A person's chronological age is simply a number, which is never 100% good or bad when it comes to searching for a teaching job. Rather than worry about your age factor (young or old), concentrate instead on all of the strengths and skills you possess and work hard to make these clear in your application materials so that school administrators will want to meet you to learn more.
Maintaining a journal of your student teaching experiences - good and bad - will allow you to reflect upon those experiences, and to grow as an educator.
Tips and advice regarding what student teachers should do during their placement/s, as well as what not to do to put their best foot forward.
Join the movement to become a great teacher - support your students, believe in them, and work hard to ensure their success. Learn the qualities of "greatness" and strive to leave a legacy of your own.
Review the essential ingredients for success as you prepare to enter the professional world. Learn what it takes to become a valued colleague and team member, worthy of "Teacher of the Year" recognition.
Parents and administrators are monitoring the online activity and social media usage of their teachers and school district employees. Don't let poor decisions ruin your career before it even starts.
If you are an elementary teacher candidate nearing graduation, here are three steps you can take to stand out from other candidates and get noticed by district recruiters.
Teachers are held to a high standard and must take care to demonstrate their professionalism in a variety of ways at all times.
Increase your chances for success by being open to all prospects and possibilities; don't limit yourself when it comes to pursing opportunities or geographic locations different from what you originally planned. There is much to explore and consider in the K-12 world.
Never provide less than 100% - to both your job search, and to your efforts in the classroom. Always strive to "bring your best."