Becoming a teacher means pursuing elementary teacher jobs that vary widely in duties and responsibilities. An aspiring teacher (you!) has a lot of options available for a fulfilling career as a professional educator.
"The nation is training twice as many K-5 elementary school teachers as needed each year...
"...the market is 'flooded with elementary teachers' because universities and colleges don't make the effort to match supply and demand..."
You need every advantage you can get!
Read on for my best tips and insights.
Nothing beats real-life experience
Before you even get started down the path of becoming an elementary teacher, it is ideal if you can get some real-world experience. Nearly every school system is open to volunteers in a variety of roles, from reading with kids to after-school programs.
You may have to pass a background screening, or you may have to volunteer through a separate, non-school service organization, but if you want some hands-on experience with teaching careers - and the opportunity to ask current teachers questions - you can get it with just a little effort.
There are plenty of people in this world who are not crazy about their jobs. You know that you want to work with kids, but there are so many ways to do that - even within the education establishment.
Take some time up front to confirm what role you want to play in the lives of children before becoming an educator.
Degree and teaching certificate in hand? Great! If you've come this far, there are schools and students who need you. Actually becoming an elementary teacher is the next step.
Again, according to supply and demand, this step may be more or less challenging. Regardless, you'll want to brush up your teacher cover letter, study some teacher resume templates and practice answering teacher interview questions (including over 100 sample questions ) for your interview to be fully prepared.
This website will help you with that...I've got lots of examples and templates for you to use to make the process a snap!
Basic equation for becoming a teacher: Success = Motivation + Knowledge.
Advanced equation: Rapid Success = (Motivation + Knowledge) x Lessons From Experience
You provide the first part and I'll do my best to give you the second part...without your having to repeat everything I did wrong!
Click above to like this page. Click top-left button to like entire site. Comment below!
Elementary Teacher Jobs Defined
Finding your education niche
Create Interview Opportunities with
Your Teacher Cover Letter
Your teacher cover letter is your first handshake with the interviewer
Get Great Results:
Your Elementary School Teacher Resume
Do's, don'ts and pointers for success
Get Started Right with an Elementary Teacher Resume Example
It's really not that hard to create an ideal resume if you take it one step at a time
Prepare for Interview Success!
Good judgment and concise, informative answers...here's how
100+ Sample Teacher Interview Questions
Be ready to talk about anything and everything...plus tips on how to practice
Teacher Interview Questions:
Mastering Your Responses
Practice for total confidence