THE 2022 TEXAS TEACHER ONLINE FORUM:
This report amplifies Texas public school teachers’ experiences, joys, and frustrations with the teaching profession. At campuses across the state, teachers report deep challenges, leavened by visions of improved practices – and, for many, the unique, intangible rewards of successful teacher-student relationships.
Twenty-six public school teachers participated in five days of moderated discussion in online forums conducted for the Charles Butt Foundation, including 14 who were certified traditionally, in undergraduate and graduate programs, and a separate group of 12 with alternative certifications. Their comments add color and depth to the results of a separate, representative, random-sample survey of Texas teachers also produced for the Foundation.
Among key takeaways:
What Texans believe matters greatly to us. While some of our efforts are regional, much of our impact spans the huge and diverse state, and we value voices and experiences from every community.