Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Job Hunt Journey Part Two: The Mini-Portfolio

Hi friends!  It's been awhile since I talked about my Job Hunt Journey, so I thought I'd take a moment to let you know how it's been going... (or how it's mostly not been going)!

The public school system is VERY difficult to get into right now out here.  Part of the problem is the public school process- in most districts in my state, every applicant is screened at the district level by a system that looks for specifics (e.g. keywords, experience), and the Hiring Managers select which candidates to send on to the school level.  So it's very hard to stand out as a new teacher.

However, private and charter schools have taken a lot more interest.  I finally have an interview next Tuesday- wish me luck!  The school was very impressed with my mini-portfolio, so I thought I'd share more about it.

I deliver this mini-portfolio in person when possible, but if not I email a PDF version to the principal along with a brief cover e-mail.  Here's what's in the mini-portfolio:

Personalized Cover Letter

Table of Contents

Here are some examples of the pages that are designed to give potential employers a look at my teaching style and classroom in action:

I hope this gives you some ideas!  AND I've uploaded an editable powerpoint of this portfolio for you to use if you like the format above.  Check it out by clicking here.

Be back soon to talk about the interview and the big professional portfolio I'm putting together to bring with me!  :)

Looking for more job tips?  Check out My Job Hunt Journey Part One for more information on cover letters, resumes, and more!

Friday, May 3, 2013

A Friday Farm Freebie

Happy Friday friends!  I can't believe another week has flown by.  Hoping to return this weekend to blog about all the fun farm stuff we've been doing, but in the meantime here's a fun freebie!

We played this great CVC Memory Game this week with farm ducks I bought at Oriental Trading, but any rubber ducks will do.  I seriously think I am going to buy all their cute theme ducks!  Grab your copy of the game by clicking the picture below.

And don't forget to check out the other great stuff at...

Freebie Fridays


Have a great weekend!