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    5 Steps to Becoming a Teacher

    5 Steps to Becoming a Teacher
    Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? It’s a profession with great rewards and challenges. Education is also a profession that generally is in demand, providing steady jobs for the millions of women and men in the field of education. Whether you're thinking about becoming a teacher right out of college, or choosing teaching as a second career, our *5 Steps ...
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    Are Online Degree Programs Worthwhile?

    Are Online Degree Programs Worthwhile?
    Many prospective students have concerns about getting an online degree. They wonder if it will hurt their career aspirations or ability to build on their education goals. In other words, they want to know if an online degree is for real. Fear not, online programs are real, and they are offered by many big-name, fully accredited and well-known schools like DeVry ...
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    5 BEST Virtual Field Trips

    5 BEST Virtual Field Trips
    Field trips can be amazing learning experiences.   They provide students with the opportunity to actively participate in education, offering learning possibilities that aren't readily available in the classroom.  Unfortunately, it isn't always practical or possible to take students on field trips.  Tight budgets, location, transportation, time, and resource restrictions can keep your students school-bound.  Virtual field trips can fill this void. ...
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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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    Why Teach? A Teacher's Prospective

    Why Teach? A Teacher's Prospective
    I went to my 20th high school reunion this weekend. One of my friends, Charles, told me that he could see that I really cared about the success of my students. Another was encouraged by my efforts and said, "that's what the world needs, more committed teachers!" The thing is, other than sharing the fact that this was my 10th ...
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    Step 2: DECIDE IF BECOMING A TEACHER IS RIGHT FOR YOU

    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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    15 Tools to Help You Go Paperless

     15 Tools to Help You Go Paperless
    Schools are notorious for enormous copy budgets.  Between parent/home communications, student work, and staff communication, schools are drowning in a sea of paper.  Transforming the school into a paperless environment is eco-friendly, budget friendly, and can increase productivity.  With all of the free online options, going green is easier than ever.   Paperless students and teachers: 1. Spelling City www.spellingcity.com  Spelling ...
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    A Teacher’s Transcript: The Value of Failure

    A Teacher’s Transcript: The Value of Failure
    Teachers know a lot of stuff. We are generally respected for our knowledge and our ability to share and pass on this information to others. This kind of respect is welcomed by most teachers, so welcome in fact that sometimes we let it go to our heads. There is power in knowledge, and most teachers wield this power with professionalism and ...
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    The Best and Worst U.S. Districts for Graduation Rates

    The Best and Worst U.S. Districts for Graduation Rates
    We all know it is important for students to attend school, but isn't it even more important that they graduate? Just as students across the U.S. represent a diversified population, the graduation rates for each state and their districts vary widely. The data for the 2005 school year has just been made available and analyzed by Education Week in "Diploma Counts ...
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    Step 1: Decide if Teaching is Right for You

    Step 1: Decide if Teaching is Right for You
    Being a teacher isn’t for everyone, but it may be the perfect career for you. Are you contemplating getting into a career in teaching but need some advice about what the career is all about? Teaching has pulled together advice from teaching professionals to help you make your decision to take the plunge into teaching. The teaching profession can be challenging ...
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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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    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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    How to Prepare for Teaching

    All teachers in public schools must have a teaching certificate, a license to teach. Some are licensed to teach preschool through grade 3. Others are licensed to teach grades 1 through 6 or 8. Some are licensed to teach middle school or high school. Some have a license to teach a special subject. You must have a college degree to be ...
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    Don't Wait! Renew Your Credential

    Don't Wait! Renew Your Credential
    In every state, teachers must renew their teaching certificates before their current license expires. It is the responsibility of the educator to determine which workshops or training meet the requirements for standard certificate renewal. This requirement exists to make sure educators keep up with the latest in training to stay abreast of changing techniques and standards. School systems provide professional ...
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    Report Reveals Most 'Highly Qualified' Teachers Across U.S.

    Report Reveals Most 'Highly Qualified' Teachers Across U.S.
    It's been a long five years since educators around the U.S. have to come know (and perhaps loathe) the term 'highly qualified.' The U.S. Department of Education has been following the issue closely and has recently released data about which classrooms around the country are being taught by "'highly qualified'":http://teaching.monster.com/benefits/1826-nclb-20-frequently-asked-questions-about-highly-qualified-teacher-requirements teachers. "This study":http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherqual/hqt-data-2006-07.xls shows a 7% improvement from the 2003-2004 data. ...
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    How Important Are Grades?

    How Important Are Grades?
    Report cards have been a part of the educational experience for decades. They are essential to informing parents of student progress and traditionally serve as the overall measure of assessment of a child’s success in school. Currently, the teachers and administrators at my elementary school are taking a closer look at our report cards. Elementary school report cards often include a ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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