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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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    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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    5 Ways to Avoid a Facebook Career Disaster

    5 Ways to Avoid a Facebook Career Disaster
    Social media is all around us, allowing us to instantly connect and communicate with friends. Yet, failing to understand privacy settings and not establishing clear boundaries may result in your private life bleeding into the public domain. This can have unforeseen consequences, e.g. not being awarded teacher degree and teacher firing. Here are simple tips to protect yourself and be a ...
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    2011 Job Outlook for Teachers

    2011 Job Outlook for Teachers
    In the past few years, school districts have worked hard to balance budgets. Teaching jobs have become more competitive than ever as many educators were laid off. Districts across the nation have taken a hard look at their student growth and what kinds of teachers are needed for achievement. Because of this, several trends have been identified that will impact how ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    6 Fastest Growing Education Careers in 2010

    Elementary School Teachers 13% Job Increase Roughly 209,000 New Jobs There are currently over 1.5 million elementary school teachers not including special education. Elementary education teachers represent the largest portion of the teaching force. Market Forecast: Most job openings will result from the need to replace the large number of teachers who are expected to retire over the next few years. ...
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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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