Ever greet your class first thing in the morning and been met with glazed-over looks and mumbled responses? Do you wish you could energize your students and get them excited for a day of learning? Meet Barry White Jr, a fifth grade English teacher at Ashley Park PreK-8 school in Charlotte, North Carolina – a teacher who has changed the game of classroom greetings by creating an intricate and personalized handshake with every one of his students.
Hiring staff is a critical part of school administrators’ jobs, but when you have a position open at your school, the recruiting process can feel intimidating. How do you find candidates with the skills you are looking for? How do you make sure that they’re the right culture fit for your building? And how do you make THEM want to work for YOU at YOUR district? Here are six simple recruiting tips to help find your perfect candidate.
You may think you need thousands of dollars of new equipment and furniture to accomplish these ideals in your classroom, but with a few smart purchases during the back-to-school period, you too can broaden your students’ learning and make your classroom run more efficiently.
Professional growth aside, this development is phenomenal, connecting educators all over the world in 280 characters or less. In June, Edmentum ran our first live Twitter chat (or tweet chat), and due to its success, we will be hosting another on Thursday, July 26, at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
Hamish Brewer isn’t your ordinary principal. He’s got tattoos, rides his skateboard around school, and is a born motivator. His infectious and unconventional energy helped to transform Occoquan Elementary in Virginia from a low-income and immigrant school with low test scores to one of the top-performing schools in the state. Now, he’s been tasked with transforming the student population at another struggling school: Fred Lynn Middle School.