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Promoting Student Well-Being

When teachers are unsure about being teachers and are half-heartedly committed to their work, they may not be very effective. For example, they are unlikely to spend time and effort preparing quality lesson plans or activities. They are unlikely to provide additional support to students who are experiencing difficulties. Furthermore, when other possible jobs and opportunities present themselves, uncommitted teachers leave. What about the children who have formed attachments to these teachers and have come to trust and rely on them? Children suffer when teachers who are a constant presence in their otherwise unstable and insecure lives leave teaching. A high turnover of teachers is not good for the students, for the school or the community.

Definition: turnover

the number of workers hired by an establishment to replace those who have left in a given period of time