ERIC Number: ED474253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Developing the Effective Teacher: Hiring, Evaluation, and Retention Practices for the School Administrator.
Whaley, Jamie, Ed.; Cox, Cheryl, Ed.
Educators love to say it takes a village to raise a child. This task is accomplished through the skills, talents, and support of good teachers. This manual is designed to help school administrators help their teachers and students reach their maximum potential. It contains tools, tips, and guidelines that school leaders around the nation use to measure and improve teacher performance. The first of six sections deals with hiring processes and walks through all steps in which school leaders may be involved, with a goal of providing means to identify the most qualified applicants. The second section focuses on teacher induction, providing tools for orientation, guidance in establishing and using a mentoring program, and "classroom survival tools." The next section offers examples of the various means of evaluating teacher performance, plus practical assessment tools. The fourth section provides materials for designing a professional development program, including sample activities and a process for setting reasonable goals. The fifth section focuses on legal issues and provides tools to help the school stay in compliance with the law. The manual concludes with a comprehensive list of publications and websites, providing a ready-made directory of additional information. (RT)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Labor Turnover, Principals, Professional Development, Recruitment, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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