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    Teaching Writers & Partners

    Teaching Writers & Partners
    Teaching has partnered with expert education professionals to bring you the best and most current information for a successful career in teaching. Read about our featured writers and partners, listed below in alphabetical order. Become a writer for Teaching. A-F G-L M-P R-T U-Z [page] h3. A + Resumes for Teachers "A+ Resumes for Teachers":http://resumes-for-teachers.com/index.htm offers effective, confidential, certified professional resume ...
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    Do You Have Spring Fever?

     Do You Have Spring Fever?
    It happens this time every year. No, I’m not talking about the exhausted crash and burn landing into spring break. I am talking about contract renewal time. That time of the year when teachers have to decide, “Do I really want to come back and do this again next year?” It’s easy to sign early in the years, especially before tenure ...
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    Should Education be About Common Sense and Instinct?

    Should Education be About Common Sense and Instinct?
    In this high tech, political, and cerebral world that we live in, imagine for a second what it would be like if schools were run based on common sense and instinct. I had this revelation while walking our 100-lb, 3-legged Akita, Maximillian the other day. Stay with me, there is a connection. Max could be thought of as a phoenix rising ...
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    Do Teachers Have a 5 Year Itch to Quit?

    Do Teachers Have a 5 Year Itch to Quit?
    If you’re involved in education, you’ve probably heard that new teachers are leaving the field at an alarming rate each year. Marriages are said to have a seven-year itch, but do teachers get the urge to leave the classroom even sooner? It’s a question Teaching explored recently to see if we should be concerned at how many new teachers give up ...
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    How Teachers Can Beat the Winter Blues

    How Teachers Can Beat the Winter Blues
    You have probably heard it before. A colleague walks around, coffee cup in hand, and says something like, “Only ninety-three more school days to go.” Sometimes it is said in jest; other times, it is said with exasperation. I have laughed it off, ignored it, or maybe even made believe I did not hear it; unfortunately, this attitude is self-defeating and sets ...
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    5 Ways to Quit Taking it Personally

    5 Ways to Quit Taking it Personally
    Sometimes the biggest on-the-job hazard for teachers is not being able to let things go. We think about our students, school, our principal, our evaluations, and parent interactions all day. We want things to go perfectly, and when they don't, we're devastated and disappointed. Finding success at work and at home is finding ways to not take things so personally. Teaching ...
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    Getting Through February Without Poking Yourself in the Eye

    Getting Through February Without Poking Yourself in the Eye
    Oh man, is it FEBRUARY or what?! It's cold, it's gray, there's probably way too much indoor recess going on (which results in too many horrific afternoons) and those days where you just want to pop in a movie and sit quietly in the back of your classroom and, I don't know, file things quietly, are happening WAY too often. PLUS, ...
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    Thank You, Teacher

    Thank You, Teacher
    It's the time of year when we think about what we're thankful for. And while some words are spoken in thankfulness, a lot goes left unsaid. While I was watching an episode of Glee a few weeks ago, this quote reminded me of why I got into teaching. "All of us were scarred by high school. Next to our parents, nothing ...
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    Teaching's Book Giveaway

    Throughout the school year, members of Teaching have the opportunity to win free books! Talented education authors are helping Teaching make professional development and literature more accessible. You can enter to win each month! Some months will feature professional development literature, some humorous reading about being a teacher, and others will feature books you can use in your classroom with ...
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    Kids: In The End, What Else Is There?

    Kids: In The End, What Else Is There?
    Kids are and always will be what great teachers live for. Their smiles are an antidote to a bad day, and their progress is an unending source of satisfaction. Without exception, all teachers spoke effusively of their love for children and commitment to their learning progress. "I still can not get used to how much my heart soars with every student's ...
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    Dear Mr. President: It's Quality Not Quantity

    Dear Mr. President: It's Quality Not Quantity
    According to MSNBC’s article More school? Obama could trim summer break, the President wants schools to have longer classes, longer days, and have students on weekends. I have said this before and I’ll say it again, though many might disagree with me. It is about Quality, not Quantity! It seems like so many non-educators think if we stuff kids in classes ...
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    Are We Still Waiting for Superman?

    Are We Still Waiting for Superman?
    Back at the start of the fall, the ed reform community was all atwitter about the movie documentary, Waiting for Superman. Throughout the spring and summer, we had special previews of the movie for reform-minded audiences. The national release of the movie in September brought effusive articles in national publications on the movie, its message, and the impact it would have ...
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    Eight Great Gifts for Teachers (and Three to Avoid)

    Eight Great Gifts for Teachers (and Three to Avoid)
    What is teacher appreciation? It is not a catalog full of useless crap covered in empty slogans. I am reminded that even well-meaning friends and family have historically seemed married to the idea that all teachers want is tchotchkes that say "#1 Teacher" and "We Love Teachers". So as a service to the friends, family, students and colleagues of teachers, I ...
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    The After-Effects of After-School

    The After-Effects of After-School
    Does learning only happen during school hours, behind school house doors? For years, the education community has debated the impact of after-school programs on student achievement. Today, Education Week's Debra Viadero has a story on a new research study showing dramatic achievement gains for those students who regularly attend and participate in "top-notch" after-school programs. The findings seem common sense to ...
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    2008 Presidential Candidates On Education Reform

    2008 Presidential Candidates On Education Reform
    Know Where Your Man (or Woman) Stands on Education? White House hopefuls are divided on the federal government's role in education as Congress considers changes to President Bush's signature schools law, the No Child Left Behind Act, and how to make college affordable. Candidate positions on education were compiled by Ledyard King of Gannett News Service, The Des Moines Register and ...
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    Is There a Math Fairy?

    Is There a Math Fairy?
    Let's be honest with ourselves here for a moment, shall we? Sometimes it is hard to psych yourself up for a new class at the beginning of the year. Last year, it was definitely not love at first sight for me. I remember being all, "I'm so excited to start the year with you!! We are going to do so many ...
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    Obama's Plan for Education: Will it Work?

    Obama's Plan for Education: Will it Work?
    Now that the Presidential election is over and our country will be under the direction of a new leader, are you wondering how it will effect your job as a teacher or the way children are educated? There are many issues to consider, as education is the foundation for the knowledge that forms how our economy runs. According to Barack Obama.com, ...
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    Write for Teaching!

    Teaching's community is about sharing and problem solving, and we want the best of you. Teaching members are diverse in their interests, experiences, and perspectives. Whether you teach second grade, high school science, are retired, or are exploring a career in education for the first time, you have a perspective to share. h4. There are two ways that members can contribute ...
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    9 Reasons to Quit Teaching and 10 Reasons to Stay

    9 Reasons to Quit Teaching and 10 Reasons to Stay
    Face it, you are not as good of a teacher as you could be. You’re not living up to your potential. Nobody is. There are many reasons to quit, here are 9: 1. Bad students 2. Bad administrators 3. Bad curriculum 4. Too much paperwork 5. Too much negativity 6. Too much responsibility 7. Not enough time 8. Not enough credit ...
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    Obama's Effect on Inner City Students

    Obama's Effect on Inner City Students
    As I walked to my school in the heart of the inner city the day after the election, I saw a sign that the day before, had GUNZ tagged on it, and it had been painted over to read OBAMA! Today, I saw a billboard that had previously been completely defaced with graffiti, covered over with posters of Obama, with “Change” ...
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