Triggerhappy938 wrote:What would you say to someone who's going to be looking for a job in the field in the next few years?
I'd say talk to a lot of teachers, and make it a wide variety, from ones who have been teaching for decades to ones that only have a few years of experience under their belts. Get a bigger, fuller perspective.
I'd also recommend that they be politically aware and active at many levels, from local to regional, state to federal, as teaching policies are being defined and redefined at each of these levels fairly frequently these days.
As these policies directly affect their careers and livelihoods, it would behoove them to take an active role in the shaping of such policies.