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March 01, 2016

The Art of Saying "No" While Still Being Successful

Strategies for Young Educators on Effective Time Management

February 23, 2016

The Importance of Professional Networks for Developing Young Educators

Opening doors and developing skills through professional networks

April 09, 2015

How Elementary Teacher Candidates Can Stand Out From the Crowd

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.

February 17, 2015

Where Are You Willing to Serve?

As you begin your search for a teaching job, don't limit yourself geographically. Consider leaving your hometown or home state and venturing off to urban or rural school districts that desperately need highly qualified teachers. You may find not only an increased demand for educators (especially in surplus teaching fields) but also many additional benefits such as first class technology, mentoring opportunities, and professional development. Be open to serving those who may need you most.

September 26, 2012

Teacher Supply and Demand: A quick look

A reader recently asked: "I am about to obtain alternative Elementary certification in Texas, and would like to know about the best prospects for a teaching career. Specifically, which fields are projected to be in most demand in the next 20 years, e.g., Math, Science, Technology, English, Social St...

December 26, 2011

For the New Year: Truths about your job search

Yes, it is true that now is a tough time to be looking for a job. But there are other truths about the job search that will help keep your motivation high and improve your likelihood of employment success in 2012: Hard is not the same as impossible. Remember why you chose education as a profession...

September 19, 2011

Do your own research

While struggling to decide what to write about this week, an email came across my computer. So, as opposed to a list of tips, I am going to tell you a bit of a story and then some advice. Let's backtrack. I am organizing a career night for education students this October. Part of my job is to ma...

September 08, 2011

Creating a Strategy

Oftentimes candidates, especially in this tight job market, come to me for advice on how to conduct their job search. They find themselves staring at the computer and realize they don't know where to begin, they feel overwhelmed or they use the same job site over and over. What they don't realize...

May 26, 2011

Is It Panic Time?

About this time every year, I start to see a few educators who are very worried about their employment prospects for the next academic year. Inevitably, the conversation includes a question about whether it is time to panic if one has not secured a position for the fall. The answer is "no." Most st...

March 16, 2011

Staying Sane in a Crazy Job Market!!!

By now pink slips or RIF notices have been handed out and the job market just got worse with a flood of experienced teachers looking for work. You may be asking yourself "Why am staying in this business?" or "How can I compete with the experienced teacher?" Only you can answer the first question ...

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