During this season of thankfulness, try #4 of the “5 Ways Principals Can Keep More Irreplaceable Teachers.”
Number 4 states, "Many teachers use the winter holidays to think about what’s next. Block off time after Thanksgiving to talk to your Irreplaceables and rising-star teachers about continuing to teach at the school next year. Tell them that they are irreplaceable and how much you want them to return. Ask them about their own interests and concerns, and if they are considering other options, ask what you can do to convince them to stay."
With whom do you need to have a stay conversation?