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What Do Principals Look For In A Prospective Teacher?

Lynnette Beer asks:

I have 3 more courses and student teaching left until I earn my teaching certification! I have a couple of questions and a response to any would be helpful.

I am wondering if there is something I should be doing to prepare for the experience in the meantime? Is it a good idea to volunteer in a classroom? Or what other ways are there to prepare as well as build begin to build my resume'?

What do principals look for in a prospective teacher?

It's getting close to interview time for next year, so this is a very timely question. Thanks, Lynnette, for asking it!

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