Do you think a school can be too student-oriented?

Updated :: 2015/09

by Candace Alstad - Davies on September 3, 2015

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Do you know how you would answer this interview question: Do you think a school can be too student-oriented?

It is important that the response you give to the job interview question is truthful, relevant to the position, and shows value to the school district. The following could be a possible answer… or it may provide some ideas for you to tailor your response:

“I think it is possible that a school can be too student-oriented, if it is done at the price of ignoring other important areas of student education. A school’s main focus should always be on their students. And a student-oriented school should use this focus in every area of education. For instance, a student-oriented school…

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Is Your Teacher LinkedIn Profile Working Effectively?

Updated :: 2015/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 31, 2015

LinkedInIs your Teacher LinkedIn Profile working effectively? You may already know or have heard that LinkedIn has become a very important part in the lives of most job seekers and those that want to connect with others to network for various reasons.  If you would take some time to browse LinkedIn’s website, you are sure to find a lot of helpful contacts which would include a long list of possible employers, different schools, professional associations, and other individuals or groups in the professional education world. These contacts can significantly help you enhance your career or provide valuable guidance of finding a new teaching job. Apart from these, LinkedIn is also a very excellent source of employment references or you can use it as point for checking various references. But the question is: Are you leveraging LinkedIn effectively? The good thing about using LinkedIn is …

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How to Properly Navigate Post-Interview Follow-up

Updated :: 2015/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 31, 2015

interviewAfter your interview is over, don’t mistakenly think that your work is over too. There is a lot that you can still do to improve your chances of receiving a job offer and for improving your performance in future interviews. Find out how to properly navigate post-interview follow-up.

The first thing that you should do after your interview is complete is to evaluate your performance. Evaluating your interview after it is over can help you to understand your interviewing strengths and identify areas of improvement. You should do this within a few hours of your interview while the experience is still fresh in your mind. As part of your evaluation, you should…

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Implementing Math Across the Curriculum

Updated :: 2015/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 27, 2015

Have you been asked this question at a teacher job interview: What is your plan for implementing math across the curriculum?

It is important that the response you give to the job interview question is truthful, relevant to the position, and shows value to the school district. The following could be a possible answer… or it may provide some ideas for you to tailor your response: It’s important to integrate math…

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Moving from the Classroom to Administration

Updated :: 2015/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 24, 2015

principalIf you find yourself dreaming of an office of your very own instead of the one you currently share with your boisterous students, it may be time to start thinking about moving from the classroom to administration. But before you have your new nameplate engraved (c’mon, you know that’s the FIRST thing you would do!!), let’s determine if you have the necessary credentials needed to be seriously considered as a viable candidate.

1. Update Your Credentials. The school district(s) you’re targeting may require a graduate degree or certification in a specialized area such as school administration or educational leadership. If a return to college is in your future, don’t think you have to put off your dream of an administrative role until it’s complete. Many school systems offer administrative internships or will move you into the role full-time even while you’re completing your studies. Find out the next 5 important steps to become a principal

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Teaching Cover Letters Need An Effective Format

Updated :: 2015/08

by Candace Alstad - Davies on August 24, 2015

cover letterTeaching cover letters need an effective format… weather you are writing a teacher cover letter,  assistant principal cover letter, or any other educators’ cover letter you need to choose a format that is easy to read and fits your personally. This is critical because the cover letter should complement the resume and is your way of introducing yourself in your absence. Prospective schools are looking for professionalism, but not imitation. If you use a standard form that is used by many people, they may take it as an indication that you are lazy, or look for short cuts to get things done.

The cover letter that you write should be specific to the position you are applying for. It should contain some details about you, and this information should be current and fresh. It’s highly unlikely that any of these criteria will be met by a second hand format that you downloaded from the internet. There are several different formats you can use

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How would you teach a class if some students did not know how to read yet?

Updated :: 2015/08

Do you know how you would answer the following teacher interview question: How would you teach a class if some students did not know how to read yet? It is important that the response you give to the job interview question is truthful, relevant to the position, and shows value to the school district. The following […]

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How to Improve Your Student-Teacher Relationships

Updated :: 2015/08

The best way to gain the respect of your students and have a better behaved and controlled classroom is by putting forth an effort to get to know your students. If you build positive student-teacher relationships, your students will be more likely to pay attention to you, and less likely to disrespect you by acting […]

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How to Avoid Creating an Unbalanced Resume

Updated :: 2015/08

The rule of thumb when creating a resume is to emphasize your most recent work experience, giving less and less real estate to jobs that go farther back into your past. However, you may run into a problem if your really impressive work experience happened two or three teaching jobs back. Learn how to avoid […]

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How would you deal with an angry parent?

Updated :: 2015/08

Do you know how you would answer the following teacher interview question: How would you deal with an angry parent? It is important that the response you give to the job interview question is truthful, relevant to the position, and shows value to the school district. The following could be a possible answer… or it […]

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