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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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    15 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Becoming a Teacher

    15 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Becoming a Teacher
    Don't you wish you knew the good, the bad and the ugly before you became a teacher? Find out some things to look forward to and things to avoid. Do you have something to add to the list? Please do in the comment section below or in Teaching forum. 1. Relating to every student takes research. If you're like me, you ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ten Great Cities for Teachers to Live & Work

    Ten Great Cities for Teachers to Live & Work
    Whether you're an experienced professional with a long career in teaching, or a young student considering a teaching career for the first time, you'll want to explore many different cities before settling on one. The school system you'll be teaching in is an important factor, as well as what the city has to offer. Consider these ten great U.S. cities: ...
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    Where Have All the Teaching Jobs Gone?

    Where Have All the Teaching Jobs Gone?
    At the beginning of the recession, many careers were flagged as being "safe." Education was among the few careers at the top the list. The popular thought was people being laid off would go back to school. Education would be a huge priority at all levels so a disastrous recession wouldn't repeat itself. In the middle of the recession, educators around ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How Outsiders View Teachers

    How Outsiders View Teachers
    This morning I allowed a guest post to go up on this blog that many readers felt was inappropriate for this blog. In it, the author listed three reasons mothers should become teachers: 1. You’re assured of more than two months of vacation every year 2. Your schedule is perfect when it comes to looking after your kids 3. The stress ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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