Teachers enter the profession to positively affect the lives of young people.
Our theory is that we will attract and retain teacher talent by aligning the reality of the job with what brings teachers into the profession in the first place: the opportunity to see evidence of their impact in the lives of young people; to be a meaningful part of decision-making in schools; and to be a spark for imagination, curiosity and meaning for students and other teachers.
There are 1,809,700 students in Georgia's K-12 public school classrooms today. What "sales pitch" are we giving them about the agency, joy, meaning and creative expression they can enjoy if they choose to pursue a career in education?
It is important to marry the heart and the mind when leading change in education. There is always room to improve and inspiring teachers and teacher leaders to initiate change is one of the most important things we do.
- District Leader, BCLS Participant
Although I teach physical education, I learned I am of equal importance on my school team. I can create positive changes to support our students.
- Teacher, BCLS Participant
As a teacher in the building, GLISI provided an interesting 'big picture', instead of having a narrow view of just my classroom.