May 2010 Archives

Reader Question: I am searching for education head-hunters who have a proven record of matching educators with school districts. Please share a few (2-3) top head-hunters. Thank you for your assistance. Reader Answer: Dear Reader, The hiring practices for teaching positions do not typically include head hunters since they do not really fit into the education application process nor are they used by school districts except sometimes in the case of Superintendent or Principal searches. Each school district across the country uses its own preferred application system which requires candidates to complete the district's application and send/upload additional supporting ...


Reader Question: I am a person who would like to become a teacher. I currently live in the midwest, but I would move anywhere the occupation took me, especially if I could land a job with Dodds and teach overseas. I have my undergraduate degree and have been in the business world for 11 years. I am registered to start my MA in teaching shortly, but need to know if a felony conviction from 14 years ago for retail theft will hinder my certification.--C Answer: Dear C., Certification requirements vary by state as do regulations for various offenses. Often, ...


You've been offered a job. You're not sure you want the job but you say yes. Then you have second thoughts and decide maybe this job isn't the one for you after all. Or perhaps a better offer comes along. What do you do? The best answer is to prevent this kind of scenario from ever happening. As you journey down your job search road, construct your strategies with an ethical mindset. Build your reputation to be a person of your word, a person others can count on, a person others can trust, a person with integrity. You will go ...


Reader Question: I am an elementary credentialed teacher in California. I want to know about teaching job fairs recruiting for New York City, Washington D.C. or Hawaii. Can you help provide any of this information.—M. Answer: Dear M., In general, not all but most job fairs have been completed for the year. It does not appear that Hawaii, New York City, or Washington, DC have any scheduled job fairs at this time. However, feel free to view their websites and contact them using the following contact information. I have also included charter school information if that is of interest...


Are you dedicated? Committed to teaching? Do you have expertise in your field? Are you knowledgeable about effective teaching and classroom management? Do you understand learning theories? Can you differentiate your instruction with relevance to the learner? Can you collaborate with other departments and grade levels and be a team player? Are you honest, hard-working, and competent? Do you possess high-quality personal characteristics such as being conscientious, caring, confident, creative, intelligent, articulate, enthusiastic, flexible, motivated, adaptable, and have a sense of humor? If you answered yes to these questions, employers are looking for you. Now that you know what employers ...


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