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What Your Principal is (Really) Looking for in a New Teacher

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Welcome to Week #3 of the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year!

If you're a new teacher who's in the midst of the job search process or you are already teaching and you really want to know how to get a permanent contract at your school, you're going to love this show. 

I've been where you are - but not only that, I've worked with dozens of principals while I taught pre-service teachers at the University of Lethbridge I Alberta, Canada, and when I implemented my literacy program in Southern California after completing my PhD at the University of Alberta.

I worked with hundreds of new teachers across Canada after publishing my book, The Beginning Teacher's Handbook for Elementary School and completing my Masters in Education on the topic: New Teachers, What's the Problem Here?

So - I've learned a thing or two over the years about what principals really want when they are in the midst of the hiring process (and when they come into your classroom for those dreaded evaluations).

Inside this training, you'll learn:

  • 5 things that your new principal is really looking for when they hire (and when they consider bringing you onto their staff in a permanent position).
  • Why these 5 things are so important to them in terms of the broader school culture.
  • Strategies you can use to make yourself stand out from the crowd while staying true to yourself and increasing job satisfaction.

I've helped hundreds of new teachers prepare for and successfully navigate their job search, so don't miss out on this special training, available only for a limited time. 

Also, if you want more help with landing that dream position, be sure to download my FREE resource:

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Prefer to watch this training instead of listening to the podcast?

I'll be premiering a brand new video training each week for 8 weeks on my Beginning Teacher Talk FB page. Just click here to like and follow my page so you don't miss out on any of the notifications as new trainings come available each week. This series will only be available for a limited time, so don't miss out (and attend live for your chance to win prizes)!

I hope to connect with you during my FB training, and remember, just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one - even during Covid.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at and at

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