Pay & Hours
Extra curricular activities
I’d stay away from curriculum due to the fact that most people aren’t even cognizant of what a good curriculum is, but also the fact that we have zero input for the most part. I’d focused more on materials used having been in several company demo situations where the person showing us the products they sell to our school was showing us things that we didn’t even know existed. Puppet had this happen to him with some MPM material in the past.
Extra curricular activities is important because some schools need/want their teachers to do Saturday or Sunday demos to pull in students. They also have PTA’s and other activities that you may or may not want to attend.[/quote]
I think curriculum is important; newbies will want a well-established, micromanaged (if somewhat inferior) curriculum, while more experienced teachers will want either a cookie-cutter curriculum (for more money with less effort) or more freedom to work within a certain curriculum and do things their own way for the best effect. Some schools also claim for themselves any lesson planning you do while in their employ; this may be a factor for those wishing to strike out on their own.
Pay & Hours/Scheduling Flexibility
Environment/Extra curricular activities
Students (aims, age, expectations)