Friday, August 29, 2008

Qs to Ask Applicant's References

Here are four questions to consider asking references provided by a prospective new teacher or school administrator. I adapted them to school hires from Jessica Stillman's post How to Get the Truth from References.

1. What did the applicant learn about and by using Tablet PCs and other advanced communication technologies while with you (including in preservice preparation).

2. What single career suggestion about increasing student learning rates with advanced communication technologies would you offer the applicant?

3. How did the applicant respond to various supervision styles, especially about the craft of learning with mobile PCs?

4. Would you hire/rehire this person, and why?

What would you add