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My Ten Favorite Interview Questions for Hiring English Teachers

After interviewing dozens of candidates for English teaching positions, I developed some approaches and questions for seeing the best in each candidate. I’m mostly interested in figuring out if the candidate is a good person with an educator’s instincts, even … Continue reading

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To A New Teacher Struggling with Common Core

After two months, I still think about her question every day: “What do you tell young teachers who are struggling with Common Core?” The questioner was a pre-service teacher a few weeks away from beginning her student-teaching experience. The place … Continue reading

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The Good Start: Twelve Targets for New Teachers

My first year of teaching was twenty-nine years ago, so when one of our newly hired colleagues emailed last spring requesting advice and ideas for starting the school year, I appreciated the opportunity to provide her with a few thoughts … Continue reading

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