Writing the Best Resume for Special Education Teaching Positions

Updated :: 2015/03

by Candace Alstad - Davies on March 2, 2015

special educationWhen trying to obtain a teaching job, your resume is vitally important.  Very few people like writing resumes, as it can be tedious and tiresome.  However, it is important to remember that your resume is the next thing that a prospective employer sees after your cover letter.  If you have a lack-luster resume, you can jeopardize your chances of obtaining the position you desire. That is why writing the best resume for special education teaching positions is so important.

When trying to obtain a special education teaching position, you need to write a quality resume that really highlights your experience and qualifications for the job.  Hiring committees are looking for a reliable, knowledgeable person when hiring Special Education teachers. Here are a few key things that will ensure you write the right kind of resume for special education teaching. [click to continue…]

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Questions To Ask About Overseas Teaching Jobs

Updated :: 2015/03

by Candace Alstad - Davies on March 2, 2015

overseas teaching jobsAre you considering taking a teaching job abroad?  For many, teaching abroad is a great opportunity to see the world – there are questions to ask about overseas teaching jobs before making a decision. While it is exciting and full of adventure, it is important to keep in mind that teaching is a formidable task.  Before your eagerness to escape your mundane life takes over and you accept a job too hastily, consider asking the following questions regarding the international teaching position. Use your future school’s answers to determine if the job is really something you can commit to, or if you should keep on searching:

• How many international teachers are employed at your school?
Are you comfortable being the only foreign teacher in a school?  If not, make sure that you select a school that employs a number of international teachers.  This can be particularly important if you are working in a country in which you do not speak the local language.  It could be quite lonely to spend extensive periods of time without communicating with others who speak your language, so be selective in your choice. [click to continue…]

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How Will You Improve Students Writing Abilities?

Updated :: 2015/02

by Candace Alstad - Davies on February 26, 2015

interviewHere is a sample teacher job interview question that will help you to better prepare for your next teaching job interview: How will you improve students writing abilities?

Have a look at these ideas for a possible answer to tailor your own response… Remember to use examples in your answers as they help to increase the strength of your response. It also serves to build credibility with the interviewer. How Will You Improve Students’ Writing Abilities?

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Certain Skills are Necessary to Obtain a Special Education Job

Updated :: 2015/02

by Candace Alstad - Davies on February 23, 2015

special educationSpecial Education is a rapidly growing sector of the education field. The number of students requiring special education services has increased because students with special needs are identified earlier and there is an increase in acceptance of services necessary. As the special needs student population grows, school districts need to hire more teachers to provide services for these students. And certain skills are necessary to obtain a special education job. The Occupational Outlook Handbook states that the number of special education teachers required will increase by 17% from 2008 – 2018.

If you are ready to apply for special education teaching jobs, be sure to consider the steps needed to increase the chance of being selected for vacant positions. When districts hire special education teachers, they are looking for certain attributes, skills, certifications, experiences, and accomplishments. If you make sure that you possess these traits, you will be a more desirable candidate and will be more likely to be selected for the position. [click to continue…]

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How To Get Students Focused Or Engaged On A Lesson

Updated :: 2015/02

by Candace Alstad - Davies on February 23, 2015

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How To Get Students Focused Or Engaged On A Lesson

Targets are very important to re-engage a student who is just starting to lose focus. If you have a student who is messing around, off task, or being mildly disruptive, it may well be that he’s just not clear about what he’s supposed to be doing; he may be confused, he may have misheard, or he may just be a bit bored. An excellent way to get this student back on track is to define a very clear work target for him to achieve, and set a time limit for him to do so by.

Tell him personally without disrupting the rest of the class that you want him to get to a certain point in the task by a specific time. Make sure that when you give him his target, that you clearly explain and define it for him as these students may be confused as to what they are supposed to be doing. The target will give him something to work towards and will also remind him that you’re supporting him and care about his progress. It also provides him with very clear directions as to how to succeed in your lesson as well as a very clear objective as to what he should be accomplishing. Boys in particular work much better when

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What Is The Role of a Principal?

Updated :: 2015/02

by Candace Alstad - Davies on February 19, 2015

what is the role of a principalDo you know how to answer this teacher interview question: What is the role of a principal?

You could be asked this job interview question in either a teacher interview or a principal interview, so you should have a solid response prepared for it. Here are some ideas to help you tailor your answer to increase your chances of receiving a teaching job offer. Consider the following when answering this question.

“I think that the role of a vice principal includes supporting the principal and completing tasks assigned by him or her; handling student discipline (usually); assisting with faculty meetings and teacher observations; monitoring playgrounds and other school sites; interacting with parents; ordering supplies; coordinating student events; attending administrative meetings with or in place of the principal; handling truancy; advising the PTA, and, sometimes, chairing the Student Study Team for Special Education Placement.” I think that the role…

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Research the School District Before Your Interview

Updated :: 2015/02

Do not forget to research the school district before your interview. This is a very important step of interview preparation. You will want to know basic information about the school district so that your answers to the interview questions can relate to the district. You want to look like you came prepared for the interview, […]

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Benefits of Cold Calling for a Teaching Position

Updated :: 2015/02

Are you aware of the benefits of cold calling for a teaching position? When looking for a teaching position, most teachers opt for the traditional method. The traditional method is looking through online job boards, newspapers, and district websites to find advertised job openings. This method can be fruitful and end up with you gaining […]

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Upon what basis do you believe school priorities should be established?

Updated :: 2015/02

Do you know how to answer this difficult principal interview question: Upon what basis do you believe school priorities should be established? 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… […]

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Networking In The Field of Education

Updated :: 2015/02

While most institutions try to hide it, it is quite difficult to get a teaching job in various school districts.  Networking in the field of education is paramount to a successful job search. For years, a number of teachers tend to leave their jobs as they get older which, in turn, creates vacant positions for […]

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