Email Marketing for teacher recruitment
Human Resources, Teacher Hiring
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Invigorate Your Teacher Hiring Strategy: Email Recruitment Tips from Real Marketers!

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Despite the multitude of new communication channels, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, email is still one of the best ways to reach teacher candidates during the recruitment process. According to Andy Fercu, Product Manager at Monster Talent CRM, “Email is still important professionally, even to the youngest workers. Our own interns told us that it’s creepy to receive a text from an unknown recruiter.”

So take a page from real marketers, and discover email recruitment tips that will invigorate your teacher hiring strategy!

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TeacherMatch
Data & Tech, Human Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Hiring
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Bringing Science to the Art of Teacher Hiring

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

As former educators, principals, and school leaders, the TeacherMatch® founders understand that there’s an art to hiring high-quality teachers. Principals and teacher teams have a strong understanding of the unique needs in their school. They have insight into the school climate and challenges as well as the characteristics of their teaching staff and student population. These insights allow teacher teams and principals to make informed judgments in the interview process based on observations and knowledge. They may lead to statements like, “I feel like she’d be a great addition to our team” or “I feel that the students would really respond to his personality.”

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Teacher Recruitment Stats
Human Resources, Teacher Hiring
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5 Teacher Recruitment Stats You Need to Know

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

Hiring quality employees can be a challenging task for any organization, but when it comes to teacher recruitment, the stakes are even higher. Hiring high-quality teachers gives students the best chance to succeed, while low-quality hires can jeopardize student growth. Fortunately, researchers have been studying the processes, factors, and outcomes of teacher recruitment for decades. Here are some of the most fascinating stats on teacher recruitment to consider in the hiring process.

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Solutions Summit 2016
Absence Management, Conferences, Data & Tech, Human Resources
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Take the 3-Step Process to Register and Prepare for Solutions Summit 2016!

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

In a few weeks, TeacherMatch, SmartFind, and Thrive/ERO solution users will be arriving in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel, from April 20 – April 22, for Solutions Summit 2016 (

If you’ve already registered, we look forward to seeing you in Portland! If you haven’t registered yet – we understand, the first step can be the hardest. So, as part of the Solutions Summit planning committee, I’ve compiled an easy-to-complete 3-step list to get you registered and ready for SS16!

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Google, hiring teachers
Data & Tech, Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Hiring, TeacherMatch EPI
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From Googleyness to Hired! – What K-12 School Districts Can Learn from Google When Attracting Top Teacher Candidates

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Many think that tech titan Google has an overwhelming advantage in recruiting top talent. Whether true or not, your school district doesn’t need to be a world-famous brand to get top teacher candidates through the door. What you need is a titan-like hiring strategy. So here is what your district can learn from Google when attracting top teacher candidates this hiring season:

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Social Recruiting
Human Resources, Teacher Hiring
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How You Can Leverage Your District Network for Teacher Recruitment

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

As school districts across the country are facing tighter budgets and teacher shortages, the time has come to try new strategies to recruit more quality teachers. School district networks consist of teachers, employees, students, parents, community members and more. This network offers unique opportunities to promote job openings and grow your candidate pool.

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Solutions Summit 2016
Absence Management, Conferences, Data & Tech, Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Hiring
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5 Must-Do’s at Solutions Summit 2016

Portland, Oregon, Solutions SummitBy: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Solutions Summit 2016, from April 20 – April 22 in Portland, Oregon, is around the corner! This year’s Summit offers an unprecedented line-up of sessions — from recruiting, hiring, and onboarding to PD management and practices . . . as well as absence management and workforce planning.

Get ready for Solutions Summit 2016 by viewing our Official Agenda, and take a look at our list of 5 Things You Will Want to Do at Solutions Summit 2016:

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Teacher Job Posting Tips
Human Resources, Teacher Hiring
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Attract More Candidates with a Teacher Job Posting that Stands Out!

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

Online job postings are often your district’s first impression to job seekers and potential employees. Chances are, your next great teacher is searching for a job online. A study conducted by CareerBuilder found that 75 percent of job seekers in the education industry start with a Google search.

With hundreds of thousands of teaching job postings on the internet, how are you going to make yours standout? In today’s tight labor market, it’s time to go beyond the basic job responsibilities, requirements, and qualifications.

Here are three things to include for making your district job posting stand out!

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Professional Development, TeacherMatch
Human Resources, Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Using Professional Development Management Tools to Empower Great Teaching, Develop Leaders, and Increase Student Achievement

By: Amy Vracar, Partnerships Manager

Every teacher enters the classroom with a unique background, a different set of teaching skills, and various classroom strengths. And in addition to teaching a new set of students each year, they may have to meet a specific set of new or enhanced school or district requirements. With such complexity, it is essential for school districts to implement professional development (PD) management tools that meet the individualized learning needs of every educator.

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Teacher Professional Development Models
Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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New Report: How We Can Learn From Other Countries to Improve the Traditional U.S. Model of Professional Development

By: Alyssa Mattero, Partnerships Manager

The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and the Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB), released a new report that suggests that the current U.S. model of professional development “far underperforms other key competitor countries.” In Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems, leading Australian researcher, Ben Jensen, analyzes the delivery model of professional development in four high-performing systems: Shanghai, British Columbia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Each of these systems score near the top of all jurisdictions tested in science, mathematics, and reading in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

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