Hiring Teachers

If you are searching for incredible people that are experts in classroom management and pedagogy, you’ve come to the right place.

Teachworthy introduces many great teachers to the classroom every school year. Thousands of aspiring educators have completed our alternative teacher certification before becoming inspirational leaders in their field.

Your hiring practices start here.

We know first-hand the challenge of finding and retaining teachers. Rushing to get openings filled, getting school going, engaging kids, meeting testing requirements, and all your other responsibilities can seem overwhelming.

Our free recruiting portal introduces hiring managers to educators that are ready to make a difference in the classroom work environment. Register today to:

  • Avoid the stress of creating multiple job ads, searching job boards and scrolling through job seekers
  • Increase teacher quality and teacher effectiveness
  • Improve teacher retention rates

Find the best teachers

Thousands of schools trust us to prepare their teachers to be outstanding educators. Combining our training in pedagogy with our Capturing Kids’ Hearts Certification, Teachworthy candidates strive for academic excellence. Our database is full of candidates that meeting the social & emotional learning needs of all children.

All Teachworthy candidates bring you:

  1. MASTERY OF THEIR CONTENT AREA AND STRONG PEDAGOGY
  2. CAPTURING KIDS’ HEARTS CERTIFICATION
    – TRAINED IN THE EXCEL TEACHING MODEL
    – IMPLEMENT SOCIAL CONTRACTS IN THEIR CLASSROOMS
    – TRAINED IN BUILDING SELF-MANAGING CLASSROOMS
  3. ACCESSIBLE FIELD SUPERVISORS THAT PROVIDE PERSONALIZED COACHING AND MENTORING
  4. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICES
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How to hire good teachers: What to look for

Every candidate in Teachworthy’s database has proven worthy of matching your job description. If you’ve recruited teachers before, you’ll know how teachers work and what qualifications to look for. But what about the qualities that go beyond their CV?

These are the skills and traits we believe school districts should be looking for…

  1. Patience – An absolutely vital quality for all educators. Some pupils require alternative teaching methods, repetition or more time to grasp something. This is where patience comes into its own.
  2. Adaptability – Everyone learns in a different way. Teachers have to deal with new challenges or topics, and adaptability helps ensure they remain on their toes at all times.
  3. Communication – The only way you can share your knowledge with your pupils is through effective communication. 
  4. Empathy – Empathy sits at the core of an engaged, happy classroom. Pupils need to feel like their teachers understand and care about them. Empathy helps to build future leaders.
  5. Engagement – The more engaged a classroom is, the more they learn. Teachers need their pupils to buy into what they’re saying and feel comfortable in participating.
  6. Listening – Communication is a two-way street. While it’s crucial that educators convey knowledge clearly, it’s equally important that their pupils feel heard.
  7. Collaboration – Collaboration develops social skills and builds a stronger relationship between pupils and teachers.
  8. Determination – Teaching can be difficult. There will be challenging days, as well as many wonderful days. Educators need to be determined enough to continue to give it their all.
  9. Enthusiasm – If you start your lessons with vigour and eagerness, your pupils are much more likely to feel inspired, too.
  10. Organization – Homework… Curriculum plans… Effective lesson structures… These are all key factors in remaining organized as a teacher.

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How to recruit teachers

We’ve told you where to find fully qualified teachers and what qualities to look for. The next step is attracting the best talent to your school.

Consider adding the following techniques and steps to your hiring process, and you’ll be brimming with high-quality applicants in no time.

  1. Ask for employee referrals – Asking your existing team for referrals will help to boost morale in the staffroom, as it shows you trust your employees. Bringing on a teacher someone has worked with and relied upon in the past can also increase collaboration opportunities. 
  2. Perfect the interviewing process – When interviewing a candidate, they are assessing you as much as you’re examining them. Make sure you have your questions prepared in advance, and invite them to ask their own questions throughout the conversation.
  3. Offer benefits – Make sure you research the benchmark data for the role you’re looking to fill. What benefits and salaries are other establishments offering? Are there any perks or insurance plans the candidate may expect from you? You need to understand what you’re competing against to ensure your role is too good to turn down!
  4. Don’t just measure them on their qualifications – Passion goes a long way in teaching. Speak to the candidate and see how excited they are about the prospect of joining your team and teaching your pupils.

Program Feedback

"A teacher can make every difference in a child's life." Natalie Farber, Director of Accountability and Assessment
"A teacher can make every difference in a child's life." Natalie Farber, Director of Accountability and Assessment
“They did just as they promised. My life has been changed because of Teachworthy.” Zaira Diaz, Teacher
“They did just as they promised. My life has been changed because of Teachworthy.” Zaira Diaz, Teacher
“I highly recommend Teachworthy to everyone I know that wants to become a teacher.” Keandra Troupe, Teacher
“I highly recommend Teachworthy to everyone I know that wants to become a teacher.” Keandra Troupe, Teacher
“When I visited with the Teachworthy Team, they were so encouraging and helpful. They convinced me that I had what it takes to be a world-changer by becoming a teacher.” Whitney Kammer, Teacher
“When I visited with the Teachworthy Team, they were so encouraging and helpful. They convinced me that I had what it takes to be a world-changer by becoming a teacher.” Whitney Kammer, Teacher
“I was extremely prepared to enter the classroom.” Christopher Perrin, Teacher
“I was extremely prepared to enter the classroom.” Christopher Perrin, Teacher
“Thanks to Teachworthy, I’ve been a certified teacher for the past two years and know that I’ve found my purpose.” Melisa Arredondo, Teacher
“Thanks to Teachworthy, I’ve been a certified teacher for the past two years and know that I’ve found my purpose.” Melisa Arredondo, Teacher
"When teachers are able to build relationships with kids, they are then able to teach them." Gabriel Munoz, Assistant Superintendent for Student and Staff Support
"When teachers are able to build relationships with kids, they are then able to teach them." Gabriel Munoz, Assistant Superintendent for Student and Staff Support