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October 11, 2016

Find a Mentor

A mentor is a valuable resource in preparing for an interview. Most applicants dread the interview part of the job hunt, but a mentor is a person who can sit down and talk about what the important issues are that a hiring agent will ask about.

August 30, 2016

What Makes a GREAT Teacher? - A Parent's Perspective

So as I prepare to send my first child out into the big world (your classroom) where she will be surrounded by new children and grown-ups, ready to learn and explore this big world, I share with you what I hope for her teachers.

August 16, 2016

Professional References: Who, Why, and How to make them work for you

As you begin your job search, you may find yourself wondering about references, letters of recommendation, and how to most effectively use both throughout the process. Following are some tips to help you better understand the purpose of each and how to use them most effectively.

August 09, 2016

Student Teaching - Advance your career before it starts!

For most undergraduate Education majors, student teaching will be your most in-depth teaching experience, one that will be featured prominently on your resume and from which you will share numerous examples of your work impacting and educating students. And while student teaching is an incredibly busy, stressful, amazing experience, consider the following to set yourself up for a successful job search:

July 26, 2016

Memory

A fun game for all ages, especially if you're good at it. Think of recruitment fairs as a strategic game of memory. Many educators, new and veteran, will ask if they should attend recruitment fairs. Absolutely!

July 19, 2016

I Never . . . I Always...

As someone looking into teaching, you may think I never took education classes in college. The great news is many states have alternative licensing programs. These programs allow you to teach, while earning your teacher license/credential.

July 05, 2016

Have You Ever...

There are endless possibilities for your education career, keep growing your personal story by adding to your "have you ever" story.

June 21, 2016

Hunt for the Best and Brightest

Our profession has become more and more competitive. Districts are on the hunt for the best and the brightest. Our children deserve no less! Candidates are competing for jobs with others from all over. We recognize the shortages in areas of math, science, special education and world languages.

May 10, 2016

Addressing the Diversity Imperative Through Colleges of Education

For the month of May, Career Corner's posts will be contributed by The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. AACTE is lending its expertise to the blog as the leading voice on educator preparation through the eyes of the renowned Holmes Scholars Program. With 25 years of promoting diversity in education through the inclusion of students from the most historically underrepresented backgrounds, the Holmes Scholars Program will share insights into increasing teacher diversity from preparation institution to the classroom.

April 12, 2016

Reality Does Not Always Match Perception

When trying to figure out where to start your career or the next step in your career it is important to remember that reality does not always match perception.

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