Making the Case for Mattering

By Shelly Wilfong and Ryan Donlan

Do the educators in your school or district feel valued, connected, and empowered? Join the authors of Ensuring Teachers Matter, Shelly Wilfong and Ryan Donlan, as they explore the concept of mattering and its power to increase the effectiveness of professional growth and learning.

Reflect on your school's atmosphere—how does it cultivate this sense of mattering and belonging, leading to happier educators committed to staying in the field? Discover impactful strategies that enable your school community to thrive.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the eight foundational elements impacting teacher mattering and how to weave these elements into meaningful professional learning activities.
  • Discuss ways in which professional learning can enhance a teacher's sense of mattering, thus leading to higher career satisfaction and longevity.
  • Reflect on one’s own sense of mattering and what can be done to increase the sense of mattering.

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