The Courier-Mail

Next generation of teachers could learn a lot from retiring colleagues

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IT WAS with great concern that I read “Y bother being a teacher” ( C-M, Aug 19) about the next generation of teachers who would likely have little loyalty to their jobs.

In recent years, a lot of their predecesso­rs, who would have made brilliant mentors, were offered a considerab­le sum of money to retire early. It makes sense to me that if experience­d, mature age teachers close to retirement were offered the same money to remain in the profession, then they could support these young teachers and model the strategies that have worked successful­ly in the classroom over the years.

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