Public school classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and it is imperative that today's teachers strive for equity and excellence. Teachers must believe that all students can learn, set high standards, and adapt classrooms and instruction to meet the needs of students as necessary.

Suggestions for a long-term classroom educator pondering a career change.

Do your due diligence and research the school or school district prior to interviewing. Be able to impress interviewers with your knowledge of their schools and needs, and reinforce for yourself why you hope to work there.

Consider substitute teaching as a great way to gain additional experience, make connections, and open the door to future full-time employment opportunities.

Impress interviewers by demonstrating a successful sample lesson. Prepare well to show that you're a good fit for their school or district.

Beyond certification and related experiences, recruiters look for more. Likability and trustworthiness become highly desirable factors.

What future teachers and new teachers need to know about the teaching profession.

Increase interview success by doing research on the school or district; some tips to guide your exploration.

Job search and interview tips for teacher candidates that can mean the difference between a job offer and being rejected.

What should you showcase to stand out from the competition? Highlight skills and experiences that bring value to the school district.

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