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    12 Things to Never Say to Older and Younger Coworkers

    To an Older Coworker: “Do you know how to use email?” Older educators always get a bad rap for not being able to learn new tasks or technology. Yet there’s really no evidence that says older people are really less likely to be able to learn new tricks than they are at any other time in their lives. This question, along ...
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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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    Maximizing the Stimulus Bill

    Maximizing the Stimulus Bill
    For the past month now, I have spent the majority of his day dealing with questions about the American Recovery and Reinvention Act and what it means for "me." Everyone is looking for answers, seeking to learn how it affects their institution, where there are opportunities to sell into it, and generally how the funds are to be used (or how ...
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    The Importance of Researching a School District

     The Importance of Researching a School District
    Now that you have secured a job interview for that once-in-a-lifetime-teaching opportunity, what's next? You have picked out the appropriate attire, rehearsed answers to the questions you are anticipating in front of the mirror, and now you feel ready to face the interview committee. Wait! Are you really ready? Have you researched the school district and studied their educational mandate or ...
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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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    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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    Stuck in the Middle

    Stuck in the Middle
    I am approaching the middle of my teaching career. I am also in the middle of the teacher generations. I am no longer the “new guy,” nor am I a part of the “old guard.” I find myself being placed into leadership positions both on campus, in the district, and even here on the web. I am embracing the opportunities that ...
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    12 Things to Never Say to Coworkers

    12 Things to Never Say to Coworkers
    With the downturn in the US economy, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse age-wise. Older workers are working alongside younger workers as people at every stage in their career are getting laid off. With this generational gap among educators widening, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication or differing perspectives. Though many people will absolutely deny that they have any ...
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    Taking the Time to Find My Calling

    Taking the Time to Find My Calling
    When I graduated from Cornell last May, I was a little burned out. Not only was I managing a vigorous GPA, I had a full plate of extracurricular stuff and a part-time job. So, I decided to move to San Francisco, to take it easy, take some time deciding what to do. I had originally considered New York, where many of ...
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    What Not to Wear to a Holiday Work Party

    What Not to Wear to a Holiday Work Party
    December is great time year! The work load lessens and social calendars fill up. Most employers get into the spirit of the holidays by hosting a party to celebrate the year's accomplishments. It's a time to kick back, relax, and get to know your fellow coworkers on a more personal level. If you've worked hard on your professional reputation, don't throw ...
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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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    Study: Seniority-Based Layoffs Hurt Students

    Study: Seniority-Based Layoffs Hurt Students
    Seniority-based teacher layoffs hurt students, concludes a study by the Center for Education Data and Research at the University of Washington. Researchers compared “value-added scores” of less-experienced Washington state teachers targeted for layoffs to scores of teachers with enough seniority to avoid layoffs. [gate] Using teachers’ past performance, the researchers predicted the performance of two hypothetical school systems: one in which ...
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    5 Mistakes Keeping You From Your Dream Job

    5 Mistakes Keeping You From Your Dream Job
    Are you having difficulty with your job search? Do you feel like you are constantly walking into a brick wall? Are you bewildered as to why your phone is not ringing off the hook with interview invitations? You may not realize it, but you could be the culprit who is unintentionally sabotaging your job search success. As a professional resume writer ...
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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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    Will Teachers Face a Recession?

    Will Teachers Face a Recession?
    With the current economic climate in the US, everyone may be a bit on edge about the security of their job. What about the state of the teaching occupation? If you want to find out what the predictions are for the demand for teachers over the next decade, you won't want to miss what the latest research suggests. h4. Job Outlook ...
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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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    5 Reasons Why Teachers Fail

    [photo:65548] Failure is a part of life. It's what makes us learn and eventually succeed. Sometimes it's our fault that we fail, and other times, we're not given the tools we need to succeed. Failure isn't the worst thing that can happen to us in our lives. It can make us stronger and more prepared to face what lies ahead. These ...
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    Free Business Cards for Teaching Members!

    Free Business Cards for Teaching Members!
    Teaching has partnered with VistaPrint to provide free business cards to all of our members. Pick from a library of templates or design your own card, choose the contact information you want to include and have your business cards in just a few days! Printing is FREE. Pay only for shipping and processing.
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    15 Reasons Teachers are Great

    15 Reasons Teachers are Great
    There are countless traits that make teachers great. I've narrowed in on fifteen unique behaviors I've observed in great educators over the years. Do you have one to add to the list? Write in your own! 1. Teachers can say everything without saying anything at all. Experienced teachers have perfected the use of the facial expression, and can say anything to ...
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