While a lot of people are hired and then provided on the job training, there are some positions where hiring an already trained elementary teacher is a necessity. How do prospective employers know if an applicant is skilled? Well, there is no way for them to know this unless the applicant says it!
Cover letters and resumes are two main avenues where applicants can clearly communicate their skills and abilities. Since you need to provide employers with some information on your capabilities, it is best to use both these documents to communicate them.
A resume will give you an entire section which you can dedicate to your skills and competencies. A cover letter is all about skills so that too gives you great leeway to say a lot about yourself. Where skills and abilities are concerned, you have pretty much a free hand in what you want to say, provided that the information you want to elicit is relevant to your cause.
Writing about your skills is not all that easy, unless you do a thorough self-check first. Here are some statements that you can use to highlight your skills and abilities in your resume and / or cover letter:
Skills and Abilities for Elementary Teacher Resume
• Highly experienced in creating, developing and implementing core elementary school curriculum based on the individual needs of each student
• Effectively develops lesson plans based on curriculum ensuring that they meet each student’s specific learning requirements
• Exceptionally well-versed in imparting education on one-on-one basis and in a group environment, ensuring participation of all students
• Hands out class and home assignments to students to assess their comprehension of complex and standard subjects and concepts
• Well-versed in assisting students with class assignments by providing them with additional help and support in understanding difficult / complex concepts
• Ability to administer tests and exams based on concepts taught in class and ensure that they are graded according to established protocols
• Documented success in assessing each student individually to determine his or her strengths and weaknesses and providing feedback to parents regarding their progress
• Proficient in providing extra assistance to students with special needs, focusing on maintaining their dignity
• Highly experienced in overseeing student behavior within the classroom and during activities, focusing on their physical and emotional wellbeing