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    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes

    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes
    The Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: How important is having an "objective" or "summary" section at the opening of a candidate's resume? Your 15-Second 'Elevator Pitch' If you want to convert your 15 seconds of ...
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    Are "Teacherpreneurs" the Future of Education?

    Are "Teacherpreneurs" the Future of Education?
    One of the frustrating things about being a teacher is that the people who make the big policy decisions about education often don't have much, if any, classroom experience. Even our Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, was never a classroom teacher. But 12 of the 13 authors of a new education reform book, Teaching 2030, are current classroom teachers, and the ...
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    What's the Key to Ending the Math and Science Teacher Shortage?

    What's the Key to Ending the Math and Science Teacher Shortage?
    President Obama (and his predecessor, President Bush) has addressed the national shortage of math and science teachers several times in various official addresses on education. Both suggested recruiting more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers—in the tens of thousands per year. However, research shows that we lose almost 30,000 existing STEM teachers annually. We have a problem whose solution is ...
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    Schools Hiring in Your State (June 2011)

    Schools Hiring in Your State (June 2011)
    A lot of people have been making projections about jobs for educators. Projections are great, but job seekers want and to know the hard facts about which employers are hiring now. Backed by the reputation of Monster, Teaching can help you search for recently posted jobs for educators. Teaching has compiled a list of schools hiring for every state to make ...
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    Why I Quit: One Teacher Explains

    Why I Quit: One Teacher Explains
    A research scientist who became a science teacher at Rhode Island’s troubled Central Falls High, Dale Dearnley explains: Why I Resigned on GoLocalProv. A perennially low-scoring school, Central Falls fired — and then rehired — its teachers as part of a turnaround effort. Her number one reason for leaving is “the absence of discipline and accountability.” The district approved a behavior ...
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    Should Hiring Public School Teachers Be More Like Private Schools?

    Should Hiring Public School Teachers Be More Like Private Schools?
    Teacher hiring might be moving beyond just ensuring applicants have a few transcripts and a Department of Justice background check. Districts like Denver and Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. are shifting their focus away from whether an applicant has a complete file in a central office to determining if prospective teachers truly have the knowledge and skills to be effective in the ...
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    Does it Matter What Teachers Wear?

    Does it Matter What Teachers Wear?
    This week I worked at a charity golf tournament and was given some dress code information. No blue jeans allowed but white, khaki, or blue slacks/capris/shorts are allowed. Ladies were warned not to wear their shorts too short. Even on a golf course there are requirements! I think what you wear to work is very important. There are appropriate dress for ...
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    Troops to Teachers

    Troops to Teachers
    Troops to Teachers (TTT) was established in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. It was later written into the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 which is presently managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) located in Pensacola Florida. Reflecting the spirit of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the primary objective of ...
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    5 Ways to Handle a Bad Day

    5 Ways to Handle a Bad Day
    Having a Bad Day? Not feeling too well? Suck it up! from Tips For New Teachers and Student Teachers, Sam shares, Our students come into our classes expecting to learn something new each day. It’s our job to make sure they get a quality education – every day, not just on those days we feel good. So to all you new ...
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    High Teacher Turnover: Good for the Profession?

    High Teacher Turnover: Good for the Profession?
    After praising E.D. Kain’s defense of job security for teachers in Forbes, Atlantic blogger Megan McArdle makes the case for firing teachers. She assumes that teacher quality matters, even if it can’t erase the effects of dysfunctional families, and that it’s possible to identify very bad teachers, though much harder to determine who’s mediocre. She proposes raising pay in exchange for ...
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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
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    Outrageous Superintendent Salaries

    Outrageous Superintendent Salaries
    With state and local budgets feeling the pinch across the country, lawmakers are under tremendous pressure to take a hard look at the wages and salaries of all government employees. One of the public roles where noticeably high salaries have become the norm is the position of school district superintendent, a job where six-figure salaries are commonplace. It takes a lot ...
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    5 Outrageous Superintendent Salaries

    1. Carole Hankin District: Syosset Central Schools, NY 2009-10 Pay: $485,246 One of the areas where superintendent salaries have come under the most scrutiny is New York, specifically the Long Island area. Long Island has nine of the top 10 highest paid superintendents in the state. Facing a state budget crisis, superintendents' salaries have drawn the attention of NY governor Andrew ...
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    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume

    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume
    Desperate times often call for desperate measures -- and in a brutal employment market, some job seekers may be tempted to falsify their work or education history in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, recently found that 34 percent of job applicants lie on resumes. And when Yahoo! HotJobs recently ...
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    Workplace Checklist: How Toxic is Yours?

    Workplace Checklist: How Toxic is Yours?
    Nobody loves going to work all the time--but there's a difference between routine workplace hassles and a working environment that stresses you out to the point of illness, according to Linnda Durre, the author of "Surviving the Toxic Workplace." Durre suggests that hostile working environments typically have one or more types of dysfunction--how many symptoms does yours have? Unfairness You do ...
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    The Complete List of 67 Teacher Discounts

    The Complete List of 67 Teacher Discounts
    By GiftCardGranny Teacher discounts don't often receive the same hype and attention as those for students. But be confident, oft-neglected educators of the world -- businesses haven't forgotten you. Along with classroom supplies and other learned goodies like books, numerous teacher discounts are offered nationwide, running the gamut from laptops and Photoshop to museum entry and wedding favors. Yes, wedding favors. ...
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    Embarrassing Moments at Work: How to Recover

    Embarrassing Moments at Work: How to Recover
    Years later, I still remember that sinking feeling, just after I'd hit the Send button after writing an email complaining about an editor. My worst virtual fear was quickly confirmed: Yes, I had sent my bit of snark to the editor instead of my friend--and no, the editor wasn't amused. Although he initially refused to work with me again, he eventually ...
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    5 Ways to Avoid a Facebook Career Disaster

    5 Ways to Avoid a Facebook Career Disaster
    Social media is all around us, allowing us to instantly connect and communicate with friends. Yet, failing to understand privacy settings and not establishing clear boundaries may result in your private life bleeding into the public domain. This can have unforeseen consequences, e.g. not being awarded teacher degree and teacher firing. Here are simple tips to protect yourself and be a ...
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    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview

    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers --but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the ...
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
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