- 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
3.Demonstrate clear passion. The best way to do this is to figure out your teaching philosophy: why do you teach in the first place? Personally, I really care about teaching government and social science because I want my students to become empowered political actors, able to articulate their voices and know how to effect change. Why am I so crazy passionate about this “empowerment” thing? Largely from the experiences I have conducting research as a graduate student. By understanding why I’m teaching and why I feel that way about teaching, I am able to articulate that passion in my application materials, which shows me to be a genuine, enthusiastic, and reflective person.
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