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September 09, 2013

The Art of Classroom Management

On September 3, 2013, Education Week began a three-part PD webinar series on the topic of classroom management. As most of the teachers who read this blog know, classroom management—the ability to create a purposeful and supportive learning environment—is a central element of effective t...

August 21, 2013

Tips for First-Year Teachers

Transitioning from a teacher education program to having your own classroom for the first time can be an exciting and overwhelming experience for new professionals. To assist with the transition, here are some tips for first-year teachers provided by educators with a few years of teaching experience...

July 23, 2013

Make Leaving a Learning Opportunity

Recently a reader asked for assistance with transitioning from a challenging situation. Here are some tips: There will be many times in life where we find ourselves in situations that no longer serve us in the way they once did. Realizing that we are at this point is normal as we are constantly ev...

July 15, 2013

Job Seeker Strategies: Proactively managing social media presence & online reputation

Have you performed a Google search of your name recently? If not, try it now. Simply type your first and last name in the Google search bar and watch the results filter in. Need to be more specific? Include the city and state that you live in after your name. What did you find? A growing number of...

December 17, 2012

Leveraging LinkedIn in your Job Search

LinkedIn is a helpful tool in your job search for both networking purposes and staying informed about current trends and issues in the field of education. Below are a few suggestions to effectively utilize LinkedIn as you begin your job search. Groups: Click on the Groups tab to instantly connect w...

August 27, 2012

Grad School Fair Tips and Information

Although spring is the traditional time for job fairs, fall is grad school fair season. Whether graduate school plans are at the top of your mind or just a thought at this point in your academic career, it is important to consider the benefits of attending your campus or community's upcoming gradua...

January 04, 2012

Should I Get my Master's Degree or Not?

I frequently have opportunities to participate in panel discussions where several local Human Resources directors are asked to provide insight into the teacher recruitment process. These are typically sponsored by either career centers or education department s of local colleges and universities. T...

August 31, 2011

Ramp UP Your Search!

Tomorrow is September 1st. In many parts of the country school has started or is just about to start. This is the time of the year that many unemployed teaching candidates feel despondent; that there is no chance for a job. THIS IS NOT THE CASE! Many schools find themselves in need of last minute te...

August 25, 2011

Five Things You Should Do For Your Career This Academic Year

It is the start of another academic year, which means it is time to consider your goals for the next nine months. If you are looking for ways to distinguish yourself from your peers, improve the quality of your instruction, and manage your career, consider the following activities: 1. Network. Joi...

July 15, 2011

Take Some Time for Reading

Every classroom teacher needs to read. Although many schools require teachers to adhere to prescribed curriculum, in many cases there is room for some teacher-selected literature. The classics are always a good choice; however, that does not mean teachers have to ignore popular fiction/non-fiction e...

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