The reasons why teachers leave education prematurely are relatively well known, but even if teachers who persist in their careers into retirement have been able to cope with them, that does not mean they are willing to endure unpleasant conditions again as they taste the quiet autonomy of retirement.
If improved conditions of practice have an effect on the retention of incumbent teachers, then they will have the same effect on attracting experienced teachers who have left the profession and who would eventually consider returning to it on occasion.
Explanatory factors for the teacher dropout phenomenon
- overwhelming workload
- school climate, organizational commitment
- multiple, unstable assignmentsclassroom management,
- lack of ongoing training
- lack of resources
- managing special education studentsprofessional dissatisfaction
Creating spaces where experienced teachers can take the time to help young teachers is one of the proposed solutions to ameliorate many of the factors of young teacher dropout.
This can be the pretext for bringing experienced teachers back into the classroom and at the same time opening up new "end-of-career" opportunities in conditions that are rewarding and not as demanding as the continuous care of a group of students.
Even if retired teachers do not necessarily wish to return to the intense atmosphere of a classroom, they can maintain more or less close contact with the educational environment.
Here are various possibilities, not exhaustive, that are particularly open to them...
- as a volunteer, locally or internationally
- as a tutor paid or unpaid, dozens of sites are recruiting tutors
- as a substitute teacher, lists are maintained by Academies, School Services, Wilayas...
- as a facilitator
- most municipalities recruit trainers for their activities; it's not just youth who are in demand.
- senior homes organize educational activities to keep their residents intellectually active.
- as a teacher at a senior university
- as a coach or mentor for new teachers
- as an expert in presentation and animation technologies
- for children in libraries
- for the blind
- educational resources a blog
- Podcast Directory - Getting Started - Finding them, listening to them, producing them
- videosa book on teaching
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