Teacher Brochure

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  1. laceyk8

    laceyk8 Rookie

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    I am planning on creating a teacher brochure to take to interviews. (Thanks to the suggestions of wonderful teachers on these forums) I will be a first year teacher so I don't have any photos to include, so instead I was going to include quotes about me from students, supervisors, etc. I'm wondering what would be the proper way to quote them, especially the students, since normally you aren't supposed to use their personal info. Should I just put student? Or would using just their first name be acceptable?

    Also, what should I include in the brochure, I'm trying to make sure it isn't too similar to my resume and portfolio.
     
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  3. newteacher14

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    Do you have any pictures you could put at all? From student teaching or subbing, or you could even just make something so the brochure is more visually appealing.
     
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    I would put their grade (eg. "blah blah blah" -Fifth Grader)
     
  5. luv2teach444

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    I would put first name & grade or first initial, last name & grade
     
  6. ahodge79

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    Here is an idea that has gotten rave reviews from admin- make an infographic about yourself. Go to easel.ly
     
  7. luv2teach444

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    looks cool - but I can't imagine what kind of info to put on there -don't have any graphs,etc
     
  8. ACinTexas

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    Re: infographic, do you suggest using one of the templates? If so, which one? Can you give some specifics of info or strategies you have seen or heard about?

    These look really neat!
     
  9. tiki421

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    Ahodge79- what did you put in your infograph? I am interested in doing this.. but not sure what I would put in it
     
  10. vateacher757

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    ^^^^
    Ditto to the above on infograph.
     
  11. ahodge79

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    I put in my degrees, credential, years of experience (with that title but using little people to signify the years), volunteer positions (using a symbol to represent each position). I didn't use any of my "own" graphics. I used their graphic of a person and a speaking bubble to put in a quote from letter of rec. They have a lot to use or you can find lots online to upload. I made kind of a tree chart of a teaching philosophy (just bullet points). Like "children" as the header and then subhead "have" "can" "need" and then words under that (based on thinking maps) Contact info on top. I think I did start with a template, but changed it a lot.

    I tried to put in a picture
    let me see if this works...
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B69ZGBzoO1vDMnlKNlF4ZHQ3aTJFUllsNEtCNlprdS1ZVGtF/view?usp=sharing
     
  12. Stlteach89

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    As creative and amazing as you think the idea is, I have been interviewing for a few years. I have interviewed for 30 minutes and came out seeing another interview candidate waiting. A lot of times interview panels don't care about brochures or portfolios because of time restraints. I guess it can't hurt if you pass it out after an interview, though. Just make sure it is flawless.
     
  13. teacherintexas

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    The secret to having test scores, brochures, or portfolios make an impact in interviews is to actually use them when answering questions. I have been in interviews with round robin questions and my answer using photos or results would often prompt another interviewer to ask an "off-list" question and the interview becomes a conversation. A couple hours later, I get a job offer.
     
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    I did use my portfolio to back up questions to my last interview and it made me feel more comfortable. However, they never asked to see it. I feel like it didn't make a difference one way or another. I still got the job. Guess it can't hurt.
     

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