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    Top 10 Qualities of a Great Teacher

    1. An Engaging Personality and Teaching Style A great teacher is very engaging and holds the attention of students in all discussions. Next page: #2 [gate] [page] 2. Clear Objectives for Lessons A great teacher establishes clear objectives for each lesson and works to meet those specific objectives during each class. Next page: #3 [page] 3. Effective Discipline Skills A great ...
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    5 Non-School Jobs for Educators

    5 Non-School Jobs for Educators
    If you've been an educator but working in a school full-time just isn't for you, there's hope. Don't throw that education degree away! Try to stay in the education field with one of these jobs that can utilize your teaching degree in other ways. In each of the following job descriptions, I've listed jobs that are currently posted on our job ...
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    50 Reasons to Love Teaching

    50 Reasons to Love Teaching
    Editor's Note: Teaching, in my opinion, is one of the greatest career choices. Teaching featured writer, Joel, shares 50 reasons he loves teaching in a list below. Keep in mind, I bet every teacher that reads this could add many more reasons to the list. Share the reason you love teaching with Teaching now. Read some of the reasons teaching is ...
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    What It's Really Like to Be an Elementary School Teacher

    What It's Really Like to Be an Elementary School Teacher
    Throughout the past year, CTI Career Search has conducted interviews with dozens of elementary school teachers to assemble a real-world view of the profession. Recently, the web site published a free 64 page eBook called Being an Elementary School Teacher: Real-World Tips & Stories from Working Teachers that provides a summary and presents a representative sample of 25 of these interviews. ...
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    A Day in the Life of a High School English Teacher

    A Day in the Life of a High School English Teacher
    I currently teach the ninth grade English component of a world studies course in the humanities department of a very large suburban high school near Washington D.C. I have a teaching partner who teaches the world history component of the course. I am extremely fortunate in that my teaching partner is not just knowledgeable about her subject matter, but she is ...
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    8 Toughest Education Jobs

    [photo:79300] No job in education is easy. Every job worth doing right takes hard work and dedication. Though I think all careers in education are tough, these eight stand out as some of the toughest. Educators that stay with these jobs and strive to succeed are making a real difference in shaping our next generation. Next Page: #1 Toughest Education Job ...
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    A Day in the Life of a Special Education Teacher

    A Day in the Life of a Special Education Teacher
    A Day in the Life as a Special Education Teacher: Kindergarten-2nd grade, self-contained classroom for children with behavioral needs (8:1:1). 7:30-Enter school, unlock my classroom, revise the day’s lessons according to what was accomplished the day before, prepare materials for the day, write morning message on the board and morning work problems 8:00-Go to the office/mailbox, try to catch the principal ...
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    A Day in the Life of a School Principal

    A Day in the Life of a School Principal
    I read the news today, oh boy, About a lucky man who made the grade. -”A Day in the Life” by the Beatles When I think about the iconic song from the Beatles legendary album, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, that opening line has always stuck in my mind. Of course, as I approach writing about “a day in the ...
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    A Day in the Life of an Educator

    A Day in the Life of an Educator
    Do you want to become an educator but aren't sure which career is perfect for you? Let Teaching help? Real teachers and other education professions have outlined their day minute by minute so you can figure out what an education career is really like. • A Day in the Life of a Multimedia Teacher • A Day in the Life of ...
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    A Day in the Life of a School Psychologist

    A Day in the Life of a School Psychologist
    I arrive at my middle school campus today at 8:00am, armed with coffee, water bottle, lunch bag, bag of testing materials, my laptop, and a bag of toys. I greet the secretary in Spanish (she’s my own private language tutor) and grab a bunch of little notes out of my mailbox marked, “Dr. Bell, School Psychologist.” As I re-shuffled the weight ...
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    A Day in the Life of an Elementary School Music Teacher

    A Day in the Life of an Elementary School Music Teacher
    One Day in February 6:30 Wake-up and sneak out of the bedroom without waking my husband. Put on the clothes set out the night before. Pour some coffee and grab a drinkable yogurt from the fridge. 6:54 Get in the car and jam to some morning radio to wake-up and get energized for the day. 7:11 Arrive at school and sign ...
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    Schools Hiring Now

    Schools Hiring Now
    Are you looking for a new job? Teaching has compiled 25 schools that are hiring right now! Browse through these listings and see if you have the skills it takes to land one of these important education jobs. The jobs on the following pages were current November 24, 2009. To see the most current listings, click here. General Teaching Positions Director/Leadership ...
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    The Challenges of Being a First-Year Teacher

    The Challenges of Being a First-Year Teacher
    I was just thinking back to my first year of teaching. Don't ask me why...self torture? Self pity? Self reflection? Probably not. More like mind wandering, but whatever. I haven't written about those first teaching experiences very often because they were so awful that I try to block them in the interest of saving money on therapy because I prefer to ...
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    10 Qualities of a Great Teacher

    10 Qualities of a Great Teacher
    A great teacher is one a student remembers and cherishes forever. Teachers have long-lasting impact on the lives of their students, and the greatest teachers inspire students toward greatness. To be successful, a great teacher must have these 10 qualities: Read the list now>>
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    Counselor/Social Worker

    Counselor/Social Worker
    Counselor: Job Description Educational, vocational, and school counselors provide individuals and groups with career and educational counseling. In school settings—elementary through postsecondary—they usually are called school counselors, and they work with students, including those with academic and social development problems and those with special needs. They advocate for students and work with other individuals and organizations to promote the academic, career, ...
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    Paraprofessional/Teaching Assistant

    h4. Job Description Teacher assistants provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers, allowing teachers more time for lesson planning and teaching. Teacher assistants tutor and assist children in learning class material using the teacher’s lesson plans, providing students with individualized attention. Teacher assistants also supervise students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, and hallways, or on field trips. They record grades, set ...
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    Speech-Language Pathologists/Occupational Therapist

    Speech-Language Pathologists/Occupational Therapist
    h4. Speech-Language Pathologists: Job Description Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds, or cannot produce them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch ...
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    Elementary School Teacher

    Elementary School Teacher
    h4. Job Description Elementary school teachers instruct one class of children in several subjects. In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team and are jointly responsible for a group of students in at least one subject. In other schools, a teacher may teach one special subject—usually music, art, reading, science, arithmetic, or physical education—to a number of ...
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or bad across the board, helping or hurting all employees with one fell swoop. Check out these five worst ...
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    Middle/High School Teacher

    Middle/High School Teacher
    Job Description Middle school teachers and secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Middle and secondary school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology. They also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers, also referred ...
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