What makes an educator a good fit for a school? While knowledge, skills and abilities are essential, candidates also need the right attitudes and dispositions. Rick Jetter’s narrative interview approach can help reveal those aspects, Allison Wilson says.
In Dispositions: Reframing Teaching and Learning, Costa & Kallick present evidence of the important role dispositions play in student success and how to strengthen them. The book may be too scholarly for some readers, says reviewer Laura Von Staden.
Former principal Sue Stephenson describes how she and a team of teachers recently helped seventh graders prepare and perform standup comedy routines, all the while learning serious writing, speaking and personal living skills. Video link included!