Get the Facts Out: Teaching, The Best Kept Secret!

Watch "Get the Facts Out: Teaching, The Best Kept Secret!", a recorded "Steal This" presentation.

Did you know that teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all occupation groups, trailing only physicians?*

In this video we will dig into some data many students and faculty find surprising about the teaching profession. We will also share strategies and resources for sharing the facts about the profession so that students will have accurate information about their career prospects. Get the Facts Out is excited to work with faculty on their teacher recruitment efforts and provides customizable resources including student presentations, posters, brochures, program flyer templates, and presentations for faculty and staff who advise students. In addition, strategies will be shared that include how to talk to students about the profession, a listing of venues for reaching students, and recommendations for sharing the facts at your institution. All materials are professional quality, research-based, and have been extensively user-tested. Get the Facts Out is a partnership between the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, the American Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the American Association of Physics Teachers led by the Colorado School of Mines. NSF #1821710 & 1821462. 

*Survey of 172,000 working adults by Gallup-Healthways

Presenter: Wendy Adams, Colorado School of Mines (

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Key themes: STEM teacher recruitment, research-based, user-tested, Teaching Prestige

This presentation may be especially interesting and valuable for anyone working to recruit STEM teachers.

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This video is part of our 2020 series of "Steal This" Sessions, in which partners share approaches and lessons learned with the broader 100Kin10 network to adapt and use to address the Grand Challenges in their own organizations and communities. Typically, "Steal This" Sessions take place at 100Kin10's Annual Partner Summit. Because we convened virtually for our 2020 Summit, partners are sharing their "Steal This" sessions as remotely self-recorded videos this year!