Q&A Collections: Entering the Teaching Profession
During the summer, I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past nine years. You can see all those collections from the first eight years here.
Here are the ones I've posted so far:
Today's theme is on Entering the Teaching Profession. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of the posts:
Alex Kajitani, Brianna Burnette, Dawn Mitchell, Tina H. Boogren, Ann Traynor, Carol Pelletier Radford, Ron Nash, and Melissa Jackson contribute their ideas on how to get a new teaching job.
Dr. Beth Gotcher, Jen Schwanke, Tamera Musiowsky, Richard Gerver, Otis Kriegel, Elaine Miles, and Cindy Terebush share their job-search suggestions for new teachers.
Marquitta Mitchell, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, Susan Lafond, Julia Thompson, Joe Mullikin, and Sean Ruday offer ideas on how people can obtain their first teaching job.
Valerie Ruckes, Sanée Bell, Dr. PJ Caposey, Candace Hines, Mary Cathryn D. Ricker, and Rinard Pugh share recommendations on how to get your first teaching job.
Gladis Kersaint, Denisse R. Thompson, Jeri Asaro, Val Brown, Pia Wong, Megan Allen, and Anne Jenks share their advice with those considering a midcareer change into the teaching profession.
Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin, Marcy Webb, Otis Kriegel, Peter P. Leibman, and Karla St. John contribute their thoughts on people considering making a midcareer change into the teaching profession. I've also included several comments from readers.
This final post in the series features what I think is a particularly interesting combination—a guest response from Ted Appel, the principal of the inner-city school where I teach, who describes the innovative requirements he insisted upon if a university was interested in placing student-teachers with us; followed by a commentary from Pia Lindquist Wong, director of a university teaching- credentials program, who found that her ideas dovetailed with those of Ted's. The two then developed a partnership.
* Student-Teachers 'Should Be Colleagues'
Emily Geltz, Linda Rief, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Jessica Bennett, and Jane Fung contribute to this post.
Michael Opitz and Michael Ford; PJ Caposey; Patty O'Grady; and Sally Zepeda all share their advice for student-teachers and their supervisors.
High school Principal Eric Sheninger, middle school Principal Pete Hall, and Superintendent Pamela Moran share their advice.