In the past year I've also done a workshop with Daniel Pink, who argues strongly that money is not a motivator for teachers. Today I've been reading The Principal Difference blog post which deals with supportive leadership. More than anything, certainly more than a salary increase, 68% of teachers ranked supportive leadership as the thing they most want. This is defined in the following way:
- a listener, a learner, an active participant: teachers want collaboration, they want a partnership
- trust and respect: teachers want transparency
- consultation on key decisions
- emotional support
I'm interested to know if other teachers have experience of different methods of teacher compensation, what are the positives, what are the negatives? What is the experience of schools that have radically changed the way they pay their teachers?
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