Q&A Collections: Entering the Teaching Profession
I'll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past six years. You can see all those collections from the first five years here.
Here are the ones I've posted so far:
Today's theme is Entering the Teaching Profession. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:
Gladis Kersaint, Denisse R. Thompson, Jeri Asaro, Val Brown, Pia Wong, Megan Allen, and Anne Jenks share their advice to those considering a mid-career change into the teaching profession.
Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin, Marcy Webb, Otis Kriegel, Peter P. Leibman, and Karla St. John contribute their thoughts on people considering making a mid-career change into the teaching profession. I've also included several comments from readers.
This final post in the series features what I think is a particularly interesting combination—a quest response from Ted Appel, the principal of the inner-city school where I teach, who describes the innovative requirements he insisted upon if a university was interested in placing student teachers with us; followed by a commentary from Pia Lindquist Wong, director of a university teaching credentials program who found that her ideas dovetailed with those of Ted's—the two then developed a partnership.
Michael Opitz and Michael Ford; PJ Caposey; Patty O'Grady; and Sally Zepeda all share their advice to student teachers and their supervisors.
High school principal Eric Sheninger, middle school principal Pete Hall, and superintendent Pamela Moran share their advice.