What Principals Want A Guide For First Year Teachers by guy26

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									What Principals Want:
 A Guide For First
  Year Teachers
     Janice Traylor, Director
    Office of Field Experiences
    Kennesaw State University
        jtraylo2@kennesaw.edu
              678-797-2236
           Today’s Program

Applying for a Teaching Position
Planning for the Interview
Creating a Resume and Cover Letter
Planning Responses to Interview
Questions
Developing Confidence
ASKING QUESTIONS
WHERE ARE THE
 JOBS AND HOW
  DO I APPLY?
www.teachgeorgia.org

  Ms. Enjolia Farrington
 Georgia Professional Standards Commission
     enjolia.farrington@gapsc.com
 All Principals Want
Teachers Who Are . . .
Academically Prepared
Certified
Flexible
Happy
     The Decision to Hire
   Begins with the Application

Must be ELIGIBLE for a certificate on hire date
Experience—TOSS and Student Teaching
Extracurricular interests
Paragraph—thoughtful content, accurate
spelling and punctuation
References—Collaborating Teacher, University
Supervisor, Other.
Accurate phone number and professional email
address for you and your REFERENCES.
INTERVIEW PHONE
     CALL!
Professional MESSAGE on cell/home phone

Name and Title of interviewer
(may not be the principal)

Date and Time of interview

Thank caller
BEFORE THE ACTUAL
   INTERVIEW . . .



   PLAN
                     PLAN . . .
    COVER LETTER AND
         RESUME
          See “Resume Packet”

Look neat and professional, cream/white paper, no more than
two pages.

Make several copies, keep in folder.

Must have contact information for references: email, phone
number, mailing address
                   Plan…
  ITEMS FROM THE PORTFOLIO

Lesson Plans
Project Plans and Rubrics
Assessments
Reflections
Student Work
Any item you are especially proud of

       MAKE COPIES AND PUT IN A FOLDER
             PLAN …
Something to ask about the school
              WEB PAGE

Location of the school and drive time
      MAP QUEST/ACTUAL DRIVE

Interview Outfit
         MACY’S ONE-DAY SALE
           PLAN . . .

RESPONSES TO
 ALL SORTS OF
  QUESTIONS
See “Preparing Interview Responses:
      Being Ready for anything”
  A Planning Strategy for YOU

  Collaborate with three to five
           Colleagues

Role play an interview. Maybe video it?

Brainstorm classroom situations you could use
as examples of a great/horrible lesson,
good/bad behavior management, assessment,
accommodation and motivation of diverse
learners, use of technology, GETTING ALONG.
           Plan . . .
Questions to ask the Interviewer
What support is available for first-year teachers?
Will I have a classroom in the building or in a
mobile unit or will I float?
What kind of technology is available for
Teachers? Students? Support?
“You’ve been very thorough. I don’t have any
questions at this point.”
When do you expect to make a decision about
this position?
  The Interviewer May Ask …

Is there anything I have not asked
you that you would like to share?

IF I OFFER THE POSITION TO
YOU TODAY, WILL YOU TAKE
IT?
The Day of the INTERVIEW . . .
Take with you the school’s phone number, directions,
interviewer’s name, cell phone.

Have resume and portfolio information in a folder. Have
notes on questions to ask.

Be on TIME—not EARLY—not LATE.

Dress like you knew you were going to an interview.
                   AND . . .
Turn Off Your CELL PHONE !
Notice something in the lobby (student art work, trophies, award
plaques) or some activity going on in the building or on campus.

How does the school feel?

Greet the school secretary with a smile.

Greet interviewer with FIRM HANDSHAKE, DIRECT EYE
CONTACT, CONFIDENT BODY LANGUAGE, APPROPRIATE
VOICE LEVEL.

After the interview, thank the interviewer for the interview
opportunity.

Tell the secretary goodbye.
  EXUDE
CONFIDENCE
The Day After the Interview . . .


Hand write a thank-you note to the
interviewer.

Use professional correspondence card.

Mail to interviewer.
 ANSWERS


From the
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