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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
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    Five Ways to Stay Positive in Negativity

    Five Ways to Stay Positive in Negativity
    It's easy to be positive in a positive environment. It's when things are emotionally draining and negative that you're challenged to behave differently. But you have the opportunity to be the beacon of light for others around you. By your actions and responses, you can demonstrate and teach others how to behave in an appropriate, positive and professional manner. Positive energy ...
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    5 Hot Spots for Teaching Jobs in the USA

    5 Hot Spots for Teaching Jobs in the USA
    I visit many Web forums and communities where I have the opportunity to chat with people in search of teaching jobs. One question that arises time and time again is: Where are the best places to look for teaching jobs in the United States? While many candidates have family, home, or community ties that prevent them from relocating to a new ...
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    No Brain, No Gain: Stay Sharp So You Can Move Ahead

    No Brain, No Gain: Stay Sharp So You Can Move Ahead
    If you think that years of industry experience, glowing references and a stellar resume are enough to help you land your next job, think again. Whether you're employed and casually looking for other opportunities or unemployed and anxiously trying to land a job, you must spend time each week learning and keeping your skills sharp. Sounds easy, right? Well, you'd be ...
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    Teachers in Demand Across the U.S.

    Teachers in Demand Across the U.S.
    Even though the economy may be struggling to stay out of a recession, teacher shortages are still common in many locations throughout the U.S. Teaching recently researched the most recent teacher shortages to make the news. If you're looking for a teaching job, try one of these markets to find a home for your teaching career. h3. 1. Wichita, Kansas *Classrooms ...
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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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    Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
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    Federal Designation of "Teacher Shortage Areas"

    Federal Designation of "Teacher Shortage Areas"
    The U.S. Department of Education has completed identifying Teacher Shortage Areas (TSA) through the 2009-2010 school year. Some states have identified geographic shortage areas and subject shortage areas, while some states have only identified one or the other. The federal designation of teacher shortage areas in your state under: • Enables a borrower who had no outstanding Federal Family Education Loan ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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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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    Nail Your Next Cover Letter

    Nail Your Next Cover Letter
    John and Linda applied for the same job. They were equally qualified, and each submitted an excellent resume that emphasized accomplishments, training, positive work ethic and dedication. John included a general cover letter that outlined his career history and aspirations. To save time, he used the same letter to apply for every job opening he looked at. Linda put more ...
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    Philosphy of Education in Teaching Portfolio

    Many educators don't include their philosophy of education as a marketing tool in their teaching portfolio, often causing missed job opportunities. A Statement of Educational Philosophy is a thoughtful paper, usually one to two pages long, which captures your core educational principles. Career Tip Your education may be your best asset. Find a program that helps you stand out. Discussion: What ...
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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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    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year
    By By Dan Miller, Monster Staff Writer Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. 1. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something ...
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    Good Thinking for Your Career

    Good Thinking for Your Career
    Psychologist Dan Goleman turned traditional assumptions about workplace success on their heads in the '90s when he observed in his groundbreaking books Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence that how well we manage our attitudes and behaviors is much more important to our career success than our actual intellectual abilities. Now there's another essential book that proves how we manage ...
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    Why Do Teachers Quit?

    Why Do Teachers Quit?
    Teachers, especially new teachers, are quitting the profession for a multitude of different reasons. Let's first examine the facts. A career in teaching doesn't offer promotions. Raises based on merit are non-existent and bonuses are few and far between. Salary increases- though very small- are earned on a yearly basis solely for the level of degree and years experience. The salary ...
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    Refine Your Online Image

    Refine Your Online Image
    h4. Ten E-Savvy Tips for Career Survival Everyone knows appearances matter when you're job hunting, but while you wouldn't think of wearing torn jeans to an interview, you might not even blink at sending an email message from a personal address you should share only with family and friends. Let's face it: meanpeoplesuck@skateboardaddict.com may capture the real you, but it isn't ...
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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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    Find Extra Money for the Holidays

    Find Extra Money for the Holidays
    It's never too early to start tracking down extra cash for holiday gifts. And if you plan in advance, not only will you save money, but you'll also avoid the big credit-card bills that can last long after the holidays are over. "It's a matter of planning ahead so you don't have a horrible surprise in January," says Donna Skeels Cygan, ...
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    Teaching's Best Lists

    Great Salaries & Location Lists for Teachers 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Education 10 Highest Paying States for Teachers 10 Fasted Growing School Districts Top 25 Cities for Teachers Popular Classroom Lists Top 10 Technology Tips for Teachers 10 Vital Tips from a Substitute Teacher 10 Quick Lesson Ideas for Substitute Teachers 6 Ways to Choose a Teaching Approach for ...
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