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    Popular Interview Questions for Teachers

    Popular Interview Questions for Teachers
    Teaching members have helped put together a list of popular interview questions for teachers. If you have questions to add, please add them "here.":http://teaching.monster.com/discussions/2/topics/143 1. Why did you decide to become a teacher? 2. Harder one: Why are you still teaching? 3. What is your philosophy of education and what tangible ways do you demonstrate it? 4. Where do you see ...
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    Job Outlook for Teachers

    Job Outlook for Teachers
    Job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Most job openings will result from the need to replace the large number of teachers who are expected to retire over the 2004-14 period. Also, many beginning teachers decide to leave teaching after a year or two—especially ...
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    How to Prepare for Teaching

    How to Prepare for Teaching
    All teachers in public schools must have a teaching certificate, a license to teach. Some are licensed to teach preschool through grade 3. Others are licensed to teach grades 1 through 6 or 8. Some are licensed to teach middle school or high school. Some have a license to teach a special subject. You must have a college degree to be ...
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    Is a Career in Teaching for You?

    Is a Career in Teaching for You?
    Is a Career in Teaching for You? Whether you’re a college student looking for something worthwhile to do with your life after graduation, or you hate your job selling widgets because there’s no meaning in it, chances are good someone will suggest teaching as an option. Should you be attracted by the seductive statistic that one-third of the teaching force is ...
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    Is Teaching a Lonely Job?

    Is Teaching a Lonely Job?
    I am sure that is hard to imagine for those who do not teach and who see teachers interacting with people everyday. While teachers develop excellent interpersonal communication and coping skills, we mostly use them to relate to students who are usually much younger and very different from ourselves. Sure, we know lots of (young) people and are regularly recognized in ...
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    High Teacher Turnover: Good for the Profession?

    High Teacher Turnover: Good for the Profession?
    After praising E.D. Kain’s defense of job security for teachers in Forbes, Atlantic blogger Megan McArdle makes the case for firing teachers. She assumes that teacher quality matters, even if it can’t erase the effects of dysfunctional families, and that it’s possible to identify very bad teachers, though much harder to determine who’s mediocre. She proposes raising pay in exchange for ...
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    The Future of Teaching Shines Bright

    The Future of Teaching Shines Bright
    I firmly believe that future of teaching is bright. It is bright because there is an entire generation of baby teachers at the universities who can’t wait to leap into teaching and make a difference in the lives of students. These people are optimistic, excited, enthusiastic, and passionate about the classroom and the learning experience for both students and teachers. ...
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    The Layoff Survival Guide

     The Layoff Survival Guide
    This article offers general information on legal and financial matters relating to employment. For specific information relating to your situation, please consult an attorney, financial planner or appropriate government agency. Now that you've lost your job, you need to hurry up and find a new one, right? Wrong. You've got to buck up and tie up loose ends with your ex-employer ...
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    How To Make A Successful Transition From Teaching To Administration

    How To Make A Successful Transition From Teaching To Administration
    Most teachers have no idea about how to move from teaching to administration. They believe that all they need to progress is to teach well. However, as they make the decision to advance in their careers and move from a teaching job to an administrative job (such as teacher to assistant principal or from teacher to principal), they discover that they ...
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    How to Prepare and Get the Most Out of a Teacher Job Fair

    How to Prepare and Get the Most Out of a Teacher Job Fair
    Whether you're brand new to teaching or are looking for a new placement, the teacher job fair is the perfect place to showcase your skills, distribute your resume, and network. Attending a teacher job fair can be a daunting experience – especially if this is your first time. You may encounter hundreds of teachers filling the room, which can make even ...
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    Teaching Guide for Every State

    Teaching Guide for Every State
    Searching for a job in education can be an arduous task. How much money can you expect to make? How does each state measure up with the national average? Find out important teacher-pupil ratios and state testing statistics. Connect with helpful links for popular school districts in each state, how to get certified, or start looking for jobs. Click on ...
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    5 Dumb (and Not So Dumb) Excuses for Missing Work

    5 Dumb (and Not So Dumb) Excuses for Missing Work
    It's the beginning of the school year, but you still may be needing- or wishing- you could miss a day of work. I'm no expert on jumping the gun to get a substitute, but I've asked teachers- and more importantly principals- what they find are real excuses or ones they never believe. Read now: Dumb Excuse #1
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    5 Dumb (& Not So Dumb) Excuses for Missing Work

    5 Not So Smart Excuses for Missing Work 1. Haircut & Primping Since the majority of teachers are women, this one is for you, gals. Don't make an appointment to get your hair cut or colored during the school day. Manicures and pedicures are off limits, too. Not only could you run into a parent from your school, it's not fair ...
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    21 Bad Ways to Start Your School Year

    Bad Way to Start Your School Year # 1: Update your Facebook or Twitter every ten minutes during class Have you been too attached to technology over the summer? Channel that technology force towards the classroom instead of personal use. Don't update your Facebook or Twitter status often when you're supposed to be teaching, especially if you're friends with colleagues or ...
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    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired

    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired
    Most teachers get into education thinking it can be a really secure job, right? Depends. Teachers have to follow rules, too, and these ten actions can get you fired faster than you think. 1. Become Romantically Involved with a Student: Not only is getting involved with a student a terrible idea, it's also highly unethical and illegal depending on the students' ...
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    7 Biggest Challenges Teachers Face

    7 Biggest Challenges Teachers Face
    Educators have the opportunity to make a huge impact on students, but with that opportunity comes many challenges. Many teachers wish their teacher training programs did a better job of preparing them for these real classroom issues. These seven challenges are the most common challenges that teachers face-- regardless of their location or training. Read these seven challenges and add your ...
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
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    Robert Wilder Exclusive Articles on Teaching

    Robert Wilder Exclusive Articles on Teaching
    Robert Wilder is the author of two critically acclaimed books of essays: Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge and Daddy Needs a Drink, both of which have been optioned for television and film. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction, Working Mother and elsewhere. He has taught students ages six to sixty for close to twenty years and ...
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    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace

    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace
    Holiday party planning can get dicey when companies add diversity to their merrymaking mix. How do you appeal to all without leaving someone out in the cold? "Put the emphasis on celebrating," advises workplace diversity consultant Sondra Thiederman, PhD, author of Making Diversity Work, founder of Cross-Cultural Communications and a Monster contributing writer. The key: "Focus more on what we share ...
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    How to Survive the Holidays

    How to Survive the Holidays
    The holiday season can be an exciting, fun, and stressful time. As many of you take some time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, don't forget to take time for yourself. How do you get everything done and make the most of your vacation? Let these articles guide you in navigating the holiday season and making it to the ...
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