Understanding that the need for high quality education in South Africa is urgent, we have adopted a recruitment and selection strategy at SPARK that focuses more on hiring for potential than on hiring for current capability.
All Blog Posts With teacher quality Tag or Category
April 15, 2015
February 26, 2015
Tough-minded accountablity reforms for teachers colleges miss the mark in efforts to improve teacher quality.
February 20, 2015
If the White House's call for universal preschool is going to be answered effectively, educating the early educator workforce is essential, says one university professor.
February 02, 2015
If the professional development experienced by teachers simply exposes teachers to new concepts that are never implemented, time and money is being squandered. Push for hard data on the impact of professional development programs.
January 26, 2015
Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.
January 20, 2015
A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.
December 19, 2014
Accomplished educators typically do not want to be the only accomplished educator in the building, Latosha R. Guy writes.
December 18, 2014
Many teachers leave their schools not for pay or because of the students, but because another school offered a climate and environment more conducive to excellence, Robert Jeffers says.
December 18, 2014
Offering teachers more money alone is not the cure-all for recruiting and maintaining top teachers at all schools, Deidra Gammill says. (Although money helps.)
December 17, 2014
Maybe it's time to change how we come up with answers to tough policy questions, Jeff Austin writes, starting with increased collaboration between states and teachers.