Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery: Motivating for Retention

Reuben Moore of Teach First looks at how giving teachers autonomy, supporting their development and enabling them to fulfil their sense of purpose can go a long way toward bringing out the best in teachers and getting them to stay on.
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You need a great first line. This advice struck fear into me when I was given it by my history tutor before embarking on my first undergraduate essay. We all know the power and importance of a great first line in a novel or speech. It draws people in, captures interest and if it follows in the same vein as the first line, a reader’s or listener’s attention is retained. 

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