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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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