Recently, our school hired a newbie teacher--fresh out of college--and an early graduate at that--only 21 years old. We also have a young career-switcher teacher, who is starting as a paraprofessional as she switches into teaching. Combining conversations I’ve had with those … [Read more...] about What questions should new teachers ask HR?
I’ve recently entered the AP universe, taking on my first AP teaching assignment, and I’ve been asked by fellow teachers, friends, and family about whether I had to have special qualifications or endorsements to teach AP courses. Based on my experience and research I’ve done, … [Read more...] about Do teachers need special qualifications to teach AP?
This past summer, I was watching my husband update his LinkedIn profile, and I wondered — as a teacher, should I have a LinkedIn profile? I’m not actively looking for a job, and I wondered, would there be professional value? Are other teachers using LinkedIn? Do teachers … [Read more...] about Should teachers join LinkedIn?
The pros and cons of joining a teachers' union You’ve probably been there — a teacher’s union representative comes around and makes a pitch to you about why you should join the teacher’s union. Then, you look at the cost and hesitate, wondering, “Do I really need to join?” … [Read more...] about Should I join the teachers’ union?
I was fortunate to get my master’s in education as a path towards teacher licensure, and I didn’t realize how valuable a master’s degree would be — I kind of just “fell into” the path, which ended up opening doors and also increasing my pay substantially. More and more of my … [Read more...] about Can I transition into a teaching career with a master’s in education?