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November 15, 2016

LEGACY AS AN EDUCATOR

I remember my first year teaching and my first superstar moment in Wal-Mart. Every teacher has this moment. Your superstar moment is when you are walking down an aisle in a grocery store or other location, minding your own business and you hear a giggle in the background or a "that's her".

November 01, 2016

10 Tips Guaranteed to Bring You Success Early in Your Teaching Career

Teaching is an amazing profession that comes with many challenges. Here's 10 tips from a teacher to help you have success early in your career.

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.

September 20, 2016

Shall We Dance!!

As a new teacher, you may feel a lot of pressure coming from all directions to achieve success. That pressure may be intrinsic or extrinsic. Don't be afraid to WALTZ into a great first year.

September 06, 2016

Even Superman has Kryptonite

The reality is that we are only human and our Kryptonite may come in the form of a flood, tornado, hurricane, loss of a close friend, a child, or a divorce. As strong as we are, don't be afraid to ask for help or to pursue help

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 23, 2016

Plan B: Career Alternatives to Teaching

Most individuals who pursue a degree in teaching can identify exactly what motivates them to become a teacher. There tends to be a passion for education, desire to help others, and/or a commitment to impacting the leaders of tomorrow. Over the years, my work with teachers has always been so inspiring to me. When I ask about their teaching experiences, they absolutely light up speaking about the students they have impacted, challenges they've helped them overcome, or a creative lesson that really connected with their class. It's incredibly inspiring to see these new teachers so on fire for their future career!

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!

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