now and WERF:
Read through the WERF information on the web site and compile a
folder of items you will need to bring to WERF.
2. Practice talking about teaching. Make sure that
you can answer the following questions in a professional way that
communicates who you are as an educator and as a person. It may
be helpful to write out brief answers to these questions so that
you have an abbreviated "script" to practice with.
your teaching style.
What is your philosophy of teaching/education?
What can you contribute to the school system?
Why would you be a successful teacher?
What have you learned from your teaching experiences (practicums,
What courses/subjects are you competent/qualified to teach?
What do you want to be doing 5 or 10 years from now?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Why do you want to teach?
Think about which geographical locations you are most interested
in and research the school districts in those areas.
4. Fine tune your resume and portfolio.
5. Make copies of completed applications for reference in case you need to complete an application at the fair.
6. Prepare a DRAFT thank-you note to use as a guide to write notes to district administrators you meet with.
To Bring To WERF:
1. Many copies of your resume.
2. Information to use to complete application forms such as copies
of completed applications and written answers to the teaching questions
3. Two or more pens with either black or dark-blue ink to use on
applications and for note-taking.
4. Copies of other material that demonstrate your work as a professional
educator like a teaching portfolio.
1. Get a good night's sleep
2. Eat before you come to the fair. Food will not be sold at the event. Plan ahead to pack a snack or bring a beverage.
3. Dress professionally
4. Wear comfortable shoes