Happy summer! If you have just completed a year in the classroom- congratulations! I hope that you take some time to enjoy the beach. If you’re on the job search for a fall position, don’t give up! Stay centered and keep on until you get the result you want.
I am also taking some time this summer to regroup and breathe and have some extremely exciting things to announce in July. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, here are some teacher resources that have come my way that I’d like to share.
1. Cleaning Up Your Digital Footprint as a Jobseeker
I found this great infographic that details clear steps jobseekers should take regarding their social media profiles before applying to jobs. I’ve blogged before about how dumb social media moves have torpedoed new teachers’ prospects, as well as confessed stories in the book about crazy behavior I’ve found online. This is easy to fix and I recommend following these steps.(Infographic courtesy of Career Savvy)
2. Free teacher professional development and college courses on Coursera
Did you know that you can take free courses specifically targeted toward teachers on Coursera online this summer? The American Museum of National History, the New Teacher Center, and the University of California, San Diego, all have courses starting this July that can help you become a better teacher. Remember: Candidates who get hired during the interview process are self-assured, present, knowledgeable about current trends in teaching. So pencil in some time to take a class in the evenings with your laptop in the backyard this July. Aiming to making yourself a better professional every day will help you get the job more than anything!