Suggestions for Developing Education Resumes
- The quality of your classroom performance is the information of greatest interest to the education employer. Frame your experiences by briefly describing the unique characteristics of schools you have worked in.
- If your supervising teacher is very skilled or knowledgeable in a
particular area, mention it.
- Employers are very interested in your classroom management ability.
Address that issue. Illustrate how you managed or improved classroom climate, individual or
group behaviors. Did positive academic gains result from your interventions?
- If you demonstrated initiative in trying to solve a classroom or
instructional problem, note what you did and how you did it.
- If you are having difficulty deciding what to include about your teaching,
think about what you are most proud of having done. Develop that by thinking about skills,
knowledge, and personal attributes used and why it gave you satisfaction.
- It is not enough to say, at a general level, what you have done. All
teachers do many of the same things. You must distinguish yourself by illustrating what you
know and how effectively you can apply that knowledge to learning, how well you work with students,
colleagues, and parents, how motivated you are to continue your professional development and how
committed you are to teaching.