About This Chapter
Teacher Career Information Resources - Chapter Summary
Are you a current teacher seeking your graduate degree while you're working? Are you looking to understand more about educational technology? Or maybe you're simply in search of some ideas that will give you more 'me' time during the school year. Make the most of your teaching career with the help of these lessons. With this chapter, you will learn the following:
- What a teaching philosophy is and how to write one
- Ways to best manage your time
- The pros and cons of teacher unions
- How to care for yourself during a busy school year
- What to look for and what to do when visiting a teacher job fair
- How to write a dissertation proposal and a dissertation
- How to integrate technology in the classroom
- What a teaching portfolio is and how to put one together
- Steps to follow when resigning from a teaching position
How It Helps
- Emphasizes career development: Discusses effective strategies to make you a better teacher, addressing such topics as time management and personal care.
- Builds technological awareness: Makes using educational technology easier and less intimidating.
- Assists those looking for a teaching job: Read helpful tips about how to use a teaching portfolio when applying for jobs and how to successfully visit a teacher job fair.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Write your own teaching philosophy
- Create an effective teaching portfolio
- Implement technological tools in the classroom
- Find ways to take personal time for yourself throughout the school year
- Understand the good and bad things about a teacher union
- Apply effective time management methods
1. How to Write a Teaching Philosophy
Many teaching job applications require the teacher to articulate a teaching philosophy. In order to do successfully complete this task, teachers should craft a personal philosophy that is supported in research-based theory and personal practice. This lesson will give you some tips for how to write your own philosophy.
2. Teaching Philosophy Statement: Definition & Examples
Often, teaching job applications will ask you to include a statement of philosophy. This lesson will explain what a teaching philosophy is and offer you some examples of how to go about writing one.
3. Creating a Teaching Portfolio
Many teaching job applications or interviews will ask you to share your teaching portfolio. This lesson gives you ideas about how to make your teaching portfolio great.
4. Time Management Tips for Teachers
Teaching is a difficult job, and requires that teachers work incredibly long hours. Therefore, it is vitally important that teachers learn good time management. Check out a few of these tips.
5. Teacher Unions: Pros & Cons
In this lesson, current and prospective educators and school support staff will learn about the possible advantages and disadvantages of joining a teacher union.
6. Self-Care for Teachers
In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for taking care of the one thing that always seems to get pushed to the back burner when you're a teacher: you.
7. Teacher Job Fair Tips
Headed to a teacher job fair? Before you go, read this lesson to learn what potential employers will be looking for and what you can do to stand out in a crowd.
8. Tech Tips for Teachers
If you are feeling a bit apprehensive about integrating more technology into your teaching, have no fear! This article will discuss some tried-and-true tips for both the beginning and veteran teacher looking to integrate technology in meaningful ways.
9. How to Resign from a Teaching Job
Resigning from a teaching job can be an emotional experience as well as a logistically challenging one. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to resign.
10. How to Write a Dissertation
If you are about to write your dissertation, you might be overwhelmed by the daunting task in front of you. This lesson gives you some tips for writing a strong and efficient dissertation.
11. How to Write a Dissertation Proposal
Writing a dissertation proposal is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking parts of many graduate students' careers. This lesson will help lower your stress threshold by walking you through the procedure.
12. Life Skills Teacher Interview Questions
Are you interviewing for a job as a life skills teacher? This lesson will help you get ready by giving you a sense of some likely interview questions and how you might wisely respond to them.
13. Self-Evaluation in Teaching: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will examine some methods that teachers can use to self-evaluate their professional practice so that professional development opportunities can be targeted to meet their needs.
14. Self-Evaluation Form for Teachers Example
As teachers, it is important for us to constantly reflect on our own practice and set professional goals. This self-evaluation form will help you think about your strengths and struggles as a teacher.
15. Interview Questions For A Teacher Of The Visually Impaired
If you're trying to get a job as a teacher of the visually impaired, you want to do a good job thinking about your interview. This lesson gives you some ideas of questions you might be asked as you interview for such a job.
16. Understanding STEM Education Lesson Plan
This lesson plan can be used to teach your students about STEM education. A video lesson defines terms and describes its importance. Then, students create their own STEM lesson and take a quiz.
17. Writing Feedback to Students Lesson Plan
Written feedback is an essential teaching tool. This lesson plan highlights important strategies for providing written feedback with the help of a video lesson before an activity puts theory into practice.
18. Direct Instruction Lesson Plan
Direct instruction is possibly the most common teaching method. This lesson plan explores the nuances of this teaching method with the help of a video lesson. An activity asks students to demonstrate what they've learned.
19. Curriculum Design Lesson Plan
This lesson looks at the concept of curriculum design and the key aspects needed to design a solid curriculum. It provides activities that allows students to create a real-world curriculum using backward design theory, developing a curriculum grid, developing big questions, and focusing on real student needs.
20. How to Become a National Board Certified Teacher
Teachers seeking National Board certification undergo an extensive process after meeting certain prerequisites. Read on to learn about certification requirements and procedures as well as some resources for teachers seeking this certification.
21. NBPTS Renewal Requirements
You can use this article to learn about the renewal requirements of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). You'll be able to explore each component of this renewal process and find several resources that can help you prepare.
22. What are the National Board Certification Areas for Teachers?
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards offers voluntary certification to educators who want to demonstrate their teaching expertise. Explore the certification areas and learn what's required to earn these credentials.
23. What are the NBPTS Core Propositions?
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) defines five core propositions that reflect the skills and commitment expected of Board-certified educators. Read on to find out what these expectations are and how to obtain NBPTS certification.
24. What are the NBPTS Standards?
NBPTS Standards go above and beyond what's required for state-issued teacher licensure. Read on to learn about these standards and what they require of teachers in different academic specializations.
25. What is National Board Certification?
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification is a voluntary credential for educators. Learn about the National Board and how this certification may benefit both teachers and their students.
26. Career Planning Activities for Students
The career planning activities in this asset support students in multiple grade levels as they embark on the daunting task of choosing a future career. Students will examine, explore, and plan their career options.
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