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How to Hire, Coach, and Mentor Successful Teachers

How to Hire, Coach, and Mentor Successful Teachers
Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers

First Edition

November 2013 | 248 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

Discover the qualities that yield exceptional performance and far-reaching success!

As all educators increasingly face the pressures of accountability, filling our schools with effective teachers skilled at fostering outstanding academic achievement has never been more important. In this quick-read resource, Elaine McEwan explores the ten characteristics that lead to success in the classroom, increased school morale, satisfied parents, and eager, high-achieving students.

This highly organized and user-friendly guide shares practical insights into these ten crucial traits through real-life examples, experiences, research, and personal reflections from students, parents, and educators at all levels.

Administrators will value the numerous tools that How to Hire, Coach, and Mentor Successful Teachers provides for hiring, coaching, mentoring, and motivating effective teachers, while new and experienced teachers will be inspired to fully embody the ten traits and renew their zeal for teaching.

Special features include:

 - Numerous graphic organizers to clearly illustrate the ten traits
 - More than 50 interview questions based on the ten traits to help administrators and teachers prepare for the all-important interview process
 - Dozens of exercises for principals to use to energize experienced teachers, empower new teachers, and nurture the ten traits
 - Examples from research that highlight the relationship between the traits and student achievement

Who Is the Effective Teacher?
Personal Traits That Indicate Character: What an Effective Teacher Is
Teaching Traits That Get Results: With-It-Ness and Style
Teaching Traits That Get Results: Motivational Expertise
Teaching Traits That Get Results: Instructional Effectiveness
Intellectual Traits That Demonstrate Knowledge, Curiosity, and Awareness
Hiring Highly Effective Teachers
Mentoring New Teachers: How to Retain the Effective Teachers You Hire
Energizing and Empowering Experienced Teachers

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Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132116097