Working on National Board Certification

Posted by on 9/28/2008

I’m attempting to become national board certified this year.  What this means for is the following:

  1. I get a super neat license from the state of Illinois that will last for 10 years. 
  2. I improve my teaching ability, as going through the process forces me to stretch myself professionally.
  3. I spend hours and hours writing about my teaching and reflecting on what I do in the classroom.
  4. I get $3,000 from the state of Illinois every year just for being a National Board Certified teacher.
  5. It will be way easier to get other professional positions, if I wanted them.

It’s lots of work, but I really think its going to be worth it.