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How to Nail the Interview for a Teaching Position – Nail #2: Know Your Common Core

How to Nail the Interview for a Teaching Position – Nail #2: Know Your Common Core

This is the second installment of the Nailing your Teacher Interview series. The first nail – Make Building Positive Relationships – can be found here. Again, my goal is to better prepare you for what you can expect in an interview for a teaching position. Here is Nail #2: Know your Common Core. The Common […]

The Awesome Power to Re-Label

The Awesome Power to Re-Label

I spoke to a student recently who was sent to me because he had been disruptive in class. Something he said stuck with me. As the Assistant Principal, I often deal with students who are getting into trouble. After we spoke about his bad decisions, I said, “You’re a good kid. You just…” Before I […]

How to Nail the Interview for a Teaching Position – Nail #1: Positive Relationships

How to Nail the Interview for a Teaching Position – Nail #1: Positive Relationships

As the new Assistant Principal of the school where I taught for 16 years, I find myself in the exciting, but pressure-filled role where I have to interview candidates for teacher positions. Recently, I spent an entire day conducting interviews for two teaching positions at my school. I was one of a panel of six […]

California Teachers Summit – What a Great Experience

California Teachers Summit – What a Great Experience

I had the pleasure of attending the California Teachers Summit in Pasadena. It was a great experience. Over 15,000 teachers and school administrators attended the 33 locations where the event took place. Although there was a satellite site in my school district, I wanted to be at the main site – Pasadena. I was impressed […]