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Writing a Teacher Resume and Cover Letter to Get Results

Writing a Teacher Resume and Cover Letter to Get Results

Writing a teacher resume and cover letter to secure teaching job interviews is a skill to learn, or an easier method would be to hire a professional resume writer.

If you write your resume, you will need to uncover relevant teaching accomplishments, keywords, strengths, and display this in a visually appealing resume format, referred to as a resume template.

All teachers perform the same primary duties: developing lessons, teaching students, administering and grading tests, updating report cards, and disciplining students. What will make you stand out from the average teacher is how you write your job responsibilities on a resume.

Convey that you teach students and enlighten them and encourage them to be explorers and life-long learners.

Finding Accomplishments Referencing Creating Lesson Plans

What do you do to make your lessons unique?

Do your lessons relate to everyday life?

Are students actively involved in the material and excited to participate?

Do you use manipulatives, activities, technology, cooperative learning, thematic units, etc., instead of just dull lectures?

Under your teaching positions, including a brief description of how you make lesson plans creative and hands-on, ensuring that you can meet each student’s different goals, needs, and interests, while still accommodating various learning styles.

Assessing Student Progress to Discover Achievements

Do more than give out tests?

Do you play fun games that test students’ knowledge while keeping them active and having fun?

What do you after data is compiled and analyzed?

Do you alter lesson plans or provide one-on-one support to assists those who may still be struggling?

What about communicating results to parents?

Each school district encourages parent-teacher communication, so it is essential to include this on your resume.

Classroom management is another critical element of an educator’s job description. Instead of raising your voice to students telling them, they are misbehaving. What do you different and more productive?

Perhaps you establish a reward system for good behavior, which impacts not only individual behavior but also the whole class. Instead of negative reinforcement, do you use positive reinforcement? Explain how it influences student performance and motivation.

If you are a single subject teacher, instead of a teacher who instructs all core subjects,  communicate your knowledge area in your resume and cover letter.

How do you use teaching techniques to make the information meaningful to the students and spark their interest?

For example, a social studies teacher might incorporate current events and news clips; an English teacher may develop literature-based units and introduce reader’s or writer’s workshops; a science teacher could integrate hands-on experiments, field trips, or local environmental studies; and so forth.

Whatever you think sets you apart from your colleagues, you should include it in your resume. If you have developed new and innovative methods for enhancing the learning experience, increasing student success, or fostering a better school community, include these and a bullet point format following your job responsibilities.

Mention extra-curricular activities such as sports you coach and committees where you participated. These bullet points are also a great place to include your achievements as an instructor, including an increase in test scores, a particular student or group of students you helped, or funds you raised

Example Teaching Accomplishments

* Offered extra-curricular tutoring to prepare students for state exams; raised average math test scores from 75% to 86%.

* Developed and implemented a unit on inclusion in the classroom to make a particular education student feel welcome and end bullying.

* Organized a student-driven fundraiser that generated $5,000 for a new gymnasium.

Regardless of your specific duties and accomplishments, create a focused resume that portrays you as an outstanding and one-of-a-kind teaching professional. 

Additional Details About Our Service

Please review the sample teacher CVs and resumes we have created.

If you haven’t check out the benefits of LinkedIn, you may wish to do that now. 

After landing a teaching job interview, you may wish to brush up by reviewing these teacher job interview questions and answers.

Or educational leadership job questions and answers.

Learn more about Candace Alstad-Davies by reviewing this about me page. From that page, you can review testimonials and frequently asked questions.

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