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December 12, 2011

The ABC's of Interview Savvy

Interview success depends on mastering not only what you say with your words, but also what you say with your demeanor and actions. Attitude: Experienced recruiters pick up on attitudes quickly. You don't want to be perceived as arrogant (I'm totally qualified for this job) or disinterested (I'm n...

October 18, 2011

The Movement to Overhaul National Education Legislation Took a Step Ahead Today

It comes as no surprise to hear that the current education policy of the United States, 'No Child Left Behind', which went into effect in 2002, has been criticized for focusing too much attention on teaching to the test. Today, the Senate announced a bipartisan agreement on a reform bill that wou...

March 30, 2011

What is a Professional Image?

The education job market is becoming increasingly difficult in these tough economic times. So what can you, as a candidate, do to be remembered? My advice is to start by looking in the mirror and at the way you communicate. These are the first impressions that administrators, parents and students...

December 15, 2010

Demonstration lesson for special ed

Career Corner received an excellent question from a reader and we wanted to share our expert's response with our readers. "I'm applying to special education teacher positions, and some schools ask for a demonstration lesson as part of the interview process. I understand what a subject teacher mi...

April 29, 2010

Response to Question: Special Ed Certification vs Master's Degree

Question: I graduated from college in spring 2009 as a physical education major, but I realize my love is special education(moderate). I never certified in physical education, but my question is should I go back to school and get another bachelor degree in special education or should I try to get ...

February 26, 2009

The Importance of Thank-you Letters

A thank-you/follow-up letter is the professional way to maintain contact with an employer. This letter will assure the Personnel Office of your continued interest in the position. Remember the purpose of the letter is to maintain contact, but make sure that you have a substantial reason for contac...

February 12, 2009

Teaching Demonstrations for Interviews

I was recently asked for advice on presenting teaching demonstrations during interviews. I do not consider myself to be an expert in this area, and I hope others will post comments and advice here as well. Let’s open up the discussion! First find out how much time you’ll have to present, your i...

November 19, 2008

Plan to Teach a Demonstration Lesson

You got the call! After investing hours in the job search, a prospective employer has called to invite you for an interview. You’ve prepared for this moment by researching the district’s website, reviewing sample interview questions, participating in a mock interview, and developing questions...

August 21, 2008

Survival Guide for Interviewing

You student taught and loved it. You went to the Teacher Job fair at your school and met lots of great recruiters from school districts across the state. You filled out all the applications you possibly could. Now you are sitting by the phone waiting….waiting….waiting…. Finally the phone ri...

July 29, 2008

Can you talk about your resume in an interview?

As most everyone knows, a resume is a document that highlights your experiences and qualifications to potential employers. Unfortunately, what some people don't know is they are held accountable for the information they put on the resume. If you post something on your resume, make sure it is truth...

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