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    16 States with Great Alternative Routes to Teaching

    [photo:51622] Becoming a teacher is a tricky process, made even more complicated by the fact that every state in the U.S. has different qualifications. Teaching researched and found 16 states that offer easier routes to teaching with various alternative programs. These states are ideal for prospective teachers who have completed a non-teaching degree or are choosing teaching as a second career. ...
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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Majors in Education

    Majors in Education
    One of the best things about a degree in education is the variety it can offer. We've compiled a list of majors in education with sample courses for each major. Many majors in education have a core curriculum in common. It's important to focus your major in education as soon as possible to maximize your time for the courses you need ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    10 Vital Tips from a Substitute Teacher

    10 Vital Tips from a Substitute Teacher
    The top 10 things I've learned from being a substitute teacher. 10. You can always be more organized. 9. You can never be too detailed in your sub plans. Don't assume subs know anything. Seating charts, bathroom breaks, teachers they can ask for help, students who know what's going on, switching classes, phone and computer use, school rules, are just examples ...
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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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    Teachers in Demand

    Teachers in Demand
    Job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Most job openings will result from the need to replace the large number of teachers who are expected to retire over the 2004-14 period. Also, many beginning teachers decide to leave teaching after a year or two—especially ...
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    Step 2: Choose a Teaching Degree & Focus

    Step 2: Choose a Teaching Degree & Focus
    In order to become a teaching professional, you'll need to get a degree and choose a teaching specialty. Though most states only require a Bachelor's degree to become a teacher, a Master's Degree may help acquire a teaching job in more competitive areas. There are many specialty areas in education that you can focus on to earn a teaching degree, and ...
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