1st Edition

6 Types of Teachers Recruiting, Retaining, and Mentoring the Best

By Todd Whitaker, Douglas J. Fiore Copyright 2005
    174 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    174 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    This book helps you sharpen your ability to hire better teachers for your school, improve the ones who are already there, and keep your best and brightest on board.

    The Key Word Is Quality
    - Who Moved My Teacher?
    - Irreplaceable Parts
    - Opportunity Costs
    Why Teachers Leave
    - From the Mouths of Teachers
    - Are We Talking about the Great Ones?
    Creating, Fostering, and Sustaining Quality
    - Building a Quality Culture
    - Making Teaching Rewarding
    - Keeping the Great Ones Motivated
    Adding Quality
    - Expanding Our Pool
    - Finding and Choosing the Best
    - Inducting New Teachers
    The Impact of Other Stakeholders
    - Supporting Teachers in Parent Interactions
    - Nurturing Student-Teacher Relationships
    - Purposeful Mentoring
    - Teaching: The Noblest Profession


    Dr. Douglas J. Fiore has spent the last 17 years in public education working as a teacher, a principal, and a university professor. He is the author of School Community Relations, Introduction to Educational Administration: Standards, Theories, and Practice, and Creating Connections for Better Schools: How Leaders Enhance School Culture. He is co-author with Dr. Todd Whitaker of Dealing with Difficult Parents (And with Parents in Difficult Situations).Doug also has written numerous articles and has been interviewed by several newspaper and magazine reporters covering educational issues throughout the United States. In addition, Doug provides staff development to many school districts, and is a presenter at many state and national conferences for both teachers and administrators.Doug and his wife Lisa live in Midlothian, Virginia, with their three daughters, Meagan, Amy, and Katherine. Dr. Todd Whitaker is a Professor of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. A former teacher and principal, he is internationally recognized as an inspirational and distinguished speaker.Dr. Whitaker’s work has been published in the areas of teacher leadership, instructional improvement, change, leadership effectiveness, technology, and middle level practices. His books include the number one best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently, and other best selling titles including Great Quotes for Great Educators, What Great Principals Do Differently, Dealing with Difficult Teachers Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, Dealing with Difficult Parents, Feeling Great!, and Teaching Matters.Todd and his wife Beth are the parents of Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison.