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November 15, 2017

WORK IT! Successfully Navigating the Teacher Job Fair

Much is made of the importance of job fair preparation, and rightfully so. Job fair prep is critical, but it is not the end goal. The preparation is the behind the scenes work, intended to set you up for a successful recruitment experience. Recruiters are constantly evaluating during job fairs. Here's what they do (and don't) want to see:

November 07, 2017

Strategies for Making Friends in a Professional Setting

We tend to gravitate towards fun-loving people! The old adage, "Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone", is a nice way to remind ourselves of the power of laughter. To be successful, we need to go beyond fun and consciously build an environment that stimulates our professional growth.

October 23, 2017

RATED "R" SOCIAL MEDIA

I understand the First Amendment and it is clear with regards to a person's right to free speech, but I guarantee you that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined what we are dealing with today in schools across the country. So, the next time you are about to post something on Social Media, make sure that it is RATED "R" before you post it.

September 27, 2017

Adapting to Living Internationally

Discovering new things about yourself as you explore and learn about a new culture can be staggering and remarkable. Make the commitment to enter in as a learner and expect amazing things to happen as you grow in perspective.

September 12, 2017

Third Culture Kids (TCKs)

One of the most amazing joys in teaching overseas is the international classroom. More often than not, an international educator will say they have learned far more from their students than what they have taught them. This rich diversity of nations, languages and cultures, as well as the varied experiences of the students, creates a whole new culture within the classroom.

August 29, 2017

Accepting a Teaching Position

With the current teacher crisis, chances are likely you could not only receive one teaching contract, but you could potentially receive more than one offer. Consequently, there are certain things to keep in mind when considering and ultimately, accepting a teaching position.

August 22, 2017

Don't forget to FOLLOW UP

Once you make a great first impression, keep the ball rolling with effective follow-up!

August 14, 2017

Two Steps for Teacher Fair Networking Strategies

Last week, you read about three effective tips (research schools and districts, prepare your resume, and dress for success) for preparing for a teacher fair/recruiting event. Now that the day has arrived, how do you maximize the experience so things turn out well in your favor? Review the following keys to successful teacher fair networking strategies and visit your career coach at your university's Career Services center for any additional questions and advice.

July 18, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Teacher

On average a teacher affects 3,000 children over the course of their career. That's 3,000 lives, 3,000 smiling faces, 3,000 minds. In school kids learn so much more than math or reading.

July 11, 2017

Increase Your Marketability

On average, each school hires no more than 1 art teacher, that does not leave a lot of openings for hirable positions. The number of limited-English speakers in the state has grown by nearly 50 percent in the last decade with about 1 in 5 students struggling with the language. But in that same time, Texas had a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of educators working in bilingual and ESL classes.

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