Brochures?

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  1. Enseignante<3

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    I've been thinking about making a brochure...

    What are your thoughts on them?
    What should I include? I'm thinking definitely philosophy and credentials but what else?
    Send it with my resume/cover letter?

    Thoughts? I'd appreciate it :D
     
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  3. Ms. I

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    Welcome to the board! :)I guess you can do a brochure if you want. Although I'm sure other applicants do this too, it shows that you went the extra mile to put it together, but I don't really see what you can add that you can't type in your cover letter, resume, &/or letter of intro or intent. Your philosophy is a good extra to put in the brochure. Maybe a sample lesson plan (shrunken down to fit). I assume this is going to be a trifold brochure as opposed to 1/2 fold right?

    I don't know what else. I personally never did this & now that I'm out of the teaching field & switching gears to a field that's in more of a high demand & more desperate for people, I don't see myself having to find ways to stand out as much.

    Good luck though!
     
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    I have a brochure and I think it's helped me get several interviews (I still need help on the actual interview part, lol). I have some pictures, a paragraph about my philosophy, some quotes from letters of rec, a section on literacy & one on technology. It's like a mini portfolio & gives them a glimpse into your teaching style a little more than a cover letter I think.
     
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    And yes, I sent it along with my resume & cover letter, along with copies of my certifications and the district application if there was one.
     
  6. maebowler

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    Yes. I'm pretty sure that is what helped me get 2 of my 3 interviews. One of the interviews has already offered me a job.

    I added the following categories on one section of the brochure:
    -why do you teach?
    -what do you teach?
    -how do you teach?
    -how do you measure your effectiveness?

    I have my contact information and a quote that represents my classroom. I also put future goals on the brochure. Other than that, most of the information is from my resume.
     
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    Thanks for the help! I'm definitely going to start working on one, even if it's too late for the start of the school year :)
     
  8. HWilson

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    I gave out brochures when searching for a job and everyone seemed impressed. I would give each interviewer a brochure. I can't remember clearly what I had on there but I think I had my education backgroud (the university I attended and the school I internshiped with) my philosophy of teaching, my strengths ...

    I say do it!! :)
     

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