Teaching in Urban Schools Strategies for Success

First, Why Do Teachers Leave?

- Teachers often leave because of schools, not students

- Low Salaries (occasionally)

- Feelings of isolation, lack of support from the administration, and lack of empowerment over decisions

Stressed Teacher


Strategies for Teacher Success and Retention

- Teachers need to be well prepared for an urban school

- First-year teachers can benefit from a mentor

- Complete comprehensive training (i.e mentoring)

- Receive support from administration

- Shared planning time with other teachers

A Great Experience Teaching in an Urban Setting


Works Cited

_____Elie, M. (2016, July 18). Author’s Advice to White Teachers in Urban Schools: Drop the ‘Savior Complex’ and Learn from Students. Retrieved May 2, 2017, from http://neatoday.org/2016/07/18/chris-emdin/

_____Keeping the Teachers: The Problem of High Turnover in Urban Schools. (2015, December 2). Retrieved May 2, 2017, from http://teachereducation.steinhardt.nyu.edu/high-teacher-turnover/

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