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In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with Donna Gerard to discuss some of the reasons why teachers are leaving the profession.
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Question Topic: Why are so many teachers leaving the classroom?
- Why did you want to become a teacher?
- What do you want to tell prospective and new teachers?
- Why do you think so many teachers are leaving the profession?
- How do you think teaching and education in general can be restored?
- You make many references to The Powers That Be. What would you like to tell The Powers That Be?
About our Guest: Donna Gerard
Donna Gerard is a retired teacher turned writer and part-time substitute teacher. She had 34 years of teaching experience, mostly in middle school, and she has taught all subjects. She has experience with general program students, special education, ELL, gifted and talented, and struggling learners. Gerard was a practitioner of basal readers, formal spelling programs, phonics, whole language, call and response, book learning, hands-on learning, multiple intelligences, computer-based learning, individualized instruction, and cooperative learning, to name a few. She drew the conclusion that every trend in education has merit and should be used, but none are the “answer” to how to teach all students or should be used exclusively. Aside from teaching, Gerard loves every kind of water sport, from swimming laps to parasailing and kayaking. She is an avid game player, a die-hard Star Trek fan, and an aspiring world traveler. She lives with her husband and her part-time dog in New Jersey.
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