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    Ten Commencement Speakers You Wish You'd Had

    Ten Commencement Speakers You Wish You'd Had
    Graduation is an exciting time, but let's face it: Commencement speeches aren't always memorable. A completely unscientific poll of the GOOD office revealed that almost none of us recall our college commencement speakers, or what they said to us (although we suspect it was something like, "You've worked hard! Yay!"). So here are 10 commencement speakers—and their inspiring, funny, and just ...
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    Step 10: TIME FOR SCHOOL!

    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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    Texas Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    What are the basic requirements for becoming a teacher in Texas? Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Texas institutions do not offer a degree in education. Every teacher must have an academic major, as well as teacher training courses. The only exemption from the degree requirement ...
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    Do I Really Want To Teach?

    Do I Really Want To Teach?
    In my first two years of teaching, not a week went by when I didn’t ask myself that very question. Many people face it every day. Without question, the most popular search terms that brings visitors to my blog are “quit teaching” and “do I want to teach?” I wonder how many Google searches are done each day on the subject. ...
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    Step 1: LEARN ABOUT THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

    In the United States, being a part of the education system can mean many things. An old African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Likewise, it takes many people to educate each unique student. Some people find their place in the classroom with students, while others work hard to spin the wheels of policy and standards. Some ...
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    Utah Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Routes to Licensure Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. (Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Secondary Education only. For Special Education see the Special Education web site.) Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) is a teacher preparation program for individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Qualified candidates who wish to teach in an accredited secondary school ...
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    Vermont Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    ALTERNATE LICENSURE ROUTE (PEER REVIEW) Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Most individuals wishing to become licensed as teachers or administrators have graduated from state approved preparation programs and received a recommendation for licensure from their institution. Vermont has created an "alternative route to licensure" for those who wish to become licensed educators but have not completed a ...
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    Virginia Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Licensure Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. An individual who is employed by a Virginia school division or nonpublic school can be issued a three-year, nonrenewable provisional license upon the request of the Virginia employing educational agency if the individual: holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and satisfies one or more specific endorsement areas ...
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    7 Heartfelt Gift Ideas for Students

    7 Heartfelt Gift Ideas for Students
    I distinctly remember my first Valentines Day as a teacher. I was eager to give my students a heartfelt gift, so I decided to make them all homemade brownies. Although I don’t usually bake, I thought I would go the extra mile for my darling students. I bought all of the ingredients needed for scrumptious white and black brownies. I slaved ...
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    Washington Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Limited Teaching Certificates Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. For those who do not qualify for a regular teaching certificate, there are several limited certificates available to meet the needs of employers. Contracted Teaching: Conditional Teacher Emergency Teacher Transitional Teacher *NOTE: Individuals can only request these certificates if a school district or private school employer requests it. In ...
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    11 Tips for Using Behavior Contracts

    11 Tips for Using Behavior Contracts
    In most classrooms there is at least one child whose behavior requires additional attention from us. The child may be disrespectful to other students, have organization challenges, or struggle to complete class work. School administrators, psychologists, or other teachers often suggest the use of behavior contracts with these students. I personally disliked contracts for years. [gate] After a few weak attempts, ...
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    West Virginia Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Transition to Teaching, Training Tailored for the 21st Century Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Transition to Teaching Project is a federally funded program that will work with targeted West Virginia school districts to place and certify qualifying participants in the classroom through an alternative path. Early in the process, participants will start teaching in a critical ...
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    Wisconsin Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Improvement Program
Teaching Internships Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. The Wisconsin Improvement Program (WIP) is a consortium of teacher preparation institutions and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The purpose of WIP is to promote and encourage the education and professional development of teachers throughout their career. Promising teacher interns are placed in school districts with experienced ...
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    Seven Tips to Make Teacher Collaboration Time Productive

    Seven Tips to Make Teacher Collaboration Time Productive
    Walk into a school today and you will rarely see teachers independently planning for instruction. Teachers today are expected to collaboratively plan, teach, and reflect. As a curriculum program coordinator, I spent many days working with groups of teachers during their common planning time. I found that some teachers dislike group planning because they believe it can be unproductive. However, the ...
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    Wyoming Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Alternative Licensure Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Wyoming has an alternative program for secondary licensure through the Northern Plains Transition to Teaching program located at Montana State University-Bozeman. This program is funded by a federal grant and allows individuals to work in a Wyoming School district while they obtain their teaching license. The program requires a bachelor's ...
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    Montana Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Class 5: Alternative Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. Alternative LIcensure is for candidates who are: Entry level license for candidates who might meet some but not all of the above requirements for the Class 1, 2, 3 or 6 licenses. Class 5 Licensees sign a Plan of Professional Intent agreeing to complete their deficiencies within 3 years. ...
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    Lessons Learned from Master Teachers

    Lessons Learned from Master Teachers
    This week is teacher appreciation week.  Each year when this week rolls around, I am reminded of the amazing teachers I had in my life who helped shape me into the learner I am today.   In my life, my favorite teachers always seemed to land on the odd grade levels.  My first, third, and fifth grade teachers were particularly memorable. ...
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    Will a Master's Degree Matter?

    Will a Master's Degree Matter?
    After graduating from college, I knew I wanted to get a graduate degree at some point, but when? I knew I wouldn't go back to school if I stopped the routine, so I pressed forward and went straight through. I learned three important things: my undergraduate degree had not prepared me fully for the classroom; a master's degree is expensive; working ...
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    Should You Go Back to School During a Recession?

    Should You Go Back to School During a Recession?
    On the heels of more than 10 years as a professional journalist, Heather Lalley has found herself back in class. After taking a buyout from The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, then moving to Chicago to work as a freelance writer for a year, Lalley decided it was time to go back to school -- this time to become a classically trained ...
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    BA, Elementary Education

    BA, Elementary Education
    A Bachelor’s degree in elementary education provides graduates with the training necessary for initial teaching certification K-5. Those who want to apply to a bachelor's program in elementary education should have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED. Each college or university has their own admission requirements, often including a personal essay and previous grades. Before deciding if a ...
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