'Essential information on topics such as job postings, interview structuring, and selecting the best candidate for the position is helpful for hiring, training, and supervising Generation Y teachers. From the opening vignettes to the end-of-chapter exercises and focus questions, this book superbly presents sound, current, and relevant information' - Darrin D. Sorrells, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
University graduates seeking positions in schools today often belong to the generation known as Generation Y, or the Millennials, raised in a society saturated with technology and multicultural influences. Their perspectives, expectations, and needs differ dramatically from previous generations and integrating these candidates into an existing school culture requires new approaches to recruiting and building professional relationships.
Ronald W. Rebore and Angela L. E. Walmsley provide school leaders with a research-based framework for connecting with this new generation of professionals and building a multigenerational, collaborative workforce. The book includes guidelines for hiring and retaining Generation Y educators, integrating them into a learning community, and developing appropriate instructional and professional development programmes. A wide range of case studies and extensive exercises help school leaders:
- Identify Generation Y educators' learning, communication, and work styles
- Recruit, interview, and hire candidates in support of stated school goals
- Evaluate school culture and promote cross-generational teamwork
- Communicate effectively with all staff members
By harnessing the optimism and innovation of new teachers and valuing every generation's contributions, educational leaders can cultivate a work environment where all can thrive.
Ronald W. Rebore is a professor at Saint Louis University located in Saint Louis, Missouri. His professional experience includes 22 years as an administrator: nine years as an assistant superintendent of a medium suburban school district, five years as the superintendent of schools in a small suburban school district, and eight years as the superintendent of schools for a large metropolitan school district employing approximately 4,000 staff members with an annual budget of approximately $170 million. He has taught graduate-level courses in educational leadership for approximately 20 years, including ethics courses. Rebore has over 30 publications. Two of his books have been translated into Chinese and have been adopted for use in preparing educational administrators in China. Rebore has a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, a master's of education degree in counseling and guidance, and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership. Angela L. E. Walmsley is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University located in Saint Louis, Missouri. She has been working in the field of education for approximately 13 years. In that time, she has taught middle school and high school mathematics both in the United States and the United Kingdom; she has taught introductory education courses and graduate-level advanced education and mathematics education courses at two universities in the Saint Louis area; and she is currently teaching statistical and educational research courses at Saint Louis University. Walmsley has a joint bachelor's of science degree in mathematics and teaching from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; a master's in education degree in mathematics education and a diploma in statistics from the University of Dublin: Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland; and a doctor of philosophy degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on mathematics education and educational research from Saint Louis University. In addition, she holds teaching certificates for the states of Illinois and Missouri, as well as Northern Ireland in the UK.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Characteristics of the New Generation of Teachers Chapter Objectives Vignette Characteristics of Generation Y Vacancies in the Classroom Newly Hired Veteran Teachers Professionals Changing Careers to Teaching The Emergence of Generation Y Multiple Intelligences Emotional Intelligence Summary Case Study A Case Study B Exercise Chapter Focus Questions 2. Marketing and Recruiting Generation Y Teachers, Staff Members, and Administrators Chapter Objectives Vignette Characteristics of Generation Y Generation Y Applicants The Milieu Considerations Affecting Marketing and Recruitment Methods of Recruiting Generation Y Summary Case Study Exercise Chapter Focus Questions 3. Culture of the School as Generations Merge Chapter Objectives Vignette Characteristics of Generation Y Methods for Analyzing School and District Culture "New and Old" Coming Together Characteristics of a Positive School Culture Building Learning Communities Hiring for Mission Summary Case Study A Case Study B Exercise Chapter Focus Questions 4. Communication Aspects of Generation Y Teachers Chapter Objectives Vignette Characteristics of Generation Y Multiple Dimensions of the Communication Process New Communication Mediums Frequency and Characteristics of Communication Multitasking Administrator Communication Summary Case Study A Case Study B Exercise Chapter Focus Questions 5. Hiring and Compensation of Generation Y Teachers and Administrators Chapter Objectives Vignette Characteristics of Generation Y Selecting and Hiring Generation Y Teachers and Administrators Interviewing Generation Y Candidates Compensating Generation Y Teachers and Administrators Fringe Benefit Programs for Generation Y Teachers and Administrators Summary Case Study Exercises Chapter Focus Questions 6. Retaining Generation Y Through Assessment and Professional Growth Chapter Objectives Vignette Characteristics of Generation Y Performance Assessment of Generation Y Teachers and Administrators Professional Development for Generation Y Teachers and Administrators School District Goals and Objectives in Relation to Generation Y Teachers and Administrators Summary Case Study Exercises Chapter Focus Questions Resource: Definitions of Technological Items and Terms References Suggested Reading Index