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Recruiting and Retaining Generation Y Teachers
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Recruiting and Retaining Generation Y Teachers



October 2009 | 144 pages | Corwin
'Essential information on topics such as job postings, interview structuring, and selecting the best candidate for the position is helpful for hiring, training, and supervising Generation Y teachers. From the opening vignettes to the end-of-chapter exercises and focus questions, this book superbly presents sound, current, and relevant information' - Darrin D. Sorrells, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

University graduates seeking positions in schools today often belong to the generation known as Generation Y, or the Millennials, raised in a society saturated with technology and multicultural influences. Their perspectives, expectations, and needs differ dramatically from previous generations and integrating these candidates into an existing school culture requires new approaches to recruiting and building professional relationships.

Ronald W. Rebore and Angela L. E. Walmsley provide school leaders with a research-based framework for connecting with this new generation of professionals and building a multigenerational, collaborative workforce. The book includes guidelines for hiring and retaining Generation Y educators, integrating them into a learning community, and developing appropriate instructional and professional development programmes. A wide range of case studies and extensive exercises help school leaders:

- Identify Generation Y educators' learning, communication, and work styles

- Recruit, interview, and hire candidates in support of stated school goals

- Evaluate school culture and promote cross-generational teamwork

- Communicate effectively with all staff members

By harnessing the optimism and innovation of new teachers and valuing every generation's contributions, educational leaders can cultivate a work environment where all can thrive.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Characteristics of the New Generation of Teachers
Chapter Objectives

 
Vignette

 
Characteristics of Generation Y

 
Vacancies in the Classroom

 
Newly Hired Veteran Teachers

 
Professionals Changing Careers to Teaching

 
The Emergence of Generation Y

 
Multiple Intelligences

 
Emotional Intelligence

 
Summary

 
Case Study A

 
Case Study B

 
Exercise

 
Chapter Focus Questions

 
 
2. Marketing and Recruiting Generation Y Teachers, Staff Members, and Administrators
Chapter Objectives

 
Vignette

 
Characteristics of Generation Y

 
Generation Y Applicants

 
The Milieu

 
Considerations Affecting Marketing and Recruitment

 
Methods of Recruiting Generation Y

 
Summary

 
Case Study

 
Exercise

 
Chapter Focus Questions

 
 
3. Culture of the School as Generations Merge
Chapter Objectives

 
Vignette

 
Characteristics of Generation Y

 
Methods for Analyzing School and District Culture

 
"New and Old" Coming Together

 
Characteristics of a Positive School Culture

 
Building Learning Communities

 
Hiring for Mission

 
Summary

 
Case Study A

 
Case Study B

 
Exercise

 
Chapter Focus Questions

 
 
4. Communication Aspects of Generation Y Teachers
Chapter Objectives

 
Vignette

 
Characteristics of Generation Y

 
Multiple Dimensions of the Communication Process

 
New Communication Mediums

 
Frequency and Characteristics of Communication

 
Multitasking

 
Administrator Communication

 
Summary

 
Case Study A

 
Case Study B

 
Exercise

 
Chapter Focus Questions

 
 
5. Hiring and Compensation of Generation Y Teachers and Administrators
Chapter Objectives

 
Vignette

 
Characteristics of Generation Y

 
Selecting and Hiring Generation Y Teachers and Administrators

 
Interviewing Generation Y Candidates

 
Compensating Generation Y Teachers and Administrators

 
Fringe Benefit Programs for Generation Y Teachers and Administrators

 
Summary

 
Case Study

 
Exercises

 
Chapter Focus Questions

 
 
6. Retaining Generation Y Through Assessment and Professional Growth
Chapter Objectives

 
Vignette

 
Characteristics of Generation Y

 
Performance Assessment of Generation Y Teachers and Administrators

 
Professional Development for Generation Y Teachers and Administrators

 
School District Goals and Objectives in Relation to Generation Y Teachers and Administrators

 
Summary

 
Case Study

 
Exercises

 
Chapter Focus Questions

 
 
Resource: Definitions of Technological Items and Terms
 
References
 
Suggested Reading
 
Index

"As more and more veteran educators retire, it is critical that younger teachers entering the field succeed! Administrators, human resource professionals, and classroom teachers will have a better understanding of how to relate to this group. Essential information on such topics as job postings, interview structuring, and selecting the best candidate for the position is helpful for anyone hiring, training, and supervising Generation Y teachers. From the opening vignettes to the end-of-chapter exercises and focus questions, Rebore and Walmsley superbly present sound, current, and relevant information that is informative and thought-provoking.”

Darrin D. Sorrells, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

"Ronald Rebore and Angela Walmsley provide a comprehensive description of how Generation Y developed, what they expect from the work environment (constant feedback, for example) and how to
bridge the gap between the technology-savvy Generation Y teachers and administrators and the veteran Baby Boomer teachers and administrators."

The School Administrator, April 2011
American Association of School Administrators

Sample Materials & Chapters

Rebore_Recruiting_GenY_Preface

Rebore_Recruiting_GenY_Chap1


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