Career Advice

Tips and strategies about looking for a new school job and advice on how to improve in your current position.
  • Career Advice Opinion Don't forget to FOLLOW UP
    Once you make a great first impression, keep the ball rolling with effective follow-up!
    AAEE, August 22, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion 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.
    AAEE, August 14, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion Three Steps for Teacher Fair Preparation
    Even though teacher fairs typically happen around February or March of each year, it is helpful to consider way for making the most out of a teacher fair by preparing for this important networking event ahead of time. Review the following keys to successful teacher fair preparation and visit your career coach at your university's Career Services center for any additional questions and advice.
    AAEE, August 1, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion 7 Musts for a Great Interview
    Remember, all interviews are not created equal. This is especially true for a teaching interview. While there is no one way to say exactly how your interview will go, we've got some tips from top Human Resources personnel, Principals and teachers to help you ace your interview and stand out as a top candidate.
    AAEE, July 5, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion Learning Lessons for the Classroom: Attending an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program
    Learning and implementing age appropriate practices have greatly improved the daily atmosphere in my classroom, and have guided me to become a better educator. A day in the life of an early childhood educator in a child care center typically consists of a meticulously well-planned day of fostering education-via-play that meets the needs of each individual child.
    AAEE, April 11, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion Rethinking Child Care Teacher Preparation in Louisiana
    Many enter the field of child care because of their love for children...and love for children is certainly very important in this field. However, providing high quality early learning experiences for our youngest children requires more than love. Among other things, it requires an understanding of child development as well as skill in working with families, humor, and a healthy dose of patience!
    AAEE, April 4, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion The Letter of Intent
    The phrase "letter of intent" has multiple meanings depending upon the person using the terminology. Letters of intent in your job search can be considered the same as "application letters" or "cover letters".
    AAEE, March 27, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion Highlighting Experiences on Your Resume
    Diverse experiences can count. Teachers do indeed spend a lot of time in the classroom instructing a subject. However, spending time with diverse audiences will help you prepare for your career. Diversity includes culture, religion, and thought. Learning something different gives you depth of knowledge, and an appreciation of others. Consider study abroad, service projects or learning a skill that stretches you.
    AAEE, March 7, 2017
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    Career Advice Opinion MEET YOUR BRAND
    Today, take ten minutes to create--or better manage--your personal branding campaign. Make this a 3-4 times a week habit and you'll be building a solid, professional reputation in no time. A few ideas to get your started:
    AAEE, January 24, 2017
    2 min read
    Career Advice E-Book So You Want to Be a Teacher?
    From tips on starting your job search, to effectively using professional references, to preparing for interviews, we’ve got you covered.
    January 1, 2017
    Career Advice Opinion LEGACY AS AN EDUCATOR
    I remember my first year teaching and my first superstar moment in Wal-Mart. Every teacher has this moment. Your superstar moment is when you are walking down an aisle in a grocery store or other location, minding your own business and you hear a giggle in the background or a "that's her".
    AAEE, November 15, 2016
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    Career Advice Opinion Never Stop Learning!!
    As educators we are not paid the way professional athletes are but really, do we need to be paid every time we are asked to learn. To grow as an educator, one thing I always encourage professional educators to do is attend professional development opportunities to grow in their craft.
    AAEE, November 8, 2016
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    Career Advice Opinion Find a Mentor
    A mentor is a valuable resource in preparing for an interview. Most applicants dread the interview part of the job hunt, but a mentor is a person who can sit down and talk about what the important issues are that a hiring agent will ask about.
    AAEE, October 11, 2016
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    Career Advice Opinion Back to School: Set yourself up for career success on your college campus
    Summer is winding down and you'll soon be returning to your campus, reconnecting with friends and getting back to the college routine. Even if student teaching and graduation are a few semesters away, there are a number of things you can do to set yourself up for post-graduation success conveniently on your own campus!
    AAEE, August 2, 2016
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    Career Advice Opinion Have You Ever...
    There are endless possibilities for your education career, keep growing your personal story by adding to your "have you ever" story.
    AAEE, July 5, 2016
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