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Induction
Connecting Teacher Recruitment to Retention


March 2003 | 144 pages | Corwin

"This book offers a valuable and practical framework for thinking about how to teach successfully—year after year, class after class, student after student. It contains many insights and lessons from teachers who have found their own professional experiences genuinely rewarding and who remained in the profession for a lifetime."
—From the Foreword by Harvey J. Stedman, Vice-Chancellor
New York University

How can you fill the large number of teacher positions you need over the next decade as well as keep the best teachers on your staff?

Each time you sign a contract with an educator, you are choosing someone responsible for helping children learn well and stay safe. Therefore, recruitment and retention form the foundation for achieving your school community's learning and safety goals!

You know what it feels like to ask yourself, "How will this professional fulfill his or her role in five years? Ten?" Induction: Connecting Teacher Recruitment to Retention is designed to help school administrators, teachers, and board of education members choose from a wide variety of proven practices to attract and retain the best professional staff in this competitive market.

This excellent, new resource provides you with the best practices for attracting and keeping educators by using five building blocks to construct a three-year practical plan to recruit and retain staff:

  • Preparing: recognizing your induction needs, developing your mission statement, establishing policy, and setting your induction goals
  • Staffing: recruiting, interviewing, and hiring
  • OrientingYear One: conducting professional development; mentoring and collaborating; and supervising, observing, and evaluating
  • ConnectingYears Two and Three: continuing professional development as well as supervising, observing, and evaluating; granting tenure/permanence
  • Keeping/Retaining: sustaining the connection, developing career long learners, and renewing and reorienting

Create a professional culture in which staff members meet student needs by using the best practices throughout their careers. Create a custom approach to recruitment and retention that will meet your school's learning and safety goals now and for years to come.


 
List of Tables and Figures
Harvey J. Stedman
Foreword
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction: Induction - From Recruitment to Retention
Choosing and Using Successful Practices

 
Summary

 
 
1. Building Block 1: Preparing to Recruit and Retain
Chapter Summary

 
BluePrint for Building Block 1

 
 
2. Building Block 2: Staffing Your School or District - Necessary Tools
Putting It Together

 
Getting Started

 
How to Recruit

 
How to Interview

 
Chapter Summary

 
BluePrint for Building Block 2

 
 
3. Building Block 3: Orienting New Members of Your Professional Staff - Year One
Preorientation: Connecting Before the School Year Appointment Begins

 
Conducting Professional Development

 
Mentoring and Collaborating

 
Supervising, Observing, and Evaluating

 
Putting It Together for the Induction Task Force

 
Chapter Summary

 
BluePrint for Building Block 3

 
 
4. Building Block 4: Creating Lasting Connections for Your Probationary Professional Staff - Years Two and Three
Ongoing Professional Development Best Practice: Data Mining

 
Ongoing Supervision, Observation, and Evaluation Best Practices: Formal Observation and Informal Supervision

 
Ongoing Supervision, Observation, and Evaluation Best Practice: The Process of Granting Tenure/Permanence

 
Chapter Summary

 
BluePrint for Building Block 4

 
 
5. Building Block 5: Retaining Your High-Quality Professional Staff - Best Practices
Retaining Best Practice: Observation and Evaluation for Tenured Staff

 
Retaining Best Practices: Renewing and Reorienting

 
Retaining Best Practice: Getting to the "Hearth" of It

 
Chapter Summary

 
BluePrint for Building Block 5

 
 
Endnote
 
Resources
A. BluePrint for Building Blocks 1-5

 
B. Leading for Learning & Safety: A Leadership Development Institute

 
C. Affirm, Normalize, and Refocus

 
D. Particulars of the Letter of Intent/Binder

 
E. Letter of Appointment

 
F. Advertisement for Staffing Positions

 
G. Tenure Letter

 
H. Examplar for How to Use an Evaluation Instrument (see Resource) in the Preobservation, Observation, and Postobservation

 
I. Evaluation Instrument

 
J. Organizational Chart of the Induction Task Force

 
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"This book offers a valuable and practical framework for thinking about how to teach successfully—year after year, class after class, student after student. It contains many insights and lessons from teachers who have found their own professional experiences genuinely rewarding and who remained in the profession for a lifetime."

From the Foreword by Harvey J. Stedman, Vice-Chancellor
New York University

"Induction is a reliable, indispensable resource for primary, secondary, and university level educational institution recruiters every where."

Midwest Book Review, May 2003

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