10 Steps for Hiring Effective Teachers
By: Mary C. Clement (author)Paperback
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The quick-read, step-by-step guide to hiring outstanding teachers! Whether you are new to teacher hiring or ready for a fresh approach, this invaluable guide helps you select the best possible candidates. Mary Clement, a nationally-awarded expert on teacher hiring, presents proven strategies for identifying high-performing teachers. Readers will learn: *Ten best practices that address every stage of hiring, from recruitment through interviewing to final negotiations *Key techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing-the interviewing approach that predicts on-the-job performance *Guidance on legally-sensitive interview questions *How to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires
Mary C. Clement has been researching the hiring of new teachers for over twenty years, and received the 2013 Star Award from the American Association for Employment in Education for her writing in the field of k-12 teacher hiring. A professor of teacher education at Berry College, north of Atlanta, GA, she also directs the college's Center for Teaching Excellence. Clement's other books include The Definitive Guide to Getting a Teaching Job, Get a Teaching Job NOW, First Time in the High School Classroom, and The Induction Connection. Her articles have appeared in the Kappan, Principal, Principal Leadership, the American School Board Journal, the Clearinghouse, and Kappa Delta Pi's Record. She has presented at ASCD, NAESP, Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Delta Pi conferences, as well as internationally in China and Namibia. She was the 2012-2014 international president of Kappa Delta Pi. Clement received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and taught high school Spanish and French before her career in higher education.
Preface How to Use this Book Step 1 - The Need for Best Practice in Hiring What Does the Teacher Job Market Look Like? Deliberate Best Practice Step 2 - Creating a Blueprint for Hiring A Hiring Philosophy A Calendar for the Hiring Process Emphasizing the High-Needs Subject Areas Step 3 - Recruiting and Advertising Where to Recruit Technology and Hiring The Job Ad Advertising is Recruiting Step 4 - Determining and Training Those Who Hire The Use of Teachers in the Hiring Process Support Staff Training Step 5 - Candidate Applications and Paperwork What Cover Letters and Recommendations Reveal Evaluation of Resumes District Applications The Portfolio Step 6 - Using Behavior-Based Interviewing Prohibited Questions Evaluation of Candidates' Answers Rubrics One More Idea -Start with the End in Mind Step 7 - Planning Effective Preliminary Interviews Job Fairs Telephone and Online Preliminary Interviews Step 8 - On-site Interviews Planning for the Interviews Observation of Candidates' Teaching What to Learn from Candidates' Portfolios Evaluation of Candidates' Personal Qualities Step 9 - Decisions and Negotiations Making Data-Informed Decisions Decision Announcements Step 10 - Reviewing the Keys for Success New Teacher Induction: An Important Next Step Planning an Induction Program An Effective Mentoring Program Appendices 1 - Checklist for the Job Advertisement 2 - Survey of Recent New Hires 3 - Template for Soliciting Teachers for the Hiring Process 4 - Outline for Training all Involved in the Hiring Process 5 - Role-plays and Discussion Questions for Training 6 - Template for Cover Letter and Resume Evaluation 7 - Prohibited Questions 8 - Preliminary Interview Questions 9 - 18 - On-site Interview Questions by Grade and Subject Areas 19 - New Teacher Orientation and Induction Workshops 20 - Ten Steps for an Effective Mentoring Program References
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