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School & District Management Opinion When the National Education Debate Is Too Noisy, Look Local
A local network of your peers can offer not just practical advice, but an emotional safe harbor.
Christian M. Elkington, July 28, 2021
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School & District Management How the Pandemic Is Already Changing Principal-Prep Programs
Principal-prep programs are rethinking key areas like online offerings, equity, recruitment, and district partnerships.
Denisa R. Superville, June 4, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion How Teacher Networks Can Facilitate Deeper Collaboration
Teacher Karen Martin shares the impact of networks on rural teachers and students.
Karen Martin, March 5, 2019
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Teacher Preparation Opinion COACHELLA TICKETS!! WHERE DO I SIGN??
I like to know what incentives, marketing materials, and salaries they are offering. Last year I came across the most amazing teacher recruitment advertisement ever. It was so cool, I considered going back in the classroom, packing up my family, and moving to California. Going into my 20th year, I'm vested in insurance and retirement, I may have to reconsider.
AAEE, April 17, 2018
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School Climate & Safety Opinion Networks for Learning: The Community of Practice
A practitioner's guide to designing and leading communities of practice for deep connection and powerful learning in K-12 education.
Contributing Blogger, March 30, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Opinion So You're Going to Work!!
Working within your chosen profession of Teaching will bring you many many "ah-ha" moments as you reach those students who are hard to reach can certainly be life changing experiences. Embrace these times of work, be the master of your craft, work hard and watch the fruits of your labors be plentiful.
AAEE, March 27, 2018
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Career Advice Opinion On Your Mark, Get Ready, Search! Navigating Your Job Search as a First Year Teacher
Every school and school district is unique so, do your research and do not make assumptions. Prior to your interview spend some time exploring the school website, tailor your application materials to the school culture (if you are applying to a school of the arts find ways to infuse this theme into your application materials), review the school's report card to get an understanding of the successes and challenges the schools faces.
AAEE, March 13, 2018
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—Students and educators collaborate at the Bread Loaf Teacher Network’s launch of the Next Generation Leadership Network in Ripton, Vt., in July. Photo by Teddy Anderson.
—Students and educators collaborate at the Bread Loaf Teacher Network’s launch of the Next Generation Leadership Network in Ripton, Vt., in July. Photo by Teddy Anderson.
Teaching Profession Opinion The Evolution of the Networked Educator
Thanks to digital and face-to-face networks, teachers have the capacity to be valuable collaborators with one another from potentially anywhere in the world—meaning more ways to share ideas and improve education, writes Paul Barnwell.
Paul Barnwell, November 29, 2017
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Career Advice Opinion Strategies for Making Friends in a Professional Setting
We tend to gravitate towards fun-loving people! The old adage, "Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone", is a nice way to remind ourselves of the power of laughter. To be successful, we need to go beyond fun and consciously build an environment that stimulates our professional growth.
AAEE, November 7, 2017
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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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Teacher Preparation Opinion Top 10 Reasons to Become a Teacher
On average a teacher affects 3,000 children over the course of their career. That's 3,000 lives, 3,000 smiling faces, 3,000 minds. In school kids learn so much more than math or reading.
AAEE, July 18, 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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Teacher Preparation Opinion It's Time to Get Cultured
By living and teaching abroad, there will be new sites to see and new people to meet, each one having an impact on your growth and wellbeing in their own special way. Your first time trying to navigate a new city surrounded by people who don't speak your language, might just help you relate a bit better to that EAL student you have been struggling to reach. Allowing yourself to grow will allow you to share your experiences with your students.
AAEE, June 27, 2017
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Interview Tips
Interviews to teach in America are quite similar to teaching interviews in the UK. As mentioned in our previous blog post, becoming a global citizen is important for the further development of our country and world as a whole. When interviewing for international roles, it is okay not to know how things may differ from country to country. What impresses our Head Teacher's is your curiosity and actively seeking out knowledge as to how their school may differ from where you have previously worked. We often have the belief that we can't ask these types of questions during interview, but in fact the complete opposite is what impresses our hiring managers.
AAEE, June 13, 2017
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