UKEdMag: Good Ideas for Good Teachers who want Good Jobs by Gerald Haigh

Review First Published in the May 2015 edition of UKEdMagazine

It is very easy to get complacent and comfortable at your current school, working with teaching colleagues, the kids are great, and all seems well. Some people are like this, and good luck to them, but others are thinking about the next step on their career path, which might not necessarily include the school where they currently work. Let’s face it, we live in a world where a job is not for life, and we all need to make sure we are well placed when taking the next steps in our career.

In his new book, Gerald Haigh provides a guide that contains everything you need to know about interviews, jobs and career progression. He makes sure that as you approach each step on the career ladder, the choices you make and the actions you take are really worthy of your status as a good teacher. As a good teacher you can carve out the career that suits you – on a ladder leading to headship and beyond, or on a winding and intriguing path through a series of jobs that broaden your experience of life.

Good teachers are flexible visionaries. Good teachers are doers. Good teachers know where to find the jobs. Good teachers do not count their chickens. Good teachers know that, in job hunting, knowledge is power. Good teachers know how to fill in application forms. Good teachers have good answers to interview questions. Good teachers avoid interview pitfalls. Good teachers don’t feel rejected. Good teachers are decisive about the job offer.

This is an easily digestible book, that won’t get you bogged down throughout the application process. The straight talking nature of the text reassures you, and helps you celebrate what is good about your career so-far, and gives you a helping hand in securing your next job.

With an RRP of £12.99, this book is available from Amazon (paperback) or Kindle £12.34* and published by Crown House Publishing.

*Prices correct at time of publication.

This review was first published in the May 2015 edition of UKEdMagazine – Click here to freely view


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