Teachers Reaching the Most Vulnerable Children

Nov 14, 2012 by

Delia Stafford, President & CEO Haberman Educational Foundation

To: Principals, Faculty, Local School Councils, or others Responsible for Staffing Your Schools.

Everyone, including superintendents, parents, principals and teachers, know and understand  that the success of any public school is dependent on staffing the school with teachers who will be best able to reach children who are at-risk, difficult to motivate, and challenging to teach.  Basing your own school’s teacher selection process on proven research can give you helpful guidance.

The Haberman Star Teacher Selection Interview has been shown to discover the teachers who will succeed in increasing student achievement, who will stay longer at your school, and do a better job.  Moreover, this research-base interview, demonstrating 97% accuracy, based on core beliefs and values, takes only about 30 minutes to perform.  It is helpful in increasing teacher quality and decreasing the likelihood of time-consuming and expensive litigation should teachers perform poorly.  In addition to technical expertise in teacher selection, the interview provides in-depth orientation pedagogies effective with at-risk students.

For some children, school is the only chance they have for a genuine shot at the American dream.  Their parents may not be able to or willing to help at home and their communities may be racked by drugs, poverty, alcoholism, and other environmental dangers.  Yet school can be a saving factor in these young lives if teachers are predisposed to believe they can make a difference.

How does your hiring team know if the teachers they interview can make an important difference with the children at your school?  Do the teachers they select possess the skills and attitudes needed to bring hope to your school’s students?  Or do the persons they are interviewing just need a job?  The Haberman Star Teacher Interview Training can help your hiring team get at these important issues and spot teachers who are “stars” with the children who are often most difficult to teach but also spot those teachers before you hire them who will ultimately fail with your students.

These questions will be answered in a day-long training consisting of video-based instruction designed to acquaint your hiring team with the ideology and practice in a 14-question interview.  This interview is nearly 100% accurate in predicting which teachers will succeed and stay and which teachers will fail if interviewers hold to the standard put forth in the Haberman research.  The Haberman Educational Foundation can provide your hiring team with the training necessary for selecting teachers that

  • stay longer avoiding expensive and disruptive teacher turnover at your school.
  • believe passionately in children and their abilities to help any child learn.
  • will raise your children’s test scores.  Research has consistently shown that little matters more than the teacher when it comes to raising test scores.

The Haberman Foundation will plan a day-long training for principals and their hiring teams. Learn more about the Haberman research before you begin filling those needed teaching vacancies at your school for next year.  Children at your school deserve the teachers that believe, have the ability, and know how to make a difference in your children’s lives.  Contact us d.staff@ix.netcom.com for times, fees, and an application.  This training can be used by you or your faculty for professional development requirements needed for recertification.

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