- Using your Mission Statement to Establish Classroom Routines - February 27, 2017
- Why you need a Classroom Mission Statement - February 21, 2017
- Not My Secretary of Ed (Why the butt that Occupies the Federal Seat Matters to my Classroom) - January 27, 2017
- CA politician discusses willful defiance, educational priorities - October 7, 2014
- Teacher-Saving Web Tools, Part I: Differentiate reading news with Newsela and Readability - October 2, 2014
- CA Bill Addresses Suspensions and Expulsions - September 11, 2014
- Teaching Ferguson: Resources for High School - September 3, 2014
- Meet the Parents: A Young Teacher’s Back to School Night - August 28, 2014
- Minimize Homework to Maximize Your Classroom - August 22, 2014
- The State of Education: Funding Control Changes in California - February 26, 2014
2. Use evidence. In both your cover letter and resume, use stories, narratives, and specific lessons to make your points. Do not just say you do project-based learning; show it by listing a few of the projects you’ve designed (collaborative Chinese history comic book, class-created awareness campaign on teen homelessness…), and/or providing a story about how a project in your class reached a struggling student and taught you more about yourself as a teacher. Just as Common Core standards require our students to back up their claims with evidence, so must we when making the argument that we would be a valuable addition to the school.
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