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Why Teach ESL
Why Teach ESL? – Your Guide to Understanding the Importance of Teaching English as a Second Language Our world is getting smaller and smaller. Not in size, obviously, but in terms of availability and opportunity, in terms of travel and connections. With the continued technological advancements and the ease with which countries throughout the world […]
Pros Cons Teaching at Charter Schools
The Pros & Cons of Teaching at a Charter School You Can’t Have Too Many Options When it Comes to Education By Brian Miller, Secondary Principal Charter schools are just like public schools, just with more freedom and less money. Or so the common understanding goes. But is it true? President Obama didn’t think so. […]
How to Become a Drama Teacher
How to Become a Drama Teacher – Your Complete Guide to Degree Requirements and Qualifications By Brian Miller, Secondary Principal “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote, “and all the men and women merely players.” Some, however are teachers. The best of those are drama teachers. If you are interested in learning how to become […]
What Does a High School Curriculum Include?
Your Guide to High School Subjects – The Core Subjects and Electives That Make Up a Standard High School Curriculum By Brian Miller, Secondary Principal Teachers become teachers because they have a strong sense of purpose. Teachers want to help kids and impact the world, and it almost always comes from a really positive experience […]
How to Become a Preschool Teacher
How To Become a Preschool Teacher – Your Guide to Understanding the Requirements to Work in Early Childhood Education By Catherine Dorian – former English Teacher, Brattleboro Union High School and Fort Benton Middle/High School With back-to-school season in full swing, many of us are reminded of our earlier days in the classroom. Backpacks, crayons, […]
Charter School vs. Public School
Charter School Vs Public School – Your Complete Guide to Understanding the Differences and Similarities By Brian Miller, Secondary Principal Charter schools first came into existence more than 25 years ago. It is within recent years, however, under former Secretary of Education Betsy Devos appointed during the Trump administration, that the discussion of charter schools […]
What Can You Do with a Master's in Education?
What Can You Do with a Master’s in Education? – Your Guide to Master’s in Education Jobs By Catherine Dorian – former English Teacher, Brattleboro Union High School and Fort Benton Middle/High School September 2, 2021 If you’re coming from a background in teaching, you may be looking toward graduate programs as a next step. […]
Why Become a Teacher
Why Become a Teacher: 7 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher By Brian Miller, Secondary Principal If you’re looking for an easy job, keep scrolling. Teaching is not easy. But if you’re looking for one of the best jobs, hang tight because teaching is easily most definitely one of the best jobs this world […]
Should I Become a Teacher
Should You Become a Teacher? 8 Questions to Ask Before You Commit By Catherine Dorian – former English Teacher, Brattleboro Union High School and Fort Benton Middle/High School August 24, 2021 Maybe you have fond memories in the elementary library or the high school hallways, and maybe you get giddy when you think about back-to-school […]
Tips for Teaching Elementary Students
Tips for Teaching Elementary Students: 6 Ways to Make an Impact By Catherine Dorian – former English Teacher, Brattleboro Union High School and Fort Benton Middle/High School August 24, 2021 We’ve all heard and read that teaching elementary students requires energy, creativity, and patience. There are a ton of ways to teach your content standards […]
Qualities of a Good Teacher
The 5 Qualities of a Good Teacher By Brian Miller, Secondary Principal I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. – Haim Ginott What are the qualities of a teacher? Or more […]
Tips for High School Teachers
6 Tips for New High School Teachers: How to Prepare for Your First Year By Catherine Dorian – former English Teacher, Brattleboro Union High School and Fort Benton Middle/High School You got the offer. You signed the contract. The first day of school is just a few weeks away, and you already have a t-shirt […]
How to Become an Educational Consultant
Educational Consultants: What They Do & How to Become One By Jon Konen, District Superintendent Consulting can be a great job. It comes with interesting problems, fresh new challenges at every engagement, and the freedom to pick and choose the jobs you want. And these days, there’s no field that could use the help of […]
How to Become a College Professor
How to Become a College Professor: Degrees & Requirements By Jon Konen, District Superintendent Particularly as an undergrad, college professors all seem a little mysterious. They all seem to fit the archetypal description of the all-powerful source of wisdom and judgement, an intimidating figure with enormous influence over your grades and progress as a student. […]
How to Become Kindergarten Teacher
How to Become a Kindergarten Teacher: Degrees & Requirements By Jon Konen, District Superintendent Thousands of high school graduates all across the country right now are asking themselves, “I wonder what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher?” According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2018 there were more than 3 million full-time […]
How to Choose a Teaching Certificate Specialty
How to Choose a Teaching Certificate Specialty Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent Starting off on the journey to become an educator is an exciting step, but it’s also one that is a little mysterious to most people. You’ve been sitting in classrooms for most of your life, but as you consider initial teacher preparation […]
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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent As America becomes more diverse, statistics show we are also becoming more educated. According to Pew Research, Gen Z is entering adulthood with higher levels of […]
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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Early Childhood Education Methods
Early Childhood Education Methods: Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio, and Beyond Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: A Guide for Educators, Parents, and Students Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Managing Stress for Teachers
A Teacher’s Guide to Managing Stress Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Debt-Free College Education
How to Graduate College Debt-Free: The New Guide Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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
Ways to Promote Equality and Diversity in the Classroom 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 decreased […]
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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. Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Helping Students with Anxiety Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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. […]
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Free Resources for Teachers
Free Resources Every Teacher Should Bookmark Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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20 Tips For New Teachers
20 Teaching Tips of Advice For New Teachers/h1> Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Murphy's Laws of Teaching
Teacher Humor – Murphy’s Laws of Teaching Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Five Ways to Get Started in Teaching
Five Ways to Get Started in Teaching Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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How to Give an Effective Teaching Demonstration
How to Give an Effective Teaching Demonstration Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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2019's Best Books for Teachers
The Best Books for Teachers in 2021 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent   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 […]
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Best Scholarships for Education Majors
Scholarships for Education Majors and Grad Students Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Teacher Salary with a Master's Degree
Teacher Salary with a Master’s Degree Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Alternate Jobs for Teachers
Best Jobs for Teachers Who Don’t Want to Teach 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 make some teachers consider leaving […]
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What is the Praxis Exam?
The Praxis Demystified: How to Prepare and Pass Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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The Importance of Professional Organizations
Learn The Importance of Professional Organizations for Teachers Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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2021 Innovations In Education
2021 Innovations In Education Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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2017 Teacher Appreciation Week
2017 Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas & Events Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Difference Between a Teacher and a Professor
What is the Difference Between a Teacher and a Professor? Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Good Reasons Why School Should Start Later
Good Reasons Why School Should Start Later Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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, […]
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Teaching Introverted Students
Teaching Introverted Students: A Guide for Educators and Parents Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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, […]
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Difference Between Private and Public Schools
Difference Between Private and Public Schools Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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, […]
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How Long Does it Take to Become a Teacher?
How Long Does it Take to Become a Teacher? Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent   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 […]
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7 Types of Learning Styles
The 7 Different Types of Learning Styles Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Why Being a Preschool Teacher is Rewarding
25 Reasons Why Being a Preschool Teacher is Rewarding Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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2017 Outlook for Teaching Salaries
Outlook for Teaching Salaries Around the World Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 to become a teacher or expand your education in 2017.  The US education […]
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Why Betsy DeVos Matter To Educators
Who Is Betsy DeVos And Why Does It Matter To Educators? Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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What Type of Teaching Degree Should You Get?
What Teaching Degree is Right For You? Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Earn A Teaching Degree & Start Your Career
5 Steps To Earning A Teaching Degree & Starting Your Career Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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What I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Teacher
What I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Teacher Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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What Do Art Educators Do?
Find Out What Art Educators Do Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Why Alternative Teaching Certificates are Becoming More Popular
Why Alternative Teaching Certificates are Becoming More Popular Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Prevent Bullying Online and in the Classroom
How to Prevent Bullying Online and in the Classroom Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Job Interview Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent Teacher Job Interviews 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 […]
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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? Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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How to Deal With Difficult Parents
How to Deal With Difficult Parents Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Summer Job Ideas For Teachers
Summer Job Ideas For Teachers Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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 Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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5 Educational Learning Theories
The Five Learning Theories in Education Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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Education Reform Trends
Education Reform Trends Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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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
Ed.D. vs. Ph.D.: What’s the Difference? Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent In essence, the primary difference between a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is that an Ed.D. focuses on practical skills, while a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focuses on theory and research. Those pursuing an Ed.D. typically want to […]
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How to Become a Principal
How to Become a Principal Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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The Need for Special Education Teachers
The Need for Special Education Teachers Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]
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An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards
An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards Reviewed by Jon Konen, District Superintendent 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 […]