Our top-scoring students aren't choosing to become teachers, and that has flow-on effects for the students who come after them.
In our research, we offer teachers the chance to hone their skills in their teaching discipline, such as art. Those part of the program say it makes them better teachers, and more likely to stay.
Gratitude for and celebrating of the accomplishments of teachers is essential to keeping them motivated and engaged in the profession.
The continuing decline in the numbers of male primary school teachers suggests more attention needs to be placed on retaining those already in the profession.
As Canada's French language teachers flee the profession, online Professional Learning Communities promise to reverse this trend, stimulating creativity, camaraderie and leadership.