Rethinking the Teaching Profession Community Forum


Teaching quality has a bigger influence on student achievement than any other school-related factor. Despite decades of research proving the importance of great teachers, little public attention has focused on realistic solutions that would allow teaching to be a more sustainable, flexible, attractive profession. Teachers report high levels of job stress, insufficient support, and a lack of schedule flexibility.

To enable teachers to do their best work, it’s time to rethink the role of the teacher. How can teachers’ work day and work week be structured to enable more time for collaboration, reflection, and relationship building? How can schools rethink the "one teacher, one classroom" model? What would it take for the demands of the teaching job to be shared across a team of professionals?

Please join us for a community forum where we will raise these questions and gather input from staff across the education sector including teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals. Ideas generated during the forum will be shared with Massachusetts policymakers and education decision-makers. 

This event is co-hosted by the EdImpact Research Consortium and the Rennie Center’s Condition of Education project.