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- Teaching Profession Opinion If I'd Only Known. Veteran Teachers Offer Advice for BeginnersWith the guidance of longtime teachers, novice educators can avoid many of the pitfalls and find success in the classroom.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Reduce educator burnout with research-affirmed daily routines and strategies that enhance achievement of educators and students alike.Teaching Profession Opinion How I'm Putting the Joy Back in Teaching This YearHere are three steps I’m taking to bring back the joy—for my students and for myself.Teaching Profession Opinion Why I Left Teaching (Spoiler: It Wasn't the Students)A public school teacher explains how three troubling trends drove him out of the profession this year.Teaching Profession Black Teachers, Pay Incentives, and Evaluation Systems: What New Research ShowsBlack teachers in D.C. respond differently than their peers to job-evaluation pressures—and are less likely to opt into a bonus system.Teaching Profession A Teacher Advises Colleagues: Find a School Where You Can Be a 'Magician'In a new book, Patrick Harris remembers his teacher role models and urges his peers to find a school with the right fit.Teaching Profession From Our Research Center Better Pay Would Keep Teachers From Quitting. But There's More to ItWe asked teachers which financial incentives would keep them in their jobs. Here's what they said.Teaching Profession Thanks, But No Thanks: Why Teachers Don't Want to Be AdministratorsDespite more money and clout, teachers question the upsides to moving into leadership right now.Teaching Profession Opinion What Does It Mean to 'Overspend' on Teacher Salaries?Is it really possible for a district to spend too much money on teachers? Higher pay sows benefits beyond teachers' earnings.Teaching Profession Opinion It’s Time to Rethink the ‘One Teacher, One Classroom’ ModelHere are proven strategies to innovate the teaching profession—without necessarily adding to school budgets.Teaching Profession How to Solve Teacher Shortages, and 3 Other Takeaways From the AFT ConventionFrom testing and community schools to safety and climate change, the union's delegates tackled a ton of education and policy challenges.Teaching Profession AFT Head Randi Weingarten to Conservatives: Stop Politicizing Education and Let Teachers TeachFar-right activists are manufacturing cultural controversies and detracting from efforts to catch students up, the union president says.Teaching Profession Opinion Find What Matters. Get Rid of What Doesn't. Your Mental Health Depends on ItCOVID should have taught us what's important. Did you make any changes in your life or the life of your classroom in the last two years?Teaching Profession Abortion, Anti-LGBTQ Bills, and Safe Schools: 5 Things to Know From NEA's Annual AssemblyHere's your cheat sheet on the union's budget and membership—and how members voted on new directives.Teaching Profession School Safety, Morale, and Filling Shortages: NEA President Dishes on What’s Next For TeachersBecky Pringle takes EdWeek's questions about the union's safety policies, teacher shortages, and why it moved its conference out of Texas.