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Teaching Degree ROI Guide: The Return on Investment You Can Expect with a Degree in Education
Teaching Degree ROI Guide: The Return on Investment You Can Expect with a Degree in Education You can’t turn on the news or open a paper today without hearing about the $1.6 trillion in outstanding student debt that has piled up for American college graduates over the past couple of decades. Heck, it’s even got […]
Getting Black and Latino Teachers To The Head of the Class
Getting Black and Latino Teachers To The Head of the Class A Comprehensive Guide for Black and Latino Students Pursuing Careers in Teaching America is a nation that is becoming more diverse, and at the same time becoming more educated. According to Pew Research, Gen Z is entering adulthood with higher levels of education, higher […]
A Guide for Military Veterans Who Want to Become Teachers
From Service Member to Educator: A Guide for Military Veterans Who Want to Become Teachers Something that has probably bugged you a lot since you’ve gotten out of the service is the blanket assumption that all former military members are the same. Every day you run into someone who jumps to conclusions when they find […]
Women Teaching in Science Technology Engineering and Math
No Limits, No Ceilings: Women Teaching in Science Technology Engineering and Math A Comprehensive Guide For Women Interested in Teaching In the STEM Fields Life as we know it is so inextricably tied to science, technology, engineering and math that it’s not even something we think about as being separate from our daily lives. In […]
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LGBTQ+ Student Support
LGBTQ+ Issues in Schools: A Guide for Students and Educators Reviewed by Lanie Gray, teacher and LGBTQ advocate Editor’s note: We recognize that many LGBTQ+ teachers feel left out of the conversation when training occurs, resources are provided at their schools, or in articles like this one. The way information is presented may even seem […]
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Combat Climate Change
Walking the Talk: 12 Action Areas for Schools to Combat Climate Change The five years between 2015 and 2020 have been the warmest on record, and as of May 2020, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at the highest concentration in human history. Students across the United States, from kindergarten through college, have learned about […]
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Early Childhood Education Methods
Early Childhood Education Methods: Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio, and Beyond Early childhood education provides students with a foundation of learning that can impact the rest of their lives. For years, education experts have researched the most effective models of teaching young children—should students learn in the classroom, a forest, or by doing? Should teachers guide or […]
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Scholarships for Early Childhood Education
Scholarships for Early Childhood Education Teachers Featuring advice for winning scholarships from teacher Chandler Harrison Early childhood education (ECE)—which encompasses all forms of education provided to children from infancy up to 8 years old—can be one of the most gratifying careers. Typically with an associate degree in ECE or a certificate, you can find jobs […]
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Scholarships for Minority Students
Scholarships for BIPOC and Marginalized Students America’s educational institutions are riddled with severe inequities that put people of color, including Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx students, at a disadvantage. Compared to their white peers, BIPOC students are less likely to graduate and are underrepresented in fields like engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences. Fortunately, scholarships for higher […]
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Supporting Underprivileged Students
Academic Success for Low-Income Students: A Complete Guide for Students, Educators, and Parents Featuring expert advice from Tygue Luecke, teacher at Oakland International High School Fast Facts About Low-Income Families and Education Barriers In 2020, the Census Bureau set the poverty level for the 48 contiguous states at an annual income of $26,200 for a […]
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Plagiarism and Cheating
Preventing and Recognizing Plagiarism and Cheating: A Guide for College Teachers and Students Featuring contributions from a university professor and undergraduate students. Quotes obtained for this article are published anonymously because of the sensitivity of the subject. Fast Facts About Plagiarism and Cheating in College 86% of students surveyed claimed they cheated in some way […]
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: A Guide for Educators, Parents, and Students If you or someone you know needs help now, please contact a helpline. Suicide is a challenging topic to tackle. We want to think that our students, children, or classmates can’t be affected by it, but it’s sadly a common occurrence among young […]
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Managing Stress for Teachers
A Teacher’s Guide to Managing Stress Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers had stressful jobs. Managing multiple classrooms full of students, keeping up with teaching standards, preparing learners for standardized end-of-year tests – not to mention ensuring they complete all of their professional development requirements each year – can leave educators feeling like there’s never […]
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Debt-Free College Education
How to Graduate College Debt-Free: The New Guide Not much seems certain these days except for death, taxes, and the climbing cost of college and graduate degrees outstripping growth in wages. Between 2009 and 2019, public 4-year college tuition increased a whopping 36%, leading many millennials and members of Gen Z into unsustainable student debt […]
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Scholarships for Military & Dependents
Scholarships for Active Military, Veterans, and Families Featuring expert advice from SPC Coy Brandon Those who have sacrificed for our nation should not have to deal with excessive financial burdens that come with the cost of higher education. Even though the GI Bill provides educational assistance for tuition, housing, books, and supplies, this benefit may […]
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Scholarships for Women
Scholarships for Women Featuring expert tips for applying to scholarships from Nancy Parode There is a wide variety of scholarships available specifically for women. Whether you are a current classroom teacher, prospective educator, or an educator or counselor who wants to share financial resources for high school students pursuing college, this list is for you. […]
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Classroom Diversity
Cultivating and Supporting Diverse Classrooms: What You Need to Know Featuring expert Q&A with teacher Tygue Luecke Fast Facts About Diversity in Education Approximately 79% of schoolteachers were white during the 2017-2018 school year, compared with 9% who were Hispanic, 7% who were Black, and 2% who were Asian. Public school enrollment of white students […]
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Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Featuring expert advice from Laken Brooks As a student with a disability, you face many challenges in achieving academic success, especially in higher education. Pursuing postsecondary education can be fraught with adversity—but financial burden doesn’t have to be part of it. We have compiled an extensive list of scholarships that […]
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Students with Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders at School: A Support Guide for Educators, Parents, and Students Featuring contributions from: Lisa Alizadeh, Licensed Professional Counselor Casey Lozier, in recovery from an eating disorder Q&A with Caroline Ewing An eating disorder is a complex mental health condition defined by severe disturbances in a person’s eating behavior. Students with an eating disorder […]
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How to Teach Online
Teaching Online: A How-to Guide for Teachers of All Grades Reviewed by Julia Moriarty, Ph.D., online professor at Wayne State University Online learning—even before the recent school closures from the COVID-19 pandemic —has become part of many students’ educational experiences. As of 2017, around one-third of all college or university students took at least some […]
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Statistics About Teachers, Students, and Schools
Current Education Statistics: Facts About Schools, Teachers, and Students Updated April 2020 Note from EducationDegree.com editors: Many statistics are lagging data points because they are not collected annually or require more processing before they are published. We have attempted to report the most recent data available. Statistics About Schools How many K-12 schools are there […]
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Supporting Students with Disabilities
A Teacher’s Guide to IDEA: Supporting Students with Disabilities Reviewed by Alyson Lewis Working with children with disabilities might seem like a challenge, but it can also be an incredible gift. Not only do these students contribute to the classroom, but they also help their peers and teachers grow. Students can learn patience and empathy, […]
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Supporting Students with Anxiety
A Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Students with Anxiety As a teacher, you may have noticed your students seem increasingly anxious—and the evidence isn’t just anecdotal. According to child psychologist Golda Ginsburg, “anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses in children….[and they’re] underdiagnosed and undertreated.” In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of […]
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Tips for Online Students
The Online Student’s Guide: Tips for Academic Success Featuring expert advice from Julia Moriarty, Ph.D., online professor at Wayne State University In March 2020, many students found themselves unexpectedly moved from a traditional classroom to an online one due to Coronavirus. You may be one of them. For most of you, distance learning was not […]
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Where Do Teachers Get Paid the Most?
Where Do Teachers Get Paid the Most? 20 Cities with the Highest Teacher Salaries for the Cost of Living Let’s face it: teachers don’t earn nearly what they should. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), K–12 teachers, on average, brought home just shy of $59,000 in 2018. Though countless articles extolling cities with […]
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Free Resources for Teachers
Free Resources Every Teacher Should Bookmark Teachers are charged with educating our future leaders, doctors, lawyers, parents, and even the next generation of teachers. However, most teachers aren’t given the resources they need to help their students succeed. As a result, many teachers spend money out of their own pockets. In fact, teachers around the […]
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20 Tips For New Teachers
20 Tips For New Teachers There can only be one reason why you’re here, you are looking for tips for new teachers. Okay, maybe there could be more. But most likely, you are gearing up for your first big teaching job and you just want everything to be perfect, right? You don’t want to screw […]
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Financial Aid for Education Students
Financial aid, which can come from federal, state, private and school sources can help you pay for school and become the educator you want to be.
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How Much do Teachers Make?
When you're trying to decide on your future profession, one of the first questions you're likely to ask is what your potential salary will be.
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What Teaching Degree is Right For You?
So you want to be a teacher or advance in your education career but you aren't sure where to begin. You aren't alone!
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Applying to Education School
Maybe you've always dreamed of being a teacher? Or maybe you're changing careers into the field? The first step is deciding on the best program for you.
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Technology Tips for the Classroom
21st Century Teaching Tips: Supercharging the Classroom with Technology Today’s teachers are frequently strapped for time and resources, making the thought of incorporating new technology into lesson plans feel overwhelming for many. While making the leap can take some time, many educators now sing the praises of educational technology in cutting down paperwork, promoting active […]
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Murphy's Laws of Teaching
Teacher Humor – Murphy’s Laws of Teaching Teacher Humor That All Teachers Can Relate to As a teacher, you know that in the classroom, what can go wrong, usually will go wrong. And usually– it happens at exactly at the worst moment! As a tribute to all of those days when you wish you had […]
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Five Ways to Get Started in Teaching
Five Ways to Get Started in Teaching Have the desire to lead a classroom full of kids toward new discoveries, but lack the credentials? Maybe you’ve got a college degree, but it’s not in education? Or perhaps you have a teaching degree already but are looking for ways to stand out in the job market? […]
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How to Give an Effective Teaching Demonstration
How to Give an Effective Teaching Demonstration Giving a teaching demonstration can be intimidating. In fact, you can win (or lose) a job based on your performance during a demonstration lesson. It is important to know what you are getting into and how you can effectively prepare for the lesson. On this page education expert […]
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2019's Best Books for Teachers
The Best Books for Teachers in 2021   Good teachers are lifelong learners, always looking for ways to develop new skills and understandings.  As a teacher, you may long to read up on new ideas for your classroom, but with the demands on your time this amounts to nothing more than a fantasy. Staying up […]
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Best Scholarships for Education Majors
Scholarships for Education Majors and Grad Students If you’re thinking about earning an education degree or attending graduate school, it’s likely that cost will be a determining factor. A federal study found that more than half of young adults who attended college in 2017-18 took on some debt to pay for their education. Fortunately, students […]
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Teacher Salary with a Master's Degree
Teacher Salary with a Master’s Degree About one-third of all state education boards  include the achievement of a master’s degree in their licensing hierarchy for teachers, either as a way to pursue optional advancement or a requirement for maintaining licensure. While currently just three states (Connecticut, Maryland, and New York) require a master’s degree to […]
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Alternate Jobs for Teachers
So You Don’t Want to Teach Anymore: A Guide to Jobs for Former Teachers Reviewed by Sarah Mattie A career in education can be rewarding, fulfilling, and exhilarating. Many teachers love shaping young minds and helping prepare students for a changing future. However, the job can also be stressful, heartbreaking, and highly political, which can […]
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What is the Praxis Exam?
The Praxis Demystified: How to Prepare and Pass What is the Praxis? The Praxis is a set of tests created for aspiring teachers. They are required in more than 40 states to meet licensing and certification requirements. The tests are designed to measure your knowledge and skillset in core academic areas you want to teach. […]
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The Importance of Professional Organizations
Learn The Importance of Professional Organizations for Teachers Teaching is not an individual career; it’s impossible to work as a classroom teacher and be entirely removed from your peers and colleagues. In fact, the strength of teachers often comes from their connections with other educational professionals. As a teaching student or working teacher, it’s essential […]
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2021 Innovations In Education
2021 Innovations In Education What to Watch for In K-12 Education Trends When it comes to early childhood education as well as that of students going on through the 12th grade these days, many educators at different levels are looking to find innovative ways to deliver learning content. The goal is to maximize their students’ […]
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2017 Teacher Appreciation Week
2017 Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas & Events If you are looking for things to do for teacher appreciation week this year, or want to keep an eye on the official celebrations of recognition that will take place May 8-12, here’s your quick launching pad to all the action. Many students take this week to show […]
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Difference Between a Teacher and a Professor
What is the Difference Between a Teacher and a Professor? At any level, at its core teaching is about sharing and imparting knowledge. But beyond that, teaching looks quite different according to where you teach, and maybe more to the point, whom you teach. Ask any career educator who walks into the classroom or launches […]
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Good Reasons Why School Should Start Later
Good Reasons Why School Should Start Later A Common Question From Parents, Teachers and Students Over the years, there have been many discussions in education, with policymakers taking part, about school start times and the importance of students getting enough sleep. After looking at the results of scientific studies, and researching the opinions of several […]
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Teaching Introverted Students
Teaching Introverted Students: A Guide for Educators and Parents In recent years, renewed cultural interest in introversion—a personality type that tends to gain energy from being alone and find social interactions draining—has spawned many online quizzes, quippy t-shirts, books, and podcasts. When it comes to helping students succeed, however, it is important to push past […]
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Difference Between Private and Public Schools
Difference Between Private and Public Schools Deciding where to send your child to school can be a stressful and intimidating choice for many parents for a variety of reasons. Most cities have options for parents that span public and private school options. And with charter schools on the rise, parents have another option to weigh […]
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How Long Does it Take to Become a Teacher?
How Long Does it Take to Become a Teacher?   Are you passionate about helping students learn? Do you have a specific type of student or subject you want to teach? The path to becoming a teacher can be an exciting one for potential teachers with leadership skills, especially those who love inspiring others. No […]
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7 Types of Learning Styles
The 7 Different Types of Learning Styles Are you wanting to know, “What are the different types of learning styles?” We get it… There are many reasons why teachers need to take into account the learning styles of their students. Unless you understand how each student learns best, you won’t be able to help them […]
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Why Being a Preschool Teacher is Rewarding
25 Reasons Why Being a Preschool Teacher is Rewarding When you choose a path to becoming an early childhood teacher, you are dedicating your professional life to helping our most precious resources grow into responsible, competent learners. Teaching one child, let alone a whole classroom of young learners is no simple task. Being an early […]
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What You Need to Know About Teaching Reciprocity
What You Need to Know About Teaching Reciprocity What you need to know about teaching reciprocity in all 50 states What is teaching reciprocity? In a nutshell, teaching reciprocity refers to transferring your teaching license credentials to another state, so you can work as a teacher there. This is a complicated topic that we will […]
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20 Tips For New Teachers in 2017
20 Tips For New Teachers in 2017 There can only be one reason why you’re here, you are looking for tips for new teachers. Okay, maybe there could be more. But most likely, you are gearing up for your first big teaching job and you just want everything to be perfect, right? You don’t want […]
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Ways Teachers Can Be Role Models
25 Ways Teachers Can Be Role Models There are many reasons why students think of teachers as role models. One of the biggest reasons is the desire to become a role model for students to look up to, to learn from, and to remember for the rest of their lives. Everyone has felt the power […]
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2017 Outlook for Teaching Salaries
Outlook for Teaching Salaries Around the World Find information below about current teaching salaries and outlook to help you make a decision. Then contact the teaching colleges listed on our site to learn more about how you can become a teacher or expand your education in 2017.  The US education system needs dedicated teachers and […]
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Why Betsy DeVos Matter To Educators
Who Is Betsy DeVos And Why Does It Matter To Educators? How Could Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Impact Education? With every new Presidential transition, we see new faces in the nation’s Capital, nominated to fill key positions and waiting to be confirmed by congress. United States Secretary of Education is typically one of the […]
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What Type of Teaching Degree Should You Get?
What Teaching Degree is Right For You? So you want to be a teacher or advance in your education career but you aren’t sure where to begin. You aren’t alone! Knowing where to begin in such a vast and complex field can be a challenge. Our degree finder at the bottom of this page simplifies […]
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5 Tips For New Teachers in 2017
5 Tips For New Teachers in 2017 Congratulations! You’re finally at the front of the classroom, ready to help your new class of students learn to the best of their abilities. Now that you’ve finally landed your first teaching job, you probably need to calm a few nerves. No matter how much you prepare, how […]
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Why Early Childhood Education Is a Rewarding Job
Why Early Childhood Education Is a Rewarding Job Teaching early childhood education is a delight to people who love kids – and love to watch their wonder increase the more they learn. There are many reasons why this can be a personally rewarding career for people who have a natural interest in teaching and enjoy […]
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5 Fun Field Trip Ideas for Teachers
5 Fun Field Trip Ideas for Teachers Everyone loves to venture outside of their office from time-to-time during the work day. When you spend almost every day in the same environment, it’s refreshing to get out into the world and try new experiences. For teachers, field trips offer the perfect break from the norm for […]
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Earn A Teaching Degree & Start Your Career
5 Steps To Earning A Teaching Degree & Starting Your Career Do you want to know the requirements for becoming a teacher, but don’t know where to begin? It can seem so confusing, with so many paths towards a degree, so many career options, and the complicated necessity of navigating state requirements – it can […]
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What I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Teacher
What I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Teacher You might be wondering, “Is it hard becoming a teacher?” or “What is it like being a teacher?” If so, you should know the job of a teacher can be one of the most challenging and rewarding careers one can choose. Although it is easy […]
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What Do Art Educators Do?
Find Out What Art Educators Do Even in a culture that is focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to fill tech-driven jobs, there is a need for quality art educators to inspire the next generation of creative professionals and independent artists. The importance of art education is clear when you take a […]
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Why Alternative Teaching Certificates are Becoming More Popular
Why Alternative Teaching Certificates are Becoming More Popular In today’s economy, and with the generational changes shifting the personality of the traditional workforce, it is easy to see why alternative teaching certificates are attractive to college graduates. Many older professionals, with years of experience in their field, are choosing to enter teaching as a second […]
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Prevent Bullying Online and in the Classroom
How to Prevent Bullying Online and in the Classroom The statistics for bullying are still shockingly high, despite a decrease in recent years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a study indicated that in 2017, 20% of students aged 12-18 reported being bullied. The same study also found that 15% of students […]
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The Role of Physical Education Teachers
The Role of Physical Education Teachers Over the last 30 years, the United States has watched childhood obesity skyrocket at an alarming rate. According to cdc.gov, the percentage of obese children, ages 6-11, jumped from 7% in 1980 to 18% in 2012. The adolescent range saw an even more dramatic jump during the same period; […]
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Tips for Nailing Your Teaching Interview
10 Tips for Nailing Your Teaching Interview The second you step into that big room and head for the lonely chair on the other side of the table from the hiring committee, you’re just another name on a long list of hopeful candidates for that teaching job. Ahead of you are 30 or 45 minutes […]
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How to Become a Substitute Teacher
How to Become a Substitute Teacher Reviewed by Sarah Mattie If you’re looking for a job that can provide a flexible schedule, immerse you in a variety of classrooms and subjects, and arm you with an impressive transferable skill set, substitute teaching may be just the career for you. Becoming a substitute teacher can be […]
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What is TESOL?
What is TESOL? If you have an interest in teaching English to people from other countries, you have likely come across the term TESOL. This term stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This is a more modern term that encompasses the old way of describing this sector of education: TEFL (Teaching English […]
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How to Deal With Difficult Parents
How to Deal With Difficult Parents Tips for Teachers As most people who work in the field of education understand, dealing with difficult parents at school can be a tricky subject. There are many different ways teachers need to respond to different situations, and using good judgment is more important than ever. The issues facing […]
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Summer Job Ideas For Teachers
Summer Job Ideas For Teachers One of the well-deserved benefits of teaching full-time in most districts and private schools systems is the 9-month calendar year. This can allow teachers to spend valuable time off with their own children who may be home for the summer. It may also allow time for travel or to finally […]
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Why Should You Get A Master's Degree in Education?
Why Should You Get A Master’s Degree in Education? Whether you are mapping out your undergraduate level education or currently work as a licensed teacher, it can be a good career move to earn your master’s degree in education. Not only can this degree help you earn a higher salary, the career options can open […]
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What Do Physical Education Teachers Do
What Do Physical Education Teachers Do The role of Physical Education (PE) teachers has changed over the years as students face different kinds of health challenges than previous generations, and new knowledge about health has come to light. However, the core goal of physical education teachers has remained the same: help students of all grade […]
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Improving Student Engagement
10 Tips for Improving Student Engagement A room full of rambunctious children can be quite intimidating to both new and seasoned teachers. Luckily, teachers learn effective methods of engaging children whether they are trained in a bachelor’s degree or alternative certificate program. Even if you’ve been in the classroom for years, it can help to […]
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5 Educational Learning Theories
The Five Educational Learning Theories While studying to become a teacher, whether in a bachelor’s degree or alternative certificate program, you will learn about learning theories. There are 5 overarching paradigms of educational learning theories; behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, design/brain-based, humanism and 21st Century skills.   Below, you will find a brief outline of each educational […]
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Education Reform Trends
Education Reform Trends Education in The Election Cycle With every political election come promises from candidates of policy changes and reforms in public areas to better benefit the people of the United States. These policies are usually meant to create opportunity for all, guarantee that people receive equal rights and to ensure that the country’s […]
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How To Get Your Alternative Teaching Certificate
How To Get Your Alternative Teaching Certificate How Do I Know If Alternative Certification Is For Me? With recent trends pushing for high school graduates to enter college and earn a degree, we are seeing an influx of college graduates with degrees who need further education, certification or job experience to actually obtain a job […]
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Becoming a Teacher in Your Second Career
Becoming a Teacher in Your Second Career Are you ready for a rewarding new career in education? Becoming a teacher is something you can do at any age with just about any background. The professional and personal experiences you bring to your new job can enrich the material you give to your students. Young people […]
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Difference Between Ed.D and Ph.D. in Education
What is the Difference Between Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Education? Are you looking to further your education in the field of education but can’t decide what type of program to choose? Look no further for the answers to your questions. After obtaining your Master’s Degree in Education, you have a couple of different choices if […]
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How to Become a Principal
How to Become a Principal Becoming a school principal can help you take your career in education to the next level. Being a principal, you will fulfill several roles. You may: work as a disciplinarian when student issues cannot be solved by teachers; offer a listening ear when troubled students come to you for help; […]
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The Need for Special Education Teachers
The Need for Special Education Teachers Start poking around any education news site and it will quickly become clear that the U.S. is in need of special education teachers. The U.S. Department of Education lists Special Education as one of its nationwide teacher shortage areas, and many major cities around the country are reporting concerns […]
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An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards
An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards What Are Common Core State Standards? If you’re thinking about entering the field of education, you’ve likely heard about the Common Core State Standards – and some of the controversy surrounding them. If you’re wondering “What are the Common Core State Standards” read on to learn more. […]