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November 14, 2014

Beyond Plato's Craftsmen: The Increasingly Complex Roles of Educators

The increasing responsibilities of educators make the development of strategically aligned human capital systems more important than ever. Guest blogger, Naima Khandaker, draws on Plato's work and questions if a person can be naturally suited to the multiple facets of today's complex professions.

September 19, 2014

Does your Human Capital System Foster a Growth Mindset?

Did you know that people who believe they can develop their basic abilities have higher motivation and achievement than those who believe those qualities are fixed?

August 15, 2014

"Watch Your Mouth!" Your Employer Is Listening

What do employers think about cussing in the workplace? How can a foul-mouth influence students? Review considerations talent managers should be thinking through to mitigate poor language in their organizations.

September 21, 2013

Learning to Love Math: How One Teacher is Using MOOCs to Transform Instruction, Inspire Passion in Students

Let's take a moment to imagine a world in which people not only "get" math... but love math. Where would we be as educators? As individuals? As a workforce? As an economy? As a country? My seventh grade math teacher, Louanne Dorne, was a wonderful woman. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, b...

September 10, 2013

MOOCs Offer Promise for K-12 Talent Managers

The New York Times called 2012 the "Year of the MOOC," or Massive Online Open Courses for those of us just learning the lingo. The Society of Human Resource Management recently featured a large article in their August issue on the future of MOOCs. And, the headline of an article in TIME Magazine las...

August 02, 2013

Volunteering: Good For Your Health, Good For The Workplace

I will be one of the first people to tell you that volunteering is good for your body, mind, and soul. I owe much of my drive, creativity, problem-solving skills, and success to the years I've spent as a volunteer, as well as the people who taught me the value of giving back. A recent study by Har...

April 17, 2013

TNTP Report Recommends Focused Supports For First-Year Teachers

Today, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report, Leap Year: Assessing and Supporting First-Year Teachers, that examines the unique characteristics of a teacher's initial year in the classroom. An interesting topic for sure; ask any educator about his or her first year of teaching, and chance...

November 06, 2012

Succession Planning 101

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." --Benjamin Franklin About a month ago, I had an interesting conversation with a chief human resource professional about succession planning. Her school district had seen a great deal of change in senior level staff members for a variety of reason...

September 22, 2012

AASPA Conference Opportunity to Learn, Network with K-12 Talent Managers

I have been invited to lead or participate in presentations around selection, strategic compensation, and performance management at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) 74th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois October 31 through November 3. AASPA is the only HR-educ...

May 31, 2012

Talent Managers Play Key Role in Common Core Implementation

Melanie Wightman, a School Improvement Specialist at Battelle for Kids, contributed to this post. Melanie works with teachers and principals to understand connections between fostering student growth and implementing the Common Core State Standards. Melanie has been in education since 1975 and belie...

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