School administrators are rarely trained in hiring strategies, yet a school's faculty is pivotal for student success. Principals, assistant principals, and personnel directors all need this book as a guideline and blueprint for their hiring. Often educators rely on ‘gut’ feelings to hire new teachers and there has to be a better way.
Chapter 9: Decisions and Negotiations
Decisions and Negotiations
“Multiple measures including observation by trained evaluators, student surveys, and student achievement data are being used to assess teacher effectiveness in the classroom. School districts using multiple selection tools to assess teacher candidate skills and competencies during the hiring process are more likely to hire effective teachers.”
Gathering objective data about candidates may not guarantee a strong hire, but it certainly improves the chances of employing a strong new teacher. How does one go about making those final decisions?
The district should have a policy about the decision-making process, and, more importantly, should follow their own blueprint! The policy should not be a secret. It should be published and accessible for those involved in ...