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Posts Made By: BritishPanda
Board: The VENT 04-10-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By BritishPanda
This happens with every profession it seems. I...

This happens with every profession it seems. I think people see single people as the perfect reason to dump everything on them since they don't have kids. I've seen this happen to a lot of people and...
Board: The VENT 08-18-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Less family business and more hiring alumni

Around here, its more of where you went to school as well as who you know. My mom's district made it clear they are only hiring people who are alumni to the high school. I've seen this happen in...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Document! Document! Document!

What kind of handicap does this new teacher have that she can't do her own work? I agree with you and not trust this person if she pulls the victim card then document everything you do. This way if...
Board: The VENT 07-20-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By BritishPanda
The idea of social media is connecting

Social media is one of the things we use that is a catch-22. The entire idea of all social media is connecting with other people. That is what many platforms are built on. However at the same time it...
Board: The VENT 07-20-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Social media is a catch-22 situation

First, it is really hard for schools to control what is going on in social media. Some schools don't use social media while others do. Therefore the intervention some schools have varies. I've seen...
Board: Career Decisions 06-24-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Pick the route best for you

@SpeedLimit62 I understand and agree what you are saying. Tech is one of those areas you really love or hate. However I recommend everyone should try it out just once in order to see which if it is...
Board: Career Decisions 06-24-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Start with the foundation

I just wrote a blog post about this oddly enough. You can check it out at http://britishpandachick.com/10-takeaways-2017-year-webinar/ which talks about the steps Skillcrush suggested in one of their...
Board: The Job Search 06-16-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Focus on the positives as hard as it can be

I'm sorry you had a terrible year.

I suggest leaving the placement on your resume. Without it you'll have an unexplained gap and that could work against you. Instead I'd leave it on your resume...
Board: Career Decisions 06-15-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By BritishPanda
How to put a positive spin

I suggest being honest, but being positive as you look forward. You want to admit what happened, but not go into details. Instead spin the conversation on what you are planning on doing next. Are you...
Board: The Job Search 06-07-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Check with colleges and universities

I recommend visiting the college website first to read about the college of education and student teaching services. You can also find contact info there and can e-mail them letting them know you are...
Board: Career Decisions 05-30-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Networking, informal interviews, and skills

Regardless of what career you are looking for, finding a job today becoming more about who you know and what skills you have. Employers are looking to see what results you have given and what you can...
Board: The Job Search 05-25-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Glad to help!

No problem. Hope this helps everybody.
Board: The Job Search 05-24-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Elevator pitch

Ashley Stahl did a webinar a while ago about this topic and this is what she recommends. She says for this question you do your elevator pitch. She breaks down this pitch into 4 parts.

1. Story...
Board: The VENT 05-18-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By BritishPanda
There is only one reason that matters

Don't focus on the negative. Yes there are plenty of negative things about teaching. However all that matters is your own reason why you want to teach. If you love it, then that's all that matters....
Board: Future Teachers 05-17-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Start building up your experiences.

I believe you can get an education technology specialist position without being a licensed teacher. It will be challenging, but chances are there are people somewhere in the world that were able to...
Board: Future Teachers 05-04-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By BritishPanda
How did you find out?

So let me get this straight. A teacher you observed was told by students that you said she was a terrible teacher and you are now being kicked out of a program bc she called your college. All this...
Board: The Job Search 05-04-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Keep trying!

Your student teaching experience sounds similar to many teachers I know including my own so I can understand you background. Are you using that teacher for student teaching as a reference? If you...
Board: Future Teachers 04-25-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Student teaching is not accurate

Colleges and teacher prep programs are mostly to blame for this. If anything, they put too much emphasis on one experience instead of looking at all experiences a student teacher might have done....
Board: Future Teachers 04-21-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BritishPanda
It varies

I student taught back in 2010 and a lot of has changed since then. It seems that colleges are giving their students more work to do than when I was in a teacher education program. During my program,...
Board: Future Teachers 04-21-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Take advantage of field experiences

Teaching is a lot of trial by error. You learn a lot when you actually are given the chance to teach and work with students so that will determine what grade level is best for you. During my college...
Board: The Job Search 04-18-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Some answers for you

This advice is a lot of the things I've learned from hiring managers in tech, but I think this can be applied for teaching jobs as well.

Questions for resume:
1. Should I do functional vs....
Board: Career Decisions 04-09-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By BritishPanda
I understand

I was in your shoes too so I understand how you (and many others) are feeling right now. I agree with the back to school part. I was considering it and my family initially pushing me to go that...
Board: Career Decisions 04-08-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Depends on your interests and goals

There are a bunch of careers that hire people with teaching degrees. It all depends on your transferable skills you have and interests. I recommend thinking about what skills you do have and what you...
Board: The VENT 04-06-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By BritishPanda
That happens alot here.

I live in Ohio and around my hometown, the districts all do this. They hire a newbie for 1-2 years then they let them go in favor of new ones. The only ones that remain are teachers who have been...
Board: The VENT 03-27-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By BritishPanda
Wow!

This story reminds me of this one student my friend had during a field experience. My friend paired up students for an activity and she put this really smart student with a girl who speaks English as...



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