10 Steps for Hiring Effective Teachers

Author: Mary C. Clement
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483380203
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Retaining Effective Teachers

Author: Mary C. Clement
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147582839X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Retaining Effective Teachers provides all administrators with step-by-step strategies for hiring and keeping the best teachers. Teachers who serve on search committees and as teacher leaders will value the book as a guide for inducting and mentoring their new colleagues. The author has summarized the most useful research on hiring, induction, mentoring, and teacher support. The many appendices can be used immediately to ask behavior-based interview questions that determine the strongest candidates. Those who lead the induction programs have ready-made lessons and resources for improving orientation, seminars, and mentor training. The research on working with millennial teachers provides insights into ways to support them as high-performing teachers. Excellent summaries of how to observe and supervise teachers provide school leaders with collaborative ways to support and retain their faculties. This book presents a common-sense approach for making district and school retention plans that will retain the most effective teachers needed in today’s – and tomorrow’s – schools. The strategies outlined in the book create help to create schools as high-quality workplaces that will retain teachers.

Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506318541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This user-friendly resource for administrators and teachers explores the ten characteristics that lead to success in the classroom, increased school morale, satisfied parents and eager, high-achieving students.

Supportive Supervision

Author: Albert J. Coppola
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360407
Format: PDF
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This highly usable, hands-on guide offers that much-needed and fully integrated support system for the building-level supervisor to truly become a teacher of teachers.

Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625895
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.

The Teacher Quality Index

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416602720
Format: PDF
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Presents a research-based protocol that is more apt to select teachers who will increase student achievement.

Success on your Certificate Course in English Language Teaching

Author: Caroline Brandt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`Extremely comprehensive and well written in terms of style – accessible to the reader, but intelligent and expressing some fairly subtle concepts. Would that more ELT practitioners could do the same!... Certainly a good read for those thinking about and also those engaged in initial training – or even post initial training stage' - Jenny Pugsley, Head of TESOL, Trinity College London 'It’s essential reading whether you are simply curious about what is involved in training in ELT, need advice on choosing the right course, have already enrolled and want to make the most of your course, or are a new teacher just starting out. It’s a book I wish I’d had when I was starting out in my ELT career, and that I wish had been available to many of the course participants I have tutored' - Lyn Strutt, ELT author and Chair of the British Council Families Association Each year, thousands of people all over the world take one of the hundreds of available short pre-service courses that lead to the award of a certificate in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Caroline Brandt's book is an invaluable guide to anyone thinking of enrolling on one of these courses. With a clear and concise structure that follows your general interest in TESOL right through to the intricacies of the course itself, it can be used from initial research stages to final qualifications, and beyond. Brandt's decades of experience in this field across the globe shine through. Chapters include: -introducing English Language Teaching -becoming qualified -knowing your certificate course -getting started -learning -working together -being qualified. Throughout the book there are snapshots of students' experiences in their own words, and summaries of key points for you to take with you - whether into the next stage of learning or the next day's teaching. The chapters are stand alone resources as well as the building blocks to becoming a fully-qualified English Language teacher. The book is supported by a companion website, which provides quizzes to test understanding of each chapter, lesson plan proformas, a full glossary and annotated website links.

Effective Teacher Interviews

Author: Jennifer L. Hindman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619976
Format: PDF
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Teacher quality is the school-related factor that most affects student learning, so selecting the best candidate for open teaching positions has enormous implications. In Effective Teacher Interviews, Jennifer L. Hindman provides practical advice on how to conduct hiring interviews that reliably predict a teacher’s success, including guidance on: applying research to the interview process; developing meaningful, legal interview questions; assembling and training an interview team; matching candidates’ skills to your schools’ needs; using the best interview strategies. With these tips on refocusing the interview process, you’ll be better prepared to select and hire the teachers who will make a positive difference for your students and your school.

Handbook for Qualities of Effective Teachers

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416601821
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This companion to Qualities of Effective Teachers provides strategies for examining the practice of teaching, helping teachers improve their skills, and establishing an environment that supports good teaching.