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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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