Giving Compass’ Take:
• Kara Arundel details the impact of remote learning on teacher staffing, focusing on potential solutions for long-lasting success.
• How might innovations in teacher staffing improve class sizes and benefit education budgets? What can you do to ensure such measures benefit teachers and students in marginalized communities?
• Read more about the importance of effective teacher staffing during remote schooling.
Predictions that the teaching shortage will worsen due to the COVID-19 outbreak should cause school leaders to rethink how they manage teacher staffing, recommends the American Institutes for Research in a new report .
Proponents say virtual learning and attention to personalized instruction for students create an ideal moment to change teaching structures so educators have opportunities to expand their professional skill sets.
Novel solutions include differentiating staffing, which includes building instructional teams based on each teacher’s strengths and desire to learn new skills.
Overnight, it seemed, some teachers’ roles changed from being leaders in their classrooms to including broader responsibilities as mentors and coaches to…