Resume Verbs: Staff Development and Teaching

adapted
Example: Adapted corporate training materials to meet the needs of multicultural staff.

addressed
Example: Addressed the needs of students with varied learning modalities.

affirmed
Example: Affirmed the uniqueness and capabilities of every student.

cautioned
Example: Cautioned students of consequences associated with drugs and invited ex-gang member as guest speaker on the subject.

celebrated
Example: Celebrated major cultural holidays for more than 10 countries as third-grade classroom teacher.

charted
Example: Charted and provided feedback on students’ progress.

clarified
Example: Clarified textbook material.

coached
Example: Coached new hires throughout three-month orientation period.

collaborated
Example: Collaborated with special-education instructors and resource teachers to develop individualized educational plans for students with special needs.

communicated
Example: Communicated complex theories in easily understood, relational concepts.

conducted
Example: Conducted interactive training sessions.

demonstrated
Example: Demonstrated principles through laboratory experiments.

designed
Example: Designed engaging, entertaining lessons for adult students.

educated
Example: Educated students in an open classroom setting.

empowered
Example: Empowered at-risk students by exposing them to college and career opportunities.

enabled
Example: Enabled students with learning disabilities to grasp new concepts.

equipped
Example: Equipped developmentally delayed adolescents with daily living skills (shopping, banking, arranging transportation, and so on).

grouped
Example: Grouped diverse students—those from various academic levels and cultural backgrounds—to implement a cooperative-learning pilot program.

guided
Example: Guided students through the maze of accessing financial aid.

implemented
Example: Implemented new curriculum that focused on science and technology in the primary grades.

influenced
Example: Influenced change in the lives of at-risk young people, several of whom turned from gang involvement and finished high school.

informed
Example: Informed seminar attendees of regulatory changes and compliance issues.

inserviced
Example: Inserviced staff on techniques to recognize signs of substance abuse.

instructed
Example: Instructed classes in American history.

lectured
Example: Lectured on material and provided follow-up, hands-on learning opportunities.

mentored
Example: Mentored new teachers, providing guidance on classroom management, discipline, and lesson plans.

quizzed
Example: Quizzed students on course material.

reinforced
Example: Reinforced learning through integrated curriculum lessons.

reiterated
Example: Reiterated important concepts while addressing a variety of learning modalities.

taught
Example: Taught alternative-education students vocational skills.

trained
Example: Trained certificated staff on new state reading standards.