William Silveira, a teacher at Natomas Charter School, has taught in schools in Sacramento, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Santo Domingo and Madrid. He has a B.A. in History and English from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in History from Sacramento State and received his teaching credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He advises potential teachers on the importance of classroom observation before entering credential programs and keeping up with classroom technology.
Can you offer any advice to graduating students or job seekers?
“In addition to extensive class observations before entering a credential program, prospective teachers should realize that there are many different school settings. There are big schools and small schools, each with their own unique positives and negatives, there are different levels of teaching (from primary to university) and there are American schools around the world that hire teachers from the United States. The trick is to find the…
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