Policy Brief

A Vision for a Reimagined Teaching Job

April 2022 | Education Resource Strategies

This brief from Education Resource Strategies discusses the urgent need to reimagine the teaching job in the United States. Despite a period of unparalleled innovation, the teaching profession has largely remained unchanged, leading to higher turnover and burnout. This brief advocates for a shift toward a dynamic, rewarding, collaborative, and sustainable teaching job, emphasizing the importance of supporting educators to positively impact student learning and well-being. Reimagining the teaching job requires bold leadership, challenging long-held assumptions, and restructuring how people, time, and money are organized in schools. The brief suggests a “Do Now, Build Toward” approach, encouraging leaders to address both school- and system-level structures through practical starting points to truly reimagine the job of teaching.