Podcast

Ep 58 It’s time to start planning for the end of the year

Many new teachers are just trying to make it to the end of the year in one piece so that they can finally welcome summer break. But before we can hit happy hour and celebrate, we need to plan it out. Here are the four areas you need to start taking action on now so…

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Ep 57 How to highlight your strengths while answering any interview question

During an interview, it’s important to find a way to showcase our strengths. But how can we do it without necessarily bragging, and how can we do it in the context of the questions? Similarly, if you’re asked about a negative experience in your teaching, how can you frame your answer to put you in…

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Ep 56 How to answer authentically while still impressing in job interviews

New teachers looking for that first teaching job are often worried about their lack of experience when doing their first round of interviews. How can they talk about their experiences when they’ve only finished student teaching? Should they be upfront or pad their experiences? Rick Mohrien explains how newer teachers can still be authentic while…

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Ep 55 What to say in an interview when you don’t know the answer to a question

So you’ve sent in your resume, and finally got a call for an interview. AWESOME! You put on your most professional-looking outfit, walk in tall, shake hands firmly, and finally sit down for those questions. But what if you don’t know the answer to a question? What should you say? Should you lie? What if…

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Ep 54 Your resume and education aren’t the most important factors when landing a teaching position

Teachers often spend quite a bit of time polishing and perfecting their resumes, but is that what really gets them a job? What if a teacher has limited experience – do they still have a shot when they’re up against more seasoned veterans? Resumes are only one small factor in the hiring process (but PLEASE…

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