Sunday, March 31, 2019

Professor Patty Cake's ® Spring 2019 P-12 Teacher/Educator Job Fair List


Are you graduating soon and are in search of your first teaching job? Are you currently employed in a school but are looking to make a move into a new position? Chances are you have spent hours scouring the web for information about open positions only to be directed to sites with inaccurate information. Wouldn't you love to find out about open positions directly from the schools/school districts who are hiring? If so, then attending a job fair might be just the type of job search tool you are looking for.


Job fairs offer candidates, like you, the opportunity to connect face-to-face with schools/school districts who are looking to hire educators for their open teaching positions. Recruiters at job fairs come knowing the most up-to-date vacancy needs of their organizations and serve as key gatekeepers in the hiring process. Impress a recruiter and you will be surprised just how quickly your resume will get into the hands of the school leader who is making the hiring decisions.


Unsure of where to find information about upcoming educator job fairs? You are in luck, we have taken the time to create the Professor Patty Cake's ® Spring 2019 P-12 Educator Job Fair List. Below you will find links to over 30 upcoming Teacher/ Educator Job Fairs. Click on the live links and be connected to job fair information pages. It's just that easy! 


Do you need resume writing, interview preparation, and/or job search assistance? If so, contact us today to learn how the team at Professor Patty Cake ® Consulting, L.L.C. can help you brand yourself effectively and increase your hireability!

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Empowering Educators; Improving Education 
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Upcoming Teacher/Educator Job Fairs Spring 2019

Sorted by date

Mesquite Independent School District, Texas Teacher Job Fair 5/4/19:

Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), Fremont, California 5/4/19:

Colorado Alternative License Teacher Job Fair 5/4/19:

Rochester, New York Teacher Job Fair 5/4/19:

North Carolina Mountain Teacher Job Fair 5/6/19:

Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina Spring Teacher Job Fair 5/6/19

Chicago Public Schools (Illinois) Teacher Job Fair 5/6/19:

Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland Recruitment Events & Job Fairs *Multiple Dates/Spring 2019:

Florida Teacher Career Fairs *Multiple Dates/Spring 2019:

Arizona Teacher Career Fairs *Multiple Dates/Spring 2019:

Northern California Virtual Teacher Job Fair 5/8 – 5/9/19

Teacher Job Fair (NYC) 5/9/19:

Wayne State Teacher Job Fair, Detroit, Michigan 5/9/19:

Arts in Education Job Fair (NYC) 5/9/19:

Brooklyn Charter Schools (NYC) Job Fair 5/11/19:

Rockdale County Public Schools (Georgia) Teacher Job Fair 5/11/19:

Texas Region 13 Teacher Job Fair 5/13/19:

Delaware Charter School Job Fair 5/14/19:

Teacher Job Fair Los Angeles, California 5/16/19:

Wake County Public Schools, Raleigh, North Carolina Teacher Job Fair 5/18/19:

Broward County Schools, Florida Teacher Recruitment Fair 5/18/19 * Virtual Option Available

Boston, Massachusetts Teacher Job Fair 5/28/19:

Harlem Children’s Zone (NYC) Job Fair 6/1/2019:

Pinellas County Schools (Florida) Teacher Job Fair 6/4/19:

Teach Palm Beach, Florida Teacher Recruitment Fair 6/6/19:

Savannah, Georgia Teacher Recruitment Event 6/7/19:

South Carolina Virtual Teacher Job Fair 6/7/19:

Region 4(Texas) Gulf Coast Teacher Job Fair 6/11-6/12/19:

Dallas Independent School District, Texas Teacher Job Fair 6/13/19:

National Teacher Job Fair 7/16/19 (located in Pennsylvania):

National Teacher Job Fair 10/24/19 (located in Virginia)

Sorted by location

Arizona
Arizona Teacher Career Fairs *Multiple Dates/Spring 2019:

California
Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), Fremont, California 5/4/19:

Northern California Virtual Teacher Job Fair 5/8 – 5/9/19

Teacher Job Fair Los Angeles, California 5/16/19:


Colorado
Colorado Alternative License Teacher Job Fair 5/4/19:

Delaware
Delaware Charter School Job Fair 5/14/19:

Florida
Florida Teacher Career Fairs *Multiple Dates/Spring 2019:

Broward County Schools, Florida Teacher Recruitment Fair 5/18/19 * Virtual Option Available

Pinellas County Schools (Florida) Teacher Job Fair 6/4/19:

Teach Palm Beach, Florida Teacher Recruitment Fair 6/6/19:

Georgia
Rockdale County Public Schools (Georgia) Teacher Job Fair 5/11/19:

Savannah, Georgia Teacher Recruitment Event 6/7/19:

Illinois
Chicago Public Schools (Illinois) Teacher Job Fair 5/6/19:

Maryland
Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland Recruitment Events & Job Fairs *Multiple Dates/Spring 2019:

Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts Teacher Job Fair 5/28/19:

Michigan
Wayne State Teacher Job Fair, Detroit, Michigan 5/9/19:

New York
Rochester, New York Teacher Job Fair 5/4/19:

Teacher Job Fair (NYC) 5/9/19:

Arts in Education Job Fair (NYC) 5/9/19:

Brooklyn Charter Schools (NYC) Job Fair 5/11/19:

Harlem Children’s Zone (NYC) Job Fair 6/1/2019:

North Carolina
North Carolina Mountain Teacher Job Fair 5/6/19:

Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina Spring Teacher Job Fair 5/6/19

Wake County Public Schools, Raleigh, North Carolina Teacher Job Fair 5/18/19:

Pennsylvania
National Teacher Job Fair 7/16/19 (located in Pennsylvania):

Virginia
National Teacher Job Fair 10/24/19 (located in Virginia)

South Carolina
South Carolina Virtual Teacher Job Fair 6/7/19:

Texas
Mesquite Independent School District, Texas Teacher Job Fair 5/4/19:

Texas Region 13 Teacher Job Fair 5/13/19:

Region 4(Texas) Gulf Coast Teacher Job Fair 6/11-6/12/19:

Dallas Independent School District, Texas Teacher Job Fair 6/13/19:

Additional Resources
NY State Teacher Certification Process/ Workshops:

Teach Vegas (Nevada) Webinar:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Professor Patty Cake ® Professional Pointer #5- The Power of Positive Affirmations for Educators

What are "positive affirmations?"- Simple put, positive affirmations are positive statements that affirm something to be true. You can use positive affirmations, or mantras as they are also referred to, as a way to help you refocus your attention on your goals and limit your self-sabotaging inner dialogue. When crafted and used correctly, positive affirmations can serve as your own internal pep squad, cheering you on to success! Research suggests, that when repeated regularly, positive affirmations (i.e. positive self-talk) can decrease your stress level, raise your confidence, help you overcome bad habits, and significantly improve your mindset as well as your behavior.

How do you create the perfect positive affirmation?- When crafting your positive affirmation you should keep the following things in mind.

1) The positive affirmation should be worded in the present tense. For example, stating "I am" rather than "I will be."

2) The wording of a positive affirmation should be positive. (I know this seems obvious but you would be amazed at how quickly we fall into saying "I am not " rather than saying " I am")

3) A positive affirmation should be brief, specific to you and your situation, and easily remembered.

Some of examples of positive affirmations for educators and job seekers are as follows:

Educators in General
  • My students benefit from my passion and expertise.
  • I believe in my teaching skills and ability to meet the needs of my students.
  • I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on my students' lives.

Educators Seeking Jobs or Transitioning
  • I am ready and able to take the next step in my teaching career.
  • I am a skilled educator open to new professional opportunities.
  • Any school (or insert name of school) is lucky to have me as an applicant for their open position. 
30 Day Challenge- Now its your turn. Using the information provided in this post, we encourage you to create and use your own positive affirmations for 30 Days and see for yourself how the power of positive affirmation can work for you! At the end of the 30 Day Challenge, send us an email at professorpattycake@gmail.com, sharing your positive affirmation(s) and telling us how you did with the challenge. One lucky winner will be selected from those who complete the 30 Day Challenge and email us by 12:00 pm on April 15, 2019. The selected winner will receive a gift bag filled with cool educator swag (worth over $100) and have his/her story featured in our May 2019 blog post!

Good Luck!!


Intrigued by what you read here? Contact us today to learn more about our career coaching services and to connect with one of our certified career coaches!

Professor Patty Cake ® Consulting, L.L.C.
Empowering Educators; Improving Education 
1-866-932-4454
professorpattycake@gmail.com 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Professor Patty Cake ® Career Hack #104- It's Okay to Say No Way and/or Not Stay and Walk Away!!

As promised, here is the blog post that I alluded to in last month's post. This month I am talking about "It's Okay to Say No Way and/or Not Stay and Walk Away!" If you are like me and many other individuals who went into the teaching profession, you gravitated toward such a career because you enjoyed school and excelled at it as a student. In many cases our desire to please and our perseverance are what drove us to succeed in our studies. We wanted to please our teachers and our families by achieving academic success, so we worked hard and stuck with it until we mastered the content presented to us. The desire to please and our ability to persevere, although helpful to us when we were students, can at times backfire on us when we become educators because it can often lead us to say "YES" to too much and/or stay in unhealthy professional environments out of guilt and/or a fear of failure.

We have worked with countless clients who seek our services after they have become overwhelmed and burnt out in their current positions. As we progress through the career coaching process, we often find that our clients are struggling with establishing boundaries and saying "No" to unreasonable demands and unrealistic expectations. When we discover this, we give our clients the tools to:

1) Reflect on their past behavior (i.e. Identify "Yes Person" behavior)
2) Empower them to make changes to their behavior (i.e. Just Say No!)
3) Monitor their behavior on a consistent basis to ensure they do not fall back into past behavior patterns. (i.e. Avoid the"Yes Person" Slide....it's electric boogie woogie woogie)

Most importantly, we help them break free from the notions that they must please everyone and/or stay in a position that are no longer a good fit for them. We also encourage them to give themselves permission to Say No Way and/or Not Stay and Walk Away

Not to sound cliche but essentially we give our clients the tools, as Kenny Rogers most famously sang, to know:

"When to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run" 
(The Gambler as sang by Kenny Rogers 1978, Written by Don Schlitz 1976)

Yes, I just quoted a golden oldie from Kenny Rogers, but in my defense these lyrics do still resonate today and to the topic of this post. It is important for all of us, whether we are an educator or not, to establish boundaries (hold'em) and give ourselves the permission to say "No Way"  (fold'em) when a request of us is too great/unrealistic etc. or to make the decision to "Not Stay and Walk Away" (walk away and run) when we find that our position is no longer a good fit for us.
To put it into perspective, the average employee will work 1875 hours/year. I think you will agree with me that is way too much time to spend miserable, overworked, and underappreciated. We can spend our careers in a constant state of burnout because we are always trying to please others or we can take action like our friend Kenny suggests, and know when to create/find professional situations that are the best fit for our lifestyles and conducive to our career goals. Ultimately, the choice is ours!


* Disclaimer: Neither I, nor Professor Patty Cake ® Consulting, L.L.C, advocate making professional changes without first thoroughly weighing the pros/cons of such actions. We recommend anyone contemplating boundary setting and/or career moves to think through the consequences that could arise as a result of such actions and make decisions that are best for their unique professional situations.

Intrigued by what you read here? Contact us today to learn more about our career coaching services and to connect with one of our certified career coaches!

Professor Patty Cake ® Consulting, L.L.C.
Empowering Educators; Improving Education 
1-866-932-4454
professorpattycake@gmail.com 




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Professor Patty Cake's ® Spring 2019 P-12 Teacher/Educator Job Fair List

Are you graduating soon and are in search of your first teaching job? Are you currently employed in a school but are looking to make a mo...