Lessons Learned From Hiring Thousands of Teachers & Educational Support Staff-Watch Video Here. Watch this exclusive video to learn how to identify highly effective teachers that will be ready for the classroom from Day 1. What methods and practices does your school or district currently use to determine which candidates should be hired? Dr. Donald […]
Lessons Learned From Hiring Thousands of Teachers & Educational Support Staff-Watch Video Here.
Watch this exclusive video to learn how to identify highly effective teachers that will be ready for the classroom from Day 1.
What methods and practices does your school or district currently use to determine which candidates should be hired?
Dr. Donald Fraynd, TeacherMatch Cofounder and CEO, recently presented Actionable Lessons Learned From Hiring Thousands of Teachers & Educational Support Staff.
Watch Don’s thought-provoking presentation today to discover:
- How to identify highly effective teachers who are more likely to have success in the classroom
- Leading-edge technology and research to increase student learning
- Innovative processes to support students to reach their goals
Watch Presentation Now
Administrative duties don’t have to be tedious or time-consuming with the help of strategic processes and useful technology.
Interviewing Wrong-Fit Teacher Candidates
One important responsibility of a school district’s Human Resources (HR) department is to identify, interview and hire quality teachers. Interviewing is a time-consuming process, but too often time is spent interviewing candidates who aren’t right for the position. Furthermore, for every teacher job opening there could be anywhere from tens to hundreds of applicants. For example, public elementary schools in Cherry Hill, N.J., average 400 to 600 applicants for one full-time position.
Between scheduling, reading resumes, phone interviews and in-person interviews, time spent with a candidate adds up. To increase the efficiency of the interviewing process, it is essential to develop a strategic screening process so time is allocated to the best candidates.Read More
Last night, I watched the movie about Ron Clark’s beginning life as an educator. It is amazing to see his roots and where he is today-including the thousands of lives he has changed and touched.
This world-class institute, adorned by two-story dragon, grand hall, video screen walls and one-of-a-kind environment, will train more than 4,000 educators a year in new revolutionary teaching styles-be sure to watch more here: http://www.11alive.com/story/news/education/2015/01/14/ron-clark-academy-education-training/21775733/
Since opening the doors at the Ron Clark Academy in 2007, more than 23,000 educators from 42 states and 22 countries around the world have visited the institution to learn how to replicate the school’s style, philosophy and success in their own classrooms. Now, thousands more will be able to do so each year in a state-of-the-art training facility like no other on earth. The Ron Clark Academy Educator Training Facility opens its doors this week after a capital campaign that helped the institution raise $4.9 million for a multi-purpose facility that will allow more than 40,000 educators in the next decade to take part in observing classes, interactive lessons and discovering their own new methods that will bring revitalized education approaches to classrooms around the world.
Introducing the New TeacherMatch Quest
If you are an aspiring teacher in search of a job, please check TeacherMatch Quest for tools, resources, personal mentoring (that will be me) and much more….
TeacherMatch Quest is an online hub for national education jobs where schools and job seekers can connect.
Dubbed the ‘LinkedIn for Education,’ Quest enhances the teacher job search experience by serving as the epicenter for education employment opportunities, industry information and job search connections.
In addition to expert educational content and resources for aspiring educators, Quest also features a unique social component that allows candidates to stay up-to-date on the latest job openings and position themselves as strong teacher candidates by sharing thought provoking content and interacting with Quest’s rich resource center.
Quest not only aims to help you in your job search; it also helps prepare you for your first years of teaching.
By Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff
Program Director, M.Ed. School Counseling at American Public University
As a counselor educator, I work to prepare future professional school counselors who have big plans to make a difference in the lives of children. You can imagine my surprise when I heard about Ohio State School Board’s decision to eliminate a rule requiring that schools have at least five student support personnel for every 1,000 students. More surprising than the rule change was that school counselors were listed as one of eight positions that administrators and districts had to choose from in the first place. The other positions on the list were just as surprising: school nurses, library media specialists, elementary art teachers, music or physical education teachers, social workers, and visiting teachers. (Candisky, 2014).
Written by Joseph Gulino
A child’s readiness for formal education should not be determined solely by a calendar date and a simple skills test.
“I just try to pull them through!” said the kindergarten teacher when I observed that six of the children in her class of 21 did not seem ready for kindergarten. It was December 1999, I was new to the school, and I was concerned about some behaviors the kindergartners were exhibiting, such as inability to focus or sit still for more than a few minutes, lack of knowledge of letters and numbers, and—most of all—the desire to play rather than learn. (more…)
Guest Article By Susan Lowman-Thomas
Faculty Member, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University
Cultivating curiosity is a great way to improve research skills. If students approach the world with interest, a sense of wonder, and a strong drive to learn more, they will be better researchers. They will see that, the more they learn, the more they realize how much they have yet to learn. Luckily, many of our students are lifelong learners. Being a lifelong learner means that the research process will be energized and sustainable.
Another great article about social good-written by Katie Clancy
Like many directors and coordinators of this or that school or organization, I began my professional journey in the classroom, as a teacher. Over the last few years I have become increasingly more consumed by my administrative duties and had to leave the position of teaching to many wonderful volunteers. Don’t get me wrong; I often feel a great sense of satisfaction when a volunteer leads a successful workshop for one of our communities. I know that I am working hard to create a ripple effect of positive impact on the lives of many children and their families. But recently I have been plagued with the feeling that there was a piece of me that was missing or had been shut off.
Looking For A Teaching Job…This Is Where You Need To Be!
Visit me here for teacher mentoring, jobs, resources and more. Coming January 2015.