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6 Tips for Finding Great Teachers (We Can Help!)

6 Tips for Finding Great Teachers (We Can Help!) Busybee Teachers, substitute teachers, permanent teacher placement

Finding great teachers is one of the most important things you can do for your school. After all, great teachers make great students. But let's be real: it's not always easy. With so many qualified candidates to choose from, it can be tough to know where to start.

That's why we're here to help! In this article, we're going to share six tips for finding great teachers. These tips are based on our own experience and research, and they're proven to work.

And, of course, we're going to tell you about Busybee Teachers, the secret weapon for finding great teachers.

So, without further ado, let's get started!

Tip 1: Look for teachers who are passionate about their subject area and about teaching.

Passionate teachers are more likely to be engaging and effective in the classroom. They're also more likely to stay motivated and committed to their students over the long term.

So, when you're interviewing candidates, be sure to ask them about their passion for teaching. You can also ask them about their favorite thing to teach and why.

Tip 2: Look for teachers who have a strong track record of success.

Ask candidates for references from previous employers and students. You can also look for teachers who have received awards or recognition for their teaching excellence.

Of course, it's important to keep in mind that a strong track record doesn't guarantee success in your school. But it's a good starting point.

Tip 3: Look for teachers who are a good fit for your school culture and values.

It's important to hire teachers who share your school's mission and values. This will help to create a cohesive and positive learning environment for all students.

So, take some time to think about your school culture and values. What are the most important things to you? Once you have a good understanding of your school culture, you can start to look for teachers who are a good fit.

Tip 4: Conduct thorough interviews.

Interviews are your chance to get to know the candidates and assess their teaching skills and philosophy. Ask thoughtful questions and be sure to give the candidates a chance to ask you questions as well.

Here are a few sample interview questions:

  • What is your teaching philosophy?

  • How do you create a positive and inclusive learning environment?

  • How do you differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners?

  • How do you assess student learning and provide feedback?

  • What are your professional development goals?

Tip 5: Observe the candidates in the classroom.

This is the best way to see how the candidates interact with students and manage a classroom. If possible, observe the candidates teaching different grade levels and subject areas.

When you're observing the candidates, pay attention to the following:

  • How do the candidates interact with students?

  • How do the candidates manage the classroom environment?

  • How do the candidates deliver instruction?

  • How do the candidates assess student learning?

Tip 6: Consider using Busybee Teachers.

Busybee Teachers is a leading online platform for substitute teachers. We have a large network of qualified teachers who are available to fill in for regular teachers who are absent.

But Busybee Teachers can also help you to find permanent teachers. We have a process in place for schools to trial substitute teachers before hiring them as permanent teachers. This is a great way to get to know a teacher and see how they fit into your school culture before making a long-term commitment.

Call To Action:

Finding great teachers is essential for the success of any school. By following these six tips, you can increase your chances of hiring teachers who will make a positive impact on your students' lives.

And don't forget about Busybee Teachers! We're a great resource for finding both substitute teachers and permanent teachers.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for Busybee Teachers today and start your search for great teachers!

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