The Connection Between Teacher Retention and the Workplace Environment

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview on
Teacher Retention:

Recently EdWeek released their latest survey showing what financial policies would make teachers more likely to stay in the profession long-term. Obviously, it would cost an ENORMOUS amount of money to give every teacher a salary increase that keeps up with national averages (indeed, it would be more than 10.8 billion dollars, based on the math that:

But as EdWeek pointed out, there are decades of research to “show the connection between retention and good working conditions, such as positive school culture, respect, and a strong principal. An improved salary might keep teachers in the classrooms for a little while longer—but it’s not the only thing teachers look for.”

There are many things we can do to help teachers feel more valued, respected, and supported. One way is through a free teacher wellness program, PD Reimagined, where feedback was gained from teachers about what they think will shift the needle: 100% of our respondents agreed that solutions such as increased pay, improvement of school and District culture, and the provision of systemic supports, inspiration, and appreciation will move the needle on reversing teacher burnout and attrition.


Interview: Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is a Swiss-born, German, Kiwi, and American thought leader, speaker, and author who is passionate about education, especially focusing on child emotional wellness, and social and emotional skill development using the Arts, and EdTech.

In 2015 she founded the technology company WURRLY, which also makes WURRLYedu—a leading music education solution being used in schools across 22 states. Nadine has authored two children´s books for social and emotional learning (Inside Me Lives a Village and Inside Me Lives a Superhero), initially developed as a tool to use with her own kids, to help them develop positive self-awareness, self-regulation skills, confidence, empathy, creativity, and self-expression. This quickly grew into a school program, with the development of a supporting curriculum and classroom resources, and toys and other children’s products that foster a healthy relationship with emotions.

As an education thought leader, Nadine Levitt gives keynote speeches around the world on the subjects of music education, social and emotional learning, and technology in classrooms.

My Mama Says Inside Me Lives A Village: Nadine Levitt ...          My Mama Says Inside Me Lives A Superhero

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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