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February 02, 2016

Get Involved within the School Community and Go the Extra Mile

At any point in your career in education, it is important to reflect upon your role within the school community, to understand how you can get more involved to enhance the experience for all.

June 17, 2015

Self-Awareness for Self-Fulfillment in Education

A rewarding career in education begins with self-fulfillment; it is important for educators to periodically assess their current role and level of job/personal satisfaction. These twelve questions will help educators/future educators evaluate or re-evaluate their current position, and also offer sample related career options to consider.

June 10, 2015

Conquering Confidence

Candidates that present self-confidence gain an edge in the interview process. Don't overlook this critical element as you prepare for the job search.

May 19, 2015

Teacher Job Search - Does Age Matter?

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.

April 21, 2015

Etiquette in the Workplace

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.

January 13, 2015

What Are Recruiters Looking For?

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

December 16, 2014

Standing Out: In Person and On Paper

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

September 30, 2014

Teaching Portfolio: Picking the Perfect Platform

Having a teaching portfolio can provide a competitive edge during the interviewing process.  This tool is your way to showcase your accomplishments, teaching style, organization skills, technical skills, and overall passion for education.  However, the teaching portfolio is seen differently depend...

July 17, 2014

Overcoming a Lull in Confidence

The joys and perils found within a job search during summer months are aplenty. I remember my undergrad days of ferociously searching for employment in the summer months just so I did not have to leave my new home, beautiful Chicago. The full time teacher job search during the summer, though, is lik...

May 22, 2014

Decision Making Strategies

Here are some questions to ask yourself when going through the often difficult decision-making process. Getting Unstuck - Gaining Control 1.            What are my assumptions? Many of us assume if only we could make the one right decision about the matter at hand, everything else would ...

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