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Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning

Interviews and Hiring


Spotting the Right Candidates

  1. Billy Beane's advice applied to teacher hiring
  2. Fixed and growth mindsets in teacher candidates
  3. "Grit" as a crucial variable in teachers' longevity and impact
  4. The selection criteria of the Gallup teacher-selection tool

Hiring Strategy

  1. Ten-minute screening interviews
  2. Three suggested tasks for teacher candidates
  3. Getting the whole truth in a reference call

Interview Questions

  1. Should applicants be asked for their philosophy of education?
  2. Experience-based interview questions
  3. Interview questions to assess curriculum planning and data savvy
  4. Watching for and developing emotional intelligence in teachers

Professional Learning Suggestions