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July 19, 2012

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Building a Strategic Plan for Your District

This is a guest post by Teresa Daulong, Battelle for Kids' Strategic Measures Specialist. Teresa works daily with large urban school districts across the country to help every employee understand their impact on student success. With 16 years of experience working with organizations to improve perfo...

May 10, 2012

Great Teaching Should Be Recognized All Year!

I have written many posts on motivation and rewards in my tenure as an Education Week blogger. The basic principle behind any rewards program is recognizing a job well done, which is the mission behind Teacher Appreciation Week. May 7-11 educators, parents, students, and millions of other Americans ...

April 20, 2012

What Does Case Law Say About Harassment and Bullying?

I have gotten several questions lately about harassment and bullying in the workplace. Some think of bullying and harassment as synonymous, but there are actually some key differences. Actions are considered "harassment" when they call out an individual's protected class. More specifically, the U....

March 17, 2012

Do You Prefer Satisfied, Engaged, or Loyal Staff?

As a talent manager, what type of staff would you prefer? A. Satisfied B. Engaged C. Loyal I would choose "D. All of the Above." Here's why. The majority of employee satisfaction surveys and programs look to measure a person's happiness with their job. Essentially, are the expectations of em...

March 08, 2012

Talent Managers as Change Managers: 6 Lessons Learned

This entry was written in collaboration with Battelle for Kids' Strategic Communications team. Effective change leadership is essential to implementing any educational-improvement initiative. However, many districts and states struggle with how to effectively communicate, build support for change,...

March 07, 2012

MetLife Survey: 'Teachers Are Less Satisfied With Their Careers'

Today, MetLife released findings from their 2011 Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy, which was conducted between October and November in partnership with Harris Interactive. It is the 28th version of the annual survey that reports on the satisfaction and perceptions of...

February 27, 2012

Tragedy at Ohio High School Reinforces Lessons on Workplace Violence

Ten days ago, I published a blog on workplace violence after reading about a shooting in Long Beach, California between two employees at the local Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. My intent was not to scare readers, but instead raise awareness that all organizations, particularly school...

January 16, 2012

Talent Manager Suggested Reading

I spend a great deal of time reading, researching, and exploring new ways to integrate HR practices in schools. I have found that while there are numerous books written by human resource and talent management professionals, there are very few that focus specifically on HR in education. One of these ...

December 28, 2011

Finding A Balance: Work vs. Life

I'll never forget when I was a young child my father taking phone call after phone call to assist his customers during our family vacations. I also remember as a teenager my mother answering our home phone at 4 a.m. some mornings to help resolve disputes between her employees. At the time, I wondere...

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