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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just sit there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your school district has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of ...
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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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    10 Fastest Growing School Districts

    10 Fastest Growing School Districts
    Earlier this year, the Census Bureau identified that fastest growing areas in the U.S. According to the estimates, all but one of the nation’s 10 fastest-growing were located in the South or West. A definite connection can be drawn: when counties grow fast, so do school districts and the need for teachers. If you're interested in looking into employment in these ...
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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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    The Top 3 1/2 Reasons to Continue Teaching

    The Top 3 1/2 Reasons to Continue Teaching
    On every cover of every publication at the grocery store check out line and one every magazine at the doctors office there are articles about the top ten this or the 7 traits of highly successful that or some other listy type of article. And when you read them, you see that these are mostly rip-off s of someone else’s top ...
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
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    Teachers Needed in 5 U.S. Areas

    Teachers Needed in 5 U.S. Areas
    A year or two ago, it might have been easy to find hundreds of school districts around the country with plenty of vacancies. However, due to the economy, teaching positions have become more competitive. Some have left the corporate world to find their calling leading classrooms, and even higher education has seen a boost in enrollment for advanced degrees. Some states ...
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    Are Education Jobs Recession-Proof?

    Are Education Jobs Recession-Proof?
    Despite the downturn in the economy, educators have been repeatedly told that their careers are recession-proof. Proponents of this outlook site statistics about the education industry adding jobs each month and the increased demand for workers like preschool teachers, science teachers, math teachers, and bilingual teachers. But education hasn’t been immune to the recession. Teachers and school staff have been laid ...
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    Does My Job Define Me?

    Does My Job Define Me?
    I was listening to a podcast the other day where the speaker was saying that she does her job just to pay her bills. She doesn’t like to talk much about it and tries to forget about it when she is not there at the job. Then I began to think about how much I talk about teaching. I talk about ...
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    Teaching: Notes from the Front Lines

    Teaching: Notes from the Front Lines
    Two weeks ago, my heart sank when I was told that I would lose my current class of 9th graders and soon be taking over 10th grade English.The flashbacks of my traumatic first year teaching hit: memories of my incompetence; of how students came to class when and if they wanted; and how they talked through the entirety of my lessons ...
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    Which States Spend the Most on Education?

    Which States Spend the Most on Education?
    When you put it all together, the amount that the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia spend on education is astounding. Leading the pack for education spending is California, which is natural since it employs the second largest teaching workforce in the country. It's fair to say that the more teachers there are per states to teach the ...
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    Finding a Teaching Job: Where to Start

    Finding a Teaching Job: Where to Start
    Finding a teaching job can be a difficult process. However, if you know where to look and how to go about your teaching job search, the search process becomes much easier. This article shows you where to start your teacher job search. h4. Where to Look for a Teaching Job There are many ways to look for a teaching job. The ...
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    Economic Stimulus Package Creates Jobs in Education

    Economic Stimulus Package Creates Jobs in Education
    The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) could have a big impact on job growth in the education sector. “The administration has made it clear that there are two primary purposes for the Recovery Act's education funds: saving and creating jobs and improving education,” says John See, associate director of public affairs for the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, an ...
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    Does Your State Value Education?

    Does Your State Value Education?
    Figuring out how teachers fit into the scheme of things in each state can be difficult information to locate. How many teachers have advanced degrees in each state? Which states have the largest teaching forces? Teaching answers these questions and more with three important research findings. Understanding more about each state can help find a job and make the most ...
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    What Teachers Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    What Teachers Should Never (Ever!) Wear
    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how you feel about your job – that you take your position seriously, ...
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    When, Where, and How Much Do U.S. Teachers Work?

    When, Where, and How Much Do U.S. Teachers Work?
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently conducted a study to find out teachers' work patterns in comparison with other professionals. If you are already a teacher, you know that a career in teaching is like no other- but how do you compare with the rest of the teaching force and other professionals? New or aspiring teachers: this is a great way ...
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    Has Teacher Hiring Hit a New Low?

    Has Teacher Hiring Hit a New Low?
    I am not a big fan of flaming the fire with more bad news, but I have to call it as I see it.  This is a horrible time to looking for a job as a teacher, regardless of your specialty/certification. I have been receiving emails from across the country about aspiring teachers having trouble landing jobs. It’s almost everywhere. The problem is ...
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    5 Reaons to Love (and Hate) Teaching Jobs

    5 Reaons to Love (and Hate) Teaching Jobs
    Teaching is highly regarded as a profession, but what are five great reasons to love it? Find out! 1. It's Challenging Teaching, especially in the inner city or special education allows for great challenges and success. Solving on-the-job issues and making progress with students makes the hardest challenges rewarding. Related Article: 8 Toughest Education Jobs 2. Great Leadership Each principal is ...
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    What Teachers Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning *reflects how you feel about your job* – that you take your position seriously, ...
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