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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

Engage a new generation of teachers to create effective learning communities!

College graduates seeking positions in school districts 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 and district 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 programs. 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

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