Do personal qualities matter more than credentials when hiring teachers?

08/25/2013 | Center for Teaching Quality

Principals should give careful consideration to how a candidate will fit into an existing teacher team, and solicit feedback from the educators who will be working with the new teacher to ensure a good fit, Bill Ferriter writes. To illustrate his point, Ferriter explains how Japan selects astronauts for space duty and how well a person fits into the group sometimes matters more than his or her professional credentials.

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