The process of hiring school teachers is not easy. It involves a lot of research and can be time-consuming, especially if you want to schedule a demo round. The best way to get the right teacher for your school is by following the below-given checklist. This will help you hire experienced school teachers and highly qualified teachers without taking a demo:
You can do a background check on your applicants using the internet or by phone call. To do this, you will have to gather information about them, such as their name and address. You can also request their certificate of employment if they currently work in a school.
The next step is to visit the local police station and request a copy of their criminal record. This will enable you to know whether or not they have been convicted of any crime before applying for this position at your institution.
If the teacher is a member of any particular community, such as she has mentioned in her resume that she is a Suraasa Teacher, you can check the community and ask for her details.
Look for Accreditation and Qualifications
When hiring a school teacher, it is important to look at the accreditation of their education qualification and whether or not they have any certifications.
Certifications are another way of determining if an individual has enough experience to be hired as a teacher. Some states require that teachers have certain qualifications before they are allowed to teach in a public school setting.
For example, KHDA Teacher Permit System requires all teachers and teaching assistants in Dubai to attend six mandatory professional development courses and share the six MPD certificates with their respective schools.
Once convinced that the teacher is a highly qualified teacher, the next step is to look into her experience. Hire experienced school teachers that can explain the following things in their interview:
- The teacher should be able to explain how he or she has used various teaching methods in the class.
- The teacher should be able to describe the different age groups they have taught.
- The teacher should be able to provide examples of how he or she has addressed individual needs, such as special education needs, cognitive differences, physical disabilities and speech disorders.
Ask for their Teaching practice
Teaching practice reflects the teacher’s teaching style and being a good communicator. A good communicator has many qualities like being open, clear and concise in communication; listening carefully; asking questions where necessary; using appropriate words at appropriate times; providing feedback on what was heard/seen by others etc.,
Highly qualified teachers should also have a clear idea about his/her teaching style and be able to communicate it effectively with the interviewers. He/she should be able to explain how he/she is going to teach the students, what are their strengths and weaknesses etc. A teacher should have a clear teaching philosophy to communicate the teaching style they believe in. They may be an inductive or deductive thinker, a constructivist or behaviourist, etc.
Experience with school culture
A teacher should be able to work in a school environment. The experience they’ve gained during their career is an important factor contributing to this. If they’re taking on a new position at your school, it’s important for you to know how flexible and adaptable they can be.
Experienced teachers tend to have better social skills because they understand the importance of getting along with students, colleagues, parents and administration staff. They have also worked under many different types of circumstances so as not only to know how best to handle difficult situations but also learn from them to improve their teaching methods or avoid problems altogether by recognising potential risks beforehand (for example: knowing which students may misbehave without warning). Hence try and hire experienced school teachers for your school.
Check the Reputation of the Teacher
The next thing you should do is check the reputation of the teacher on social media. Look at their posts and comments, especially those that provide insight into their personalities. If they have been rude or even slightly aggressive toward anyone online, this may be indicative of how they would behave in a classroom environment.
Also, ask for references from previous employers as well as former students if possible. This can give you insight into whether or not a teacher will fit in with your particular school’s culture, which can be more important than any one test score could possibly show
Hence, know exactly what kind of teacher you want. Be clear about your expectations. Be clear about the school’s requirements. Have a clear hiring process and interview process. We hope that this article has helped you understand the process of hiring an experienced school teacher without taking a demo.