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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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    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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    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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    7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off

    All too often, work and what we really love doing are two very different things. If that's your situation, a layoff can be a blessing in disguise. The blessing might be disguised as a severance package or a chance to reorient towards a more fulfilling career path. It might be a time to reconnect with family and friends or just ...
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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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    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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    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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    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 Valid Reasons Teachers Quit

    5 Valid Reasons Teachers Quit
    Now some of you will consider this sacrilegious for me to say that there are circumstances when it is acceptable to quit teaching. But that is not what I am saying. I am saying that there are circumstances where leaving the teaching profession is the best course of action. I think everyone should be lifelong teachers, whether they are employed as ...
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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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    Teaching is One of the Five Most Trusted Professions

    Teaching is One of the Five Most Trusted Professions
    Willie Nelson may have once pleaded with mothers to raise their children into doctors and lawyers and such, but these days, those professions are fighting to maintain their respectability against an often shaky public perception. Attorneys, journalists, medical professionals; these are the kinds of professions many have long expected a little more out of, particularly when it comes to trust. Most ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    2009 Job Outlook for Teachers

    2009 Job Outlook for Teachers
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics studied career trends for teachers and have released some vital information for those who will be seeking employment as teachers. They have released favorable predictions for the job outlook for K-12 teachers, as well as information on how and why the employment of teachers will change over the next few years. The BLS has also marked ...
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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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