COVID & Teacher Attrition

Green Apple Pod

Jan 31 2022 • 1 hr 19 mins

Welcome to Green Apple Pod, for people who want to think about education a little bit differently. We're kicking off our inaugural season on teacher attrition by discussing the elephant in the room - COVID-19. For the record, the pandemic didn't cause the teacher shortage, but it sure didn't help it. Featuring an evidence-based discussion by University of Arkansas researchers Dr. Gema Zamarro and doctoral fellow Andrew Camp, this first episode dives deep into what the numbers actually say about COVID-19 and teacher attrition. Then, we'll talk with two teachers who actually did leave the classroom during the pandemic, but the stories are more complex than you may think.

Let us know what you think of our first episode! Like, review, and share so that we can keep shining a light on this problem, and start thinking about how we're going to fix it.