» Principals’ tips for teacher interviews –I know this much is true.–

This is a rare gem in the world of interview advice.  An article actually written by principals about what they look for in actual applicants.

Also a great find because the author has personally responded to dozens and dozens of individual questions in the comments section over the past two years.  Thank you Curt Rees for your commitment to helping Prospective Educators!

» Principals’ tips for teacher interviews –I know this much is true.–.

Teaching Candidates Aplenty, but the Jobs Are Few – NYTimes.com

Sometimes it nice to find an article that confirms that what you are seeing is real.  This article, while written about New York state, definitely matches my experience in California, and to a lesser degree, in Oregon.  Don’t read the comments unless you feel the need to get angry.

Teaching Candidates Aplenty, but the Jobs Are Few – NYTimes.com.

▶ School Principals on Teacher Hiring and Employment – YouTube

This is a panel discussion of principals answering prospective teachers’ questions about interviews.  It is lengthy, and you can’t usually hear the students asking the questions, but it is great to hear real responses from principals about what they are looking for.

▶ School Principals on Teacher Hiring and Employment – YouTube.

Young People: Don’t Be Afraid to Become a Teacher! | Edutopia

These two articles take very different takes on whether or not they would even advise young people to pursue the profession of teaching.  The warning is hard to read, but I appreciate educators sharing their honest feedback.  I find it interesting that neither article really discusses the challenging job market for educators today. I think those entering this field need to be prepared for the possibility of living off what you make as a substitute while you look for full-time work.  What has been your job hunt experience?

Young People: Don’t Be Afraid to Become a Teacher! | Edutopia.

A Warning to Young People: Don’t Become a Teacher | Randy Turner.