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    Characteristics Teachers Need

    Characteristics Teachers Need
    Being a teacher isn’t for everyone. Teaching does not come with a high salary, though it can come with high rewards. Many skills are required to become successful in a classroom. If you are selecting education as your first or second career, there are several qualities that are helpful to possess. Ask yourself the following questions. h4. Do you like people? ...
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    A Day in the Life of a Third Grade Teacher

    A Day in the Life of a Third Grade Teacher
    Every year in late January or early February one of my favorite milestones in the academic calendar occurs – the day when you realize that your instruction has finally taken effect. At this point in the year It is suddenly apparent that the hard work of the past five months has paid off and the pieces have fallen into place. This ...
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    Maryland Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

    Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC) Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state. •Valid for two years • Issued to an applicant who has been selected by a local school system to participate in an alternative teacher preparation program. Conditional Certificate (COND) • Valid for two years • Issued only at the request of a local school system superintendent to an ...
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    Elementary School Teacher

    Job Description Elementary school teachers instruct one class of children in several subjects. In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team and are jointly responsible for a group of students in at least one subject. In other schools, a teacher may teach one special subject—usually music, art, reading, science, arithmetic, or physical education—to a number of classes. ...
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    No Teacher Left Behind: Together We Can End the Struggle

    No Teacher Left Behind: Together We Can End the Struggle
    Tutors for Teachers (T4T) Aims to Help Boost Test Scores for Aspiring Educators and Career Changing Professionals Have you struggled to meet certification requirements in the Praxis, NBPTS, NYSTCE and all other state exams*? Are you an aspiring educator or a career changing professional soon to take your teacher certification exam? T4T is here for you! Tutors for Teachers Certification, LLC ...
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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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    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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    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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    Wading Through the Bureaucracy of Teacher Certification

    Wading Through the Bureaucracy of Teacher Certification
    This is the summer that I had to buck up and undergo the certification renewal process here in Wisconsin. I should say that I probably find the Wisconsin process more annoying than people who have always lived here do because in my home state of Illinois, a teacher only needs to teach and take six credits to switch from an initial ...
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    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job

    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
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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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    Teachers Inspire Future Teachers

    Teachers Inspire Future Teachers
    What is the impact of a teacher? How far does it extend? How many students do we positively affect? We can’t accurately answer this. Teachers are told we make a difference, and in our hearts we know we change lives. Yet, it’s hard to point to hard data that really captures the full extent of our impact. Rather, we see glimpses ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get Your First Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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