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    Time Managment for Teachers

    Time Managment for Teachers
    Like most teachers, I'm busy. Between teaching, planning, grading, testing, and advising, I rarely have a free moment during the day or night. This is a good thing. My father was fond of saying that “work expands to the time provided.” So true! Every job I do takes me exactly as much time to complete as I budget to complete it. ...
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    Ten Steps to Becoming a Teacher

    Ten Steps to Becoming a Teacher
    Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? It's a profession with great rewards and challenges. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics says that job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Shortages of qualified teachers will likely continue, resulting in competition among some localities, ...
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    Summer Professional Development

    Summer Professional Development
    Andrea Hernandez threw this task at me and even called me out, saying that although I resigned from my teaching position, I still need to keep up on PD - she’s right! My task (read Andrea’s post to read the official meme) is to list 3 things that I plan to do for professional development this summer. Although I’m not returning ...
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    Step 6: PREPARE TO FIND A JOB

    Finding a job should be on your mind well before you finish your degree program. A big factor in finding a job is how you were prepared as a teacher. Where you were trained can affect the ease of getting a teaching license, and thus, a job with a public school. If you are interested in private schools, it’s still not ...
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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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    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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    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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    High School Teacher

    Job Description High school, or secondary teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary and middle school and expose them to more information about the world. High school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology. They also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers, also referred to ...
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    Professor

    Job Description Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level that may lead to a degree or to improvement in one’s knowledge or career skills. These teachers include college and university faculty, postsecondary career and technical education teachers, and graduate teaching assistants. College and university faculty make up the majority ...
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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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    Speech-Language Pathologist

    Job Description Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds, or cannot produce them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Applying for Admission

    Applying to schools means more than just filling out forms. You need to understand each school's requirements, gather information, meet deadlines, and pay any necessary fees for each submitted application. In this section, you'll get a look at the school application process. It may seem a little overwhelming, but once you have a clear picture of everything that's involved, you can ...
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    Choosing a School

    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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    Preparing for Your Education

    Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school. Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most. By advancing your education, you can expand your possibilities and increase your career choices. h4. ...
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    Conferences

    Conferences
    Education conferences are a great way to connect with other educators, learn new ideas, and visit someplace new. Our conferences are organized by date. Where available, Teaching has provided a link to learn more or register for a conference. Related Links Do you need hours to renew your teaching credentials? Get the hours your need with a degree program. Scholarships are ...
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    Behavior in the Classroom: What's Going On?

    Behavior in the Classroom: What's Going On?
    At the close of each school year, we all find ourselves doing what all good teachers should: reflecting on what we did well the past year and on what we can do differently in the future to heed more positive results. This year, I find myself taking extra time thinking about how I can improve the behavior in my classroom. I’ve ...
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