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Building Your Building

Ensure you hire—and retain—great teachers with the support of this practical book from Jasmine K. Kullar and Scott A. Cunningham. Learn techniques for teacher recruitment and retention that will draw effective teachers to your school and reduce teacher turnover.


  • Learn how to hire the best teachers with practical recruitment and interviewing techniques as well as included teacher-screening interview questions.
  • Discover why recognition is important to retaining teachers and how to recognize teachers for their accomplishments.
  • Review the most effective ways to support new teachers.
  • Understand why and how to set up teacher mentoring programs.
  • Recognize why adult learning and continued professional development for teachers contributes to teacher success.

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Introduction: Million-Dollar Decisions
Part I: Hiring Great Teachers
Chapter 1: Features of Effective Teachers
Chapter 2: Hiring Practices
Part II: Keeping Great Teachers
Chapter 3: Supporting New Teachers
Chapter 4: Mentoring New Teachers
Chapter 5: Recognizing Teachers
Chapter 6: Implementing Professional Development


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6



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