers in the classroom, while allowing them to influence the profession. MJC14075 In the end, it's what teachers choose to think about themselves, their Burnout is the result of too much time on the job. More time away from students and with colleagues (as is the case in countries like Finland) is needed to maintain sanity and freshness. AEPRIESTER COMMENTARY EDITOR Elizabeth Rich ONLINE NEWS EDITOR Stacey Decker SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Karen Diegmueller, M. Sandra Reeves WEB DESIGNER Sumita Bannerjee ASSISTANT EDITORS Liana Heitin, Alyson Klein, Christina A. Samuels, Sarah D. Sparks, Andrew Ujifusa ASSISTANT COMMENTARY EDITOR Mary Hendrie STAFF WRITERS Evie Blad, Daarel Burnette II, Benjamin Herold, Corey Mitchell, Michele Molnar, Arianna Prothero, Denisa R. Superville CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Caralee Adams, Kathryn Baron, Ross Brenneman, Michelle R. Davis, Jackie Mader, Lillian Mongeau, Bryan Toporek, Mark Walsh, Jaclyn Zubrzycki Getty Teacher training can prevent burnout and teacher attrition.  DFELDON ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Swikar Patel ASSOCIATE EDITORS Sean Cavanagh, Catherine Gewertz, Stephen Sawchuk To read the full Commentary and readers' reactions, please visit: performance, the kids they work with, the people they work with, and what happens on the job that determines ... whether they stay or not. RAY MATHIS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Charles Borst Lesli A. Maxwell, Anthony Rebora, Debra Viadero A recent Commentary by former educator Scott Sterling on teacher burnout hit home for many readers. In the essay, Sterling offers steps school leaders can take to help reduce frustration and boredom among classroom educators, including "flipping" staff meetings to focus on collaborative tasks, rather than minutiae which, he argues, are better reserved for email. Most commenters agreed that teachers' dwindling job satisfaction is a result of current education policies, overloaded scheduling, and poor school leadership. Many readers contributed their own thoughts on how leadership can help discontented teachers reverse course. Reader comments have been edited for length and clarity. There is no systemic vision, not much flexibility in the teacher role. And too much success is predicated on the tax base of communities rather than on the needs of students and teachers. DR. CONDE MANAGING EDITOR Kathleen Kennedy Manzo ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORS Mark W. Bomster, Kevin C. Bushweller, It is the interaction of teachers and poor leaders that sets the spark for teacher burnout. INMATHED To help prevent burnout, allow teachers to remove disruptive students from their classes, and that decision must be final. DRSPECTOR Our current accountability procedures seem almost customdesigned to make teachers feel helpless, and thus get depressed and burned out.  KARL WHEATLEY  -COMPILED BY MARGARET YAP EDITORIAL INTERNS Leo Doran, Alex Lenkei, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING, LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS Matthew Cibellis A new Education Week Teacher blog, Teacher-Leader Voices, launched in December. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - January 6, 2016

Education Week - January 6, 2016
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Wash. Ruling Could Inspire Charter Opponents Elsewhere
As New SAT Looms, Anxious Students Ramp Up Testing
Digital Directions: U.S. Ed-Tech Plan Calls Attention to ‘Digital-Use Divide’
Standards for Principals’ Bosses Sharpen Focus on Role
Blogs of the Week
Inside ESSA
High Stakes in Union-Fee Case Before Supreme Court
New K-12 Law Adds to Buzz as State Legislatures Set to Convene
Ed. Dept. Budget Sees Slight Boost In FY 2016 Deal
Blogs of the Week
Amanda VanDerHeyden, Matthew Burns, Rachel Brown, Mark R. Shinn, Stevan Kukic, Kim Gibbons, Ggeorge Batsche, & W. David Tilly: RTI Works (When It Is Implemented Correctly)
Ron Wolk: To Change Education, Change the Message
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
Paul Herdman: As Feds Step Back, The First State Steps Up

Education Week - January 6, 2016