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    Are You a Teacherpreneur?

    Are You a Teacherpreneur?
    In my own attempts to make ends meet, I've been doing just about anything and everything I can think of to save money or make money. Spending the last year in Boston made this not so much a lifestyle choice as a necessity. First, I had to make my money go farther: • Moved back to south Texas to cut rent ...
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    The 10 Best Books on ALA's Banned or Challenged Books List

    Saturday, September 25, is the first day of Banned Books Week, a national celebration of our freedom to read; it was launched in 1982 in response to what organizers describe as "a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries." In anticipation of Banned Books Week, GOOD scrolled through the American Library Association's list of ...
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    4 In-Demand Education Careers

    4 In-Demand Education Careers
    Jobs for teachers used to be constantly available, but with the current economy, more people are seeking teaching as a career alternative. Wonder which teaching professions are the most in-demand despite the economy? The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the job prospects for all teachers will grow as fast as average in line with other occupations. However, teachers willing to ...
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    Fastest Growing Education Careers in 2010

    Fastest Growing Education Careers in 2010
    Over 3 million people call themselves educators in the U.S. today. In the next few years, hundreds of thousands of teachers will be retiring, mostly from the baby boomer generation. One million educators are currently over the age of 50-- almost a third of the teaching force-- and the next decade will provide roughly one million vacancies for prospective educators. Isn't ...
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    7 Unexpected Jobs of a Teacher

    7 Unexpected Jobs of a Teacher
    If you look up the definition of teacher you will find that a "teacher is a person who teaches or instructs others (usually professionally)." If you are a teacher you know that we are so much more than just “educators”. 1. Teachers are EMTs We may not be certified EMTs and deal with medical issues on a much smaller basses but ...
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    Obama Promises Education Jobs to Stimulate Economy

    Obama Promises Education Jobs to Stimulate Economy
    If you're tired of hearing the words bailout and stimulus, you're not alone. The media is throwing around the number $819 billion like it's no big deal. But to teachers who work hard for every too small paycheck, it sounds like an unfathomable amount of money. The big question is, will all of this money trickle down to have an impact ...
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    Education Jobs Thrive Despite Recession

    Education Jobs Thrive Despite Recession
    Turn on the TV every night for the news, and you'll hear about the layoffs nationwide and how families are struggling to make ends meet. Do you know where jobs are growing instead of declining? Education. The U.S. Labor Department reported that 9,800 jobs were added in the field of education in November. So why is education thriving while the rest ...
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    5 Ways to Improve Teacher Quality: New Report Released

    5 Ways to Improve Teacher Quality: New Report Released
    With all of the talk about student achievement and turning around schools, there is a larger issue lurking in the shadows. Teachers. For much of this year, we've focused discussions of teacher quality on how we measure effective instruction in the classroom. And while Eduflack is all about the outcomes, the research shows that the inputs of teacher quality are just ...
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    Is Teaching the Best Job Out There?

    Is Teaching the Best Job Out There?
    Teaching is definitely not the career for everyone. A good teacher needs to be an organized individual that is good with time management, planning, and multi-tasking. A teacher should be creative, energetic, and sensitive. If you’re good with crowd control, speaking in front of a group, and responding quickly to an abundance of emails (and phone calls) from teachers, parents, and ...
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    How to Keep Your Job: Don’t Be Deadwood!

    How to Keep Your Job: Don’t Be Deadwood!
    During an economic squeeze, organizations can no longer afford to carry dead wood, even if it was tolerated during more prosperous times. If staff members have to go, it makes sense to let go of the useless ones and retain the useful ones.” Learning how not to be deadwood is such an important skill that we need to teach it to ...
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    How Long Will You Stay in Teaching?

    How Long Will You Stay in Teaching?
    Since I entered motherhood last year, it's caused me to reflect on my career. I think that career and family goals are closely intertwined. The quote that came to mind recently was something similar to a quote my dad used to say, "You can take the person out of the classroom, but you can't take the teacher out of the person." ...
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    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Your Teaching Job

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Your Teaching Job
    It’s always exhilarating to quit a job you hate. You think of all the perfect ways to tell your boss to shove it — but have you thought about the consequences? Do you know what you’re going to do after the big event? Are you prepared to just leave your job? Pause before you take any action. Go ahead and ...
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    5 Smart (& Not So Smart) Excuses for Missing Work

    5 Smart Excuses For Missing Work #1: Sickness and Injuries If you're really sick, you probably have a fever and are contagious. You may even have stomach issues and dizzy spells that make it impossible to stand up and teach. For the sake of your students' health, stay home and try to recover quickly. Don't use a sick day if you ...
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    10 Biggest Locations for Teaching Jobs

    10 Biggest Locations for Teaching Jobs
    Wondering what areas in the U.S. teach the most students? These ten locations have the largest student enrollments and also employ the largest number of teachers. Are you looking for a big school district with lots of employment opportunities? Keep reading to see if one of these districts is a place you might want to teach. Continue reading on the next ...
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    Teaching Quality vs. Seniority

    Teaching Quality vs. Seniority
    “As budget cuts loom again in many states, employee termination, seniority, and ‘bumping rights’ are in the news. The essential issue is whether organizational leaders should be able to retain the employees they think are the most highly-skilled or whether seniority (or some other factor) should be employed instead. ‘Highly skilled’ in this instance means ‘employee quality’ or ‘best fit for ...
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    But Wait, That Wasn’t In My Job Description!

    But Wait, That Wasn’t In My Job Description!
    “Welcome to education.” “Deal with it!” “Didn’t they teach you in college that you need to be flexible?” ‘What do you want me to do about it?” “Wow, I wish I had it that good my first year!” So you graduated and then spent all summer looking for a job. You got your job, get to the school, and suddenly the ...
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    What it Takes to Be a Teacher

    What it Takes to Be a Teacher
    What do you think it takes to be a teacher today? Teaching asked the experts and a wealth of advice flooded in. From university professors, authors and classroom teachers, the following persons in the field of education recognize the importance of teachers today. What characteristics help teachers survive, thrive and teach for the long haul? Find out! Read the list now. ...
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    What it Takes to Be a Great Teacher

    "We need to incorporate technology in the classroom and understand social networking trends and the way that today's student communicates. Teaching is more interactive and collaborative than it has been in the past and students want to feel like they play a part in their own education, rather than feeling like they are memorizing information and repeating it back." Suzann ...
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    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?

    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?
    In an effort to maintain the transparency and accountability promised during the Presidential campaign, the Obama Administration launched Recovery.gov. The site is a searchable database of how and where tax dollars are spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Teaching found the most useful part of the site is the Estimated Job Effect Flash Map of the ...
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    The Truth & Fiction of Teaching

    The Truth & Fiction of Teaching
    “I just don’t see the point in reading this stuff,” George exclaimed, pushing his copy of the “Bartleby The Scrivener” away from him like it was a cut of tainted meat I was forcing him to eat. George is a great kid, funny and earnest, member of the speech and debate team and a natural mimic. Every Halloween, he’s the kid ...
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