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    Report Reveals Professional Development for Teachers Not Good Enough

    Report Reveals Professional Development for Teachers Not Good Enough
    For much of this year, the education community has gone back and forth on teacher quality and how we evaluate effective teaching. Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times (with an assist from Hechinger Report) pushed the topic further than most, offering a comprehensive Grading the Teachers effort that tracked individual teachers to their students' test scores. Without doubt, we will ...
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    Occupational Therapist

    Job Description Occupational therapists (OTs) help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. They also help them to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills. Occupational therapists help clients not only to improve their basic motor ...
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    Tutor

    Tutor
    More parents are seeking help for their kids outside the classroom. According to education research group Eduventures, parents spent approximately $4 billion on tutoring in 2003. And demand is expected to grow through the end of the decade. For some people, tutoring is a part-time job for extra cash; for others, it's a career. Either way, if you love learning and ...
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    Choosing a School

    You've taken all the tests and made the grades, and now it's the moment of truth, deciding where to go to school! With so many schools to choose from, it could take forever to find the perfect one for you. Non-federal financial assistance programs and requirements often vary from school to school. Always check with your school before applying for financial ...
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    Free Minds, Free People: Call for Proposals

    Free Minds, Free People: Call for Proposals
    h4. "Free Minds, Free People":http://www.freemindsfreepeople.org h4. A National Conference on Education for Liberation h4. June 25 to 28, 2009 h4. Houston, Texas Free Minds, Free People is a national conference that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote Education for Liberation. Education for ...
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    10 Tips for Student Teachers

    10 Tips for Student Teachers
    Student teaching is the culminating experience of all you've been working towards in your degree studies to become a teacher. It will be a semester filled with learning experiences that will shape you as a teacher. h4. 1. Your Teaching Placement School Make sure your school placement for student teaching has been approved. Call your placement school to double check that ...
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    Gaining Classroom Experience

    Once you are on your way to becoming a teacher, you’ll want to get out and get field experience. Look for situations that you might fit in best. What students do you work best with? h4. 1. Schools Visits Over the course of a degree program, you should have many opportunities to observe and research at local schools. Many programs require ...
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    Alternative Routes to Certification

    "Alternative" in what ways? Instead of drawing primarily from the traditional pool of teacher preparation candidates which consists mainly of college students and recent graduates, alternative route programs cast a broader net, making efforts to attract older, non-traditional candidates who come to the program already well-versed in the content they want to teach. Because novice educators in these programs can begin ...
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    6 Great Learning Games to Fill Time

    6 Great Learning Games to Fill Time
    Sponge activities came about in response to teachers’ need to fill time when left with just a few minutes before transitioning. We have all faced those moments, and if you are like me, the perfect sponge activity never comes to mind. The easiest trick for me to pull out of my bag is a simple game. Although the students never sense ...
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    Five Critical Resume Strategies for Teachers

    The thought of creating a resume makes most people cringe. One of the biggest challenges of writing a resume is being objective, and thinking critically about what you have to offer. Writing your resume is one time you need to "boast" about your accomplishments; for many, this is extremely difficult. The following strategies and hints will help you get started in ...
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    Creating a Teaching Portfolio

    h4. What is a teaching portfolio? A teaching portfolio is a history of your teaching career and continual work in progress. h4. Why Do I need a teaching portfolio? Many school systems require that you build your portfolio from year to year to show progress. Prospective employers may use a teaching portfolio to get to know you better. h4. How is ...
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    Landing an Interview

    For teachers in high need areas, get an interview with a school principal might not be that difficult. To find out what jobs are available in the field of education in your area, use "Teaching Job Search.":http://teaching.monster.com/careers/search Here are a few ways to schedule quality interviews: 1. Send your resume to the schools you're interested in. Even though the district office ...
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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 ...
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    What to Expect

    Congratulations! You’ve got an education degree, passed your exams, received certification and been offered a job. Now what? h4. What to Expect Expect to report to your school at least a week before classes begin to set up your materials, get your schedule and make your classroom your own. Take this preparatory time to see what you need to accomplish your ...
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    Valid Reasons Teachers Quit

    Valid Reasons Teachers Quit
    One of the most popular search queries that has sent people to my blog lately has been “why do teachers quit?” You who are reading this — YES YOU — have thoughts on the issue. Share them. Just leave a comment below and let this be a conversation among professionals. With that out of the way, here we go. Why Do ...
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    A Comparison of Public and Private School Teaching

    A Comparison of Public and Private School Teaching
    The economy has taken a downward turn leaving job opportunities scarce for many; however, there will always be a need for teachers. In fact, that need is only increasing with the high attrition rates and number of senior teachers entering retirement and that being said, we as educators have choices. Because many of our days, and often our nights, are spent ...
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    A Teaching Perk: Summer

    A Teaching Perk: Summer
    Summer is a wonderful time full of relaxing days strolling down sandy beaches, all-day-long hikes on serene mountain trials, and day after day swimming in the pool. Right? Well, for some. Sure, being a teacher includes a long summer break (8 weeks for me) where we can recharge our batteries and forget about teaching for awhile. A well-deserved break from the ...
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    Teachers Make a Lasting Impression

    Teachers Make a Lasting Impression
    It’s all because I mocked my 4th grade teacher. It was the last day of school and he was saying goodbye to our class. As the bell rang and we started to leave I noticed that he had shed a tear. I couldn’t help myself. I laughed, sentencing myself to a lifetime of emotional goodbyes to my students. Although I don’t ...
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    Discover the Dominican Difference – 100% Online!

    "Dominican University":http://clk.atdmt.com/BED/go/126943702/direct/01/ has the answer to advancing your teaching career with their highly respected master’s degree programs online. Located just outside Chicago, "Dominican University":http://clk.atdmt.com/BED/go/126943702/direct/01/ is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top-tier master's-level university in the Midwest, and as one of the best values in higher education. As a certified educator, you can complete your master’s degree ...
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    What Teachers Can Learn From Billy Mays

    What Teachers Can Learn From Billy Mays
    Of all the celebrity deaths over the past few months, the one that hit me the hardest was TV pitchman extraordinaire Billy Mays. Mays was the one who I always thought had the most to teach us, because when you break our profession down to its core, we are all salespeople. The only difference is that instead of selling OxiClean, Kaboom, ...
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