Nathaniel Mashburn

Getting hired for a teaching position is definitely going to be an interesting thing to do and will be an interesting job market we as future educators will be entering as we will have a surplus of jobs and not enough people more than likely. Regardless I still think these tips and tricks are very good practices to live by and will help you immensely. Actually listening to the person conduction your interview for example is so simple yet so crucial in the process of finding a job. As well as in general creating a welcome environment for your interviewer and most importantly maintaining eye contact with said employer and asking the correct kind of questions. These correct questions can not only help improve your possibility of acquiring the job but can also lead you to in general having a much better understanding of the position you are being offered.

I enjoyed the most the reading centered around how to order ones classroom for the first day of history learning this reading really spoke to me. Mostly the idea that we are teaching a new kind of history class as opposed to the drab fact memorization that the student is used too. With this “new” brand of history students will finally have an answer to there most important historical question “who cares?”. This question fundamentally with all history must be used and remembered or else there is no point to the course itself. I ask this question to myself when faced with new historical information as not all periods are created equal and some matter more to our current eras than others. It is also a great tool to use in creating lessons as the “who cares doctrine” as I call it helps you to arrive to the conclusion that you want your students to arrive at and if you find yourself not caring than you know to tweak and or scrap the lesson. Overall I believe that this practice is an essential tool in any educators arsenal and is the most integral tool in the history teachers arsenal of education. As giving our students a great education and something to think about is really our whole job.