Good read: Five top reasons people become teachers – and why they quit

The Guardian reports on the results of a new survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union.

Five reasons new teachers want to leave

1) Heavy workloads

2) Teacher bashing in the press

3) Constant changes

4) Challenging student behaviour

5) Ofsted (The British inspection system)

Five reasons people start teaching

1) Work with young people and to make a difference

2) The variety of the job

3) Teaching is fun

4) Inspiring teachers

5) Love of their subject

Read the full article with extra charts here.

Check also this scientific research I wrote about earlier and this report on how to make the job of teaching more attractive.

 

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