How Administrators Can Better Support New Teachers: Creating a Culture of Engagement Reduces Burnout and Turnover

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CD Only                $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Michael Davis, Ph.D., head of school, Colorado Academy, Denver, CO
Price: $349.00, CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides. CD subject to a $5.95 handling charge.
Who Should Attend? School administrators, principals, teachers, department heads, counselors
Best For: K-12

As an administrator you can relate to new teachers’ desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. However, your experience has also taught you a few lessons that still await your newer staff, and the disparity between idealism and reality can often cause conflict. Many “millennial” teachers – armed with little more than their initial enthusiasm and degree – are not prepared to be thrust into a challenging career in which they are overworked and underpaid. In fact, recent studies show that nearly 1 in 5 teachers leave the profession within their first five years, potentially disrupting your staff, students and resources. Even those that do stay in the field overwhelmingly complain of lack of administrative support. As an administrator who has to work within the confines of a larger educational system, nurturing new teachers while managing your other duties can make you feel like you are up against forces beyond your control. However, the happiness, retention and growth of teachers is essential to school improvement and student success, and is a responsibility whose importance cannot be underestimated.

Please join Dr. Michael Davis to learn practical strategies to create an intentional school culture that supports new teachers, reduces conflict and turnover, and ultimately promotes a growth mindset among your staff. Particular attention will be spent on how to engage millennials by encouraging great teaching and learning in order to create a school culture that sustains the idealism for teaching you had when you first joined the profession.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • An analysis of the leading causes of teacher turnover and what can be done to address these challenges
  • A look at the mistakes administrators make when working with new faculty
  • A guide to working with the Millennial Generation of new teachers and how to help them adjust to the professional expectations of your school
  • How to use evaluation and accountability systems to create a supportive rather than adversarial work environment
  • Strategies for supporting new teachers on their journey that will also help engage your veteran teachers and help improve their practice
  • Approaches to creating a faculty culture that will sustain all of your teachers


Your conference leader for “How Administrators Can Better Support New Teachers: Creating a Culture of Engagement Reduces Burnout and Turnover” is Dr. Michael Davis. Dr. Davis is a school leader who focuses on creating intentional cultures of excellence and innovation. Since 2008, Dr. Davis has served as Head of School of Colorado Academy, a pre-K through twelve, independent school of 965 students in southwest Denver. Prior to that, Dr. Davis served as Head of Upper School at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a boarding-day school in Austin, Texas. Dr. Davis recently served on the board of a charter school. Known for his subject-matter expertise, he has been a presenter at the National Association of Independent Schools, INDEX, and Association of Colorado Independent Schools conferences on topics such as 21st Century Learning, Experiential Education and Risk Management, School Finances, and Using Mindfulness to Improve School Culture. Davis serves on the Association for Colorado Independent Schools Accreditation Committee, chairing and co-chairing school evaluation teams and establishing school standards. Still in the classroom, Dr. Davis teaches courses in history and leadership including “The Vietnam War,” the “War on Terror," “Leadership and Ethics,” and "Life, Leadership, and Legacy." An alumnus of the College of Wooster, Dr. Davis graduated Phi Beta Kappa and earned degrees in history and religious studies before completing his doctorate at Vanderbilt University, where his academic work focused on Cold War American foreign policy. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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