RESUME WRITING TIPS TEACHER RESUMES
- A teacher’s resume is very different from a business resume.
- An Objective section is optional because a teacher can only apply for a position they are certified to teach.
- The Education section is always listed at the top of the teacher resume even if there’s extensive teaching experience.
- The Certifications category is listed second from the top, just under the Education section. If you switch the order it would still work.
- A profile or summary is not necessary to include on a teacher resume.
- The standard format for a teacher resume is chronological. It is common to see the dates in the left margin instead of the right margin the way a business resume is typically designed.
- Unlike a business resume, a teacher resume does not need to tell an elaborate back story or get too deeply involved in personal branding.
- Achievements are always important no matter what the occupation is. The difference, however, focuses on lesson plans and exciting projects.
- Other things that are included on a teacher resume include the types of assessments (anecdotal, running records), types of students (general education, special education), type of classroom (inclusion, self-contained), and teaching strategies (cooperative education, buddy system, scaffolding, teach teaching, small group, whole class, one-on-one, Circle Time, classroom debates, visual, tactile, auditory, push in, pull out, etc.)