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Induction
Connecting Teacher Recruitment to Retention



March 2003 | 144 pages | Corwin
This book is designed to help administrators, teachers and board of education members who will participate in the hiring of more than two million new teachers between now and 2015. The gap between supply of and demand for qualified professional staff can make recruiting and retaining all types of candidates extremely competitive. This book is designed to help you with every aspect of the recruitment and retention process. Given the importance of every decision made to hire or permanently retain an educator, it is beneficial to build on a strong foundation of proven practices which can be used to help one teacher or dozens of teachers complete their 3-year process from recruitment to tenure or job stability.

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 did remain in the profession for a lifetime.

 
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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