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Old 04-25-2018, 06:15 PM
 
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It has been a long time since I've needed to update my resume but a school near me may have a few openings this year so I want to be ready. My problem is that my resume currently flows onto a third page (big no-no, i know!). I have taught at three different schools and in four different grade levels. I have bullet points specific to each grade level but then I have bullet points that fall into all of those grade levels. How can I change it so that whomever reads my resume doesn't have to read the same thing over and over again? I don't want them to think I did something (like plan lessons according to state standards) in one grade level but not the other. Does that even make sense? Any other advice on resumes are welcome. There will likely be hundreds, maybe even thousands, of applicants for a few positions. I'd like to stand out (doesn't everyone? )

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I would condense it this way

ABC school
2nd, 3rd, 5th grade
Bullet
Bullet
Bullet

This way it shows you accomplished these things at this school

This would be much longer
ABC School
2nd grade
Bullet
Bullet Bullet
3rd grade
Bullet
Repeat bullet from 2nd grade
Bullet
5th grade
Bullet
Repeat
Repeat
Bullet
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I like teachnkids' idea. I have also taught at three schools and only put things that I consider to be special/unique or accomplishments as bullet points. I think something like "planned lessons according to state standards" is assumed- of course everyone should be doing that. My resume fit on one page.
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What teachnkids said. That's exactly what I do (she's so smart!). I have also held several positions within each school and I write it out just like that. Good luck!
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Thank you! My resume now looks like your second example. So if something is specific to one grade level, I just mention it in the bullet?

ABC School
2nd, 3rd, 5th grade
-Planned and executed lessons according to state standards
-Collaborated with the art teacher, first grade partner teacher, and a local to provide students with a field trip program in which we used the museum as an extension of our classrooms

Should I somehow mention how many years I taught each grade?


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Thank you so much for all of your responses!

I've been revamping but I'm still struggling (it doesn't help that I keep thinking of things to add!). I have the following three bullets under each of the three schools I've taught in. Is there anyway to combine them so they aren't repeated? Or do you think they should be nixed all together?

Planned and executed lessons for Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies according to the state standards
Collaborated and co-taught with special education teachers and paraprofessionals to ensure all students received necessary accommodations and modifications according to their individualized education plans and 504 plans ensuring their academic and social success
Used data from district and state assessments to individualize instruction and raise student scores ()

Thanks so much for your thoughts!
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This is what I would put:


Planned and executed lessons for all subject areas in accordance with the state standards
Collaborated and co-taught with special education team to ensure students received necessary accommodations to ensure academic and social success
Used different data points to individualize instruction
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Thank you so much for your advice!

Do you think it's okay for me to put those three bullets under the first school only? Then it would be assumed I also did those things at the other two schools?

Doing that allowed me to fit everything on two pages.

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