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Expert Advice on Teaching


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Articles

  • Teacher Certification Tests | What is the Praxis Exam?

    October 09,2017
    The Praxis test measures an aspiring educator’s academic skills and content knowledge of specific subjects needed for teaching. Many states and professional licensing organizations require the Praxis exam as part of their certification process.


  • Learn The Importance of Professional Organizations for Teachers

    by EducationDegree.com on June 09,2017
    Your teaching career may get you involved in local and national organizations. One of the largest organizations for working teachers is the National Education Association.


  • 2017 Innovations In Education

    by Chris Smith on May 22,2017
    The need for more innovations in education in expanding. You will find a few trends that have begun to be implemented more in different schools in the U.S.


  • 2017 Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas & Events

    by Brendon O'Neill on May 04,2017
    Teacher appreciation week is May 8-12, 2017. If you are looking for things to do for teacher appreciation this year, here’s your guide to all the action.


  • What is the Difference Between a Teacher and a Professor?

    by Brendon O'Neill on May 02,2017
    Are you asking yourself: “What is the difference between a teacher and a professor?” If so, we will break down the differences between the two here.


  • Good Reasons Why School Should Start Later

    by Brendon O'Neill on April 25,2017
    Are there good reasons for starting school later? Yes. There are many benefits of starting school later; especially for middle school and high school students.


  • 5 Ways Teachers Can Help Introverted Children Succeed

    by Brendon O'Neill on April 21,2017
    Children who are introverts in school can pose challenges for teachers. We provide tips that can help teachers to better understand how to handle shy kids.


  • Difference Between Private and Public Schools

    by Brendon O'Neill on April 14,2017
    There are reasons why private schools are better for some students, and reasons why public schools are better for others. Find out what the differences between the two are.


  • Find Out How Long a Teacher Has to Go to College

    by Brendon O'Neill on April 05,2017
    Do you want to become a teacher but don't have any idea how long a teacher has to go to college for? Here we will break it down for you as simply as possible.


  • 15 Alternative Jobs For Teachers

    by Brendon O'Neill on March 17,2017
    There are many alternative jobs for those who have a teacher degree but don't want to teach. Learn about them here.


  • The 7 Different Types of Learning Styles

    by Brendon O'Neill on March 13,2017
    There are many reasons why teachers need to take into account the learning styles of their students. Do you want to know more about teaching with different learning styles?


  • How to Become a Teacher if You Already Have a Degree

    by EducationDegree.com on March 09,2017
    Do you want to become a teacher but already have a degree in a different field? Learn about alternative teacher certification and how this can help you start your teaching career.


  • 25 Reasons Why Being a Preschool Teacher is Rewarding

    by Brendon O'Neill on March 07,2017
    We have done our research and came up with this list of 25 ways early childhood education can be a personally rewarding profession.


  • What You Need to Know About Teaching Reciprocity

    by Brendon O'Neill on February 28,2017
    Teaching reciprocity refers to transferring your teaching license credentials to another state. This info will let you know why reciprocity is so unique from state-to-state.


  • 20 Tips For New Teachers in 2017

    by Brendon O'Neill on February 22,2017
    We researched top education organizations, media outlets, and found first-hand accounts to put together this list of the top 20 tips for new teachers in 2017.


  • 25 Ways Teachers Can Be Role Models

    by Brendon O'Neill on February 15,2017
    If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, good for you. We are here to help! Here are 25 ways teachers can be role models for their students


  • 2017 Outlook for Teaching Salaries Around the World

    by Brendon O'Neill on February 09,2017
    Let’s take a look at the top 5 states for teachers and employment in the US and around the world, along with their salary levels and annual mean wage.


  • Who Is Betsy DeVos And Why Does It Matter To Educators?

    by Brendon ONeill on January 24,2017
    Learn more about Betsy DeVos and how her appointment as Secretary of the Department of Education could affect policies within the U.S. school system.


  • What Type of Teaching Degree Should You Get?

    by EducationDegree.com on January 18,2017
    Determining what programs or degree to pursue is the first step in becoming a teacher. We can help you figure out what path to take to further your education.


  • 5 Tips For New Teachers in 2017

    by Brendon O'Neill on January 11,2017
    It never hurts to be reminded that every teacher faces hurdles when they’re just starting out. That’s why we have these 5 simple tips for new teachers.


  • Why Early Childhood Education Is a Rewarding Job

    by Brendon O'Neill on January 04,2017
    If you’re looking into the early childhood education career outlook, here are 5 reasons why this can be a rewarding and promising career path.


  • 5 Fun Field Trip Ideas for Teachers

    by Brendon O'Neill on December 21,2016
    For teachers, field trips offer the perfect break from the norm for you and your students. Here we discuss five fun field trip ideas for your students.


  • 5 Steps To Earning A Teaching Degree & Starting Your Career

    by Brendon O'Neill on December 12,2016
    Do you want to know the requirements for becoming a teacher, but don’t know where to begin? We spell out these 5 steps to becoming a teacher that outline the process.


  • What I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Teacher

    by Brendon O'Neill on November 30,2016
    You should learn as much as possible about the teaching profession before making a decision. There are some things to think about to help you decide.


  • Teacher Humor - Murphy's Laws of Teaching

    As a teacher, you know that what can go wrong, will go wrong, so why not have a laugh about it? Murphy's Laws of Teaching | EducationDegree.com


  • Find Out What Art Educators Do

    by Brendon O'Neill on October 17,2016
    What does an art teacher do? Art education jobs primarily focus on teaching the visual arts in a variety of educational settings.


  • Why Alternative Teaching Certificates are Becoming More Popular

    by Brendon O'Neill on October 10,2016
    Every state, now offers alternative teacher certification programs. The requirements for those who want to follow this path may vary slightly.


  • Tips for How to Stop Bullying in the Classroom

    by Brendon O'Neill on September 27,2016
    Here are several ways teachers can to their part to stop bullying before it gets out of hand…


  • The Role of Physical Education Teachers

    by Brendon O'Neill on September 19,2016
    The role of Physical Educators is more important than ever. Learn about how you can help improve the health of children and communities by becoming a PE teacher


  • 10 Tips for Teachers to Have a Standout Interview

    by Brendon O'Neill on September 12,2016
    First-time and experienced teachers alike can benefit from brushing up on their interview skills, which is why we offer these interview tips for teachers.


  • How to Become a Substitute Teacher

    by Brendon O'Neill on August 30,2016
    Substitute teaching can be a good way to find out if a career as a teacher is right for you. It can also be a good way to transition into a teaching career.


  • What is TESOL?

    by Brendon O'Neill on August 23,2016
    The importance of TESOL is more apparent than ever in our global and diverse world. This term stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.


  • How to Deal With Difficult Parents

    by Brendon O'Neill on August 15,2016
    Parents can present challenges for teachers. Here we are discussing six ways teachers can be more effective at dealing with difficult parents in school.


  • Summer Job Ideas For Teachers

    by Brendon O'Neill on August 04,2016
    One of the well-deserved benefits of teaching is the 9-month calendar year and getting summers off. Here are some job ideas for teachers during summer break.


  • Why Should You Get A Master’s Degree in Education?

    by Brendon O'Neill on July 18,2016
    Whether you are mapping out your undergraduate level education or currently work as a licensed teacher, a masters degree in education can benefit you.


  • 10 Ways Technology is Re-shaping Education

    by Brendon O'Neill on June 21,2016
    Here are 10 ways technology is re-shaping the way students learn, and what we can expect to come in the future.


  • What Do Physical Education Teachers Do

    by Brendon O'Neill on June 07,2016
    The role of Physical Education (PE) teachers has changed over the years as students face different kinds of health challenges than previous generations.


  • 10 Methods of Engaging Students

    by Chelsea Dunning on May 18,2016
    Refresh yourself on some of the ways to engage and retain the attention of your students by reading these 10 methods of engagement.


  • Why Educators Are Trusted Mentors

    by Chelsea Dunning on April 21,2016
    One of the most important qualities of a teacher is the ability to connect and manage a large group of children in one room.


  • Educational Learning Theories

    by Chelsea Dunning on March 14,2016
    While studying to become a teacher, whether in a bachelor’s degree or alternative certificate program, you will learn about learning theories.


  • Education Reform Trends In 2016

    by Chelsea Dunning on January 27,2016
    Education reform trends. Here are some of the hot button issues in education that you may see addressed by those running for public office in 2016.


  • How to Become an Expert Teacher

    by Chelsea Dunning on January 27,2016
    Have you decided a teaching career is the right path for you, but are not sure what subject or age level is your best fit? Find what you need to know here.


  • How To Get Your Alternative Teaching Certificate

    by Chelsea Dunning on December 14,2015
    Obtaining an alternative teaching certificate can give you more options to enter a fulfilling, beneficial and lasting career in education. Learn more!.


  • Becoming a Teacher in Your Second Career

    by Sarah Landrum on May 21,2015
    Find out the best way to achieve your dreams and become a teacher in your second career. What you need to know to make the best decision possible.


  • What is the Difference Between EdD and PhD in Education?

    by Chelsea Dunning on May 12,2015
    Learn the major differences between a Doctorate in Education (E.d.D) and a Ph.D. in Education. What you need to know to make the right decision for you.


  • What It Takes to Become a Principal

    by Josh Coburn on August 13,2014
    Becoming a school principal can help you take your career in education to the next level. Learn what it takes to become a principal at all education levels.


  • The Need for Special Education Teachers

    by Susan Melgren on March 14,2014
    There is an increasing need for special education teachers. Consider making a difference in the field of education by becoming a special education teacher.


  • An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards

    by Susan Melgren on February 20,2014
    Learn more about the history of the Common Core State Standards, who they affect, how they're being implemented, and some of the controversy surrounding them.


  • Should You Pursue a Master's in Education?

    by Alisha Hipwell
    Are you already a teacher, but are looking to increase your earning potential and standing? A master's in education may be worth considering. Learn more!


  • Becoming a Teacher: Is Alternative Certification for You?

    by Alisha Hipwell
    If you earned a degree in a different field can you still become a teacher? Yes. The answer for you may be an alternative teacher certification program.