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How to Sell Yourself by Arch Lustberg

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CHAPTER 8
Selling Yourself in the Classroom
 
 
Teachers, as do all those who speak to others as part of their jobs, often forget that the prime purpose of the teaching profession is communication. Teachers can lose sight of this within weeks of the first semester on the job because they must deal with a lot of externals that seem to have very little to do with communicating.

The Teacher as Administrator

If you’re a teacher, no sooner do you report to work than you’re faced with the realization that a teacher is not just a teacher. The job description says “teacher,” but you’re also a:
■ Warden.
■ Shrink.
■ Surrogate parent.
■ Traffic cop.
■ Records-keeper (attendance-taker, grade-recorder, paper-grader, administrative flunky).
■ Messenger.
■ Cafeteria ...

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