Your Gift to New Teachers Is to Help Them Navigate the Holiday Hustle
written by Monica Washington for Education Week
The holiday hustle—that precarious time between Thanksgiving and winter break—is an outstanding time for teacher leaders to reach out to new teachers.
For many beginning teachers, this period is pivotal. It's the first holiday rush, and they are likely reflecting on how they did during their first semester.
It is so important for schools who want to retain talent to think critically about the needs of their novice teachers—they must think beyond new teacher training at the beginning of the year. As we approach the first extended break, why not initiate a check-in with new teachers that can provide exactly what they need (but likely won't ask for)?