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    What Teaching Job Is the Best?

    What Teaching Job Is the Best?
    “The grass is always greener on the other side.” I’ve been lucky enough to teach on all grade levels from elementary to university. I can honestly say that all levels have their own difficulties and their own joys. I have also taught special ed classes and some general ed classes and the same goes for that. Here are the things that ...
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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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    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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    How Hard is the Job of a Substitute?

    How Hard is the Job of a Substitute?
    Substitutes get no respect — and sometimes no lesson plan, writes Carolyn Bucior in the New York Times. “Maggie,” a teacher in a Milwaukee public school, was talking about the difficulty of her job, which is something the teachers I know do quite a lot. Then she complained that her sub hadn’t completed the lesson plan she’d been given. “So, what ...
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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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    Job Descriptions for Education Careers

    Elementary School Teacher Middle/High School Teacher Principal/Assistant Principal Special Education Teacher Gifted Education Teacher Academic Dean/Officer Counselor/Social Worker Speech-Language Pathologists/Occupational Therapist Librarian Preschool Teacher A Day in the Life of an Educator 8 Toughest Education Jobs
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    What Do Teachers Do All Day?

    What Do Teachers Do All Day?
    Do you want to become an educator but aren't sure what each type of teacher does all day? 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 ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why Teach?

    Why Teach?
    Why should people consider becoming educators? Henry Brooks Adams, the American novelist, journalist, historian and academic offered the following about the lasting effect of teachers: “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Being a teacher can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. In addition to leaving lasting legacies that will last generations, another major reason ...
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    Teaching an Elective Class

    Teaching an Elective Class
    I am a teacher of elective classes. Some think the teaching of electives is easy. I teach a subject that students like to take, but I am a department of one and I write most of my curriculum alone. My pupils are not automatically enrolled; they have to choose the course. So elective teachers live and die by the number of ...
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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 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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    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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    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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    Academic Dean/Officer

    Academic Dean/Officer
    Education Requirements College and university academic deans and chairpersons usually advance from professorships in their departments, for which they need a master’s or doctoral degree; further education is not typically necessary. Admissions, student affairs, and financial aid directors and registrars sometimes start in related staff jobs with bachelor’s degrees—any field usually is acceptable—and obtain advanced degrees in college student affairs, counseling, ...
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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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