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New research shows that a single 10-minute meeting between teachers and their principals can improve teacher job satisfaction. This increase in job satisfaction could potentially encourage teachers to stay in the profession longer, thereby helping to reduce turnover and potentially saving school districts hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership James Martinez researched how teachers felt before and after they met with their principals and the potential effect of those meetings on retention.

Read Martinez’s full article on The Conversation.

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