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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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    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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    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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    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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    10 Tips for Student Teachers

    10 Tips for Student Teachers
    Student teaching is the culminating experience of all you've been working towards in your degree studies to become a teacher. It will be a semester filled with learning experiences that will shape you as a teacher. h4. 1. Your Teaching Placement School Make sure your school placement for student teaching has been approved. Call your placement school to double check that ...
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    Gaining Classroom Experience

    Once you are on your way to becoming a teacher, you’ll want to get out and get field experience. Look for situations that you might fit in best. What students do you work best with? h4. 1. Schools Visits Over the course of a degree program, you should have many opportunities to observe and research at local schools. Many programs require ...
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    What to Expect

    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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    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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    Ten Reasons to Become a Teacher

    Ten Reasons to Become a Teacher
    h4. Got a specific position in mind? Click here! 1. TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE When just one child’s life has been altered positively because of you, you’ve can feel proud that you have made a difference. 2. TO HAVE THE SUMMER OFF It’s one of the perks of being a teacher. Each year is a new experience that can be met ...
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    Teaching: The Power of Service

    Teaching: The Power of Service
    My writing about teaching started while I was substitute teaching. I drafted a list of 10 to 12 rules for subs. My list included things like, “Don’t read the newspaper in class,” and, “Be prepared to DO SOMETHING when the lesson plan is missing.” I’ve long ago lost the file, but I vividly remember number 1 on the list, “It’s not ...
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    How to Find Inspiration to Teach

    How to Find Inspiration to Teach
    Over the years, I have earned the reputation of an inspirational teacher. I cannot identify the exact moment when a student is inspired in my classroom. I cannot tell you the recipe for the “magic potion” of inspiration or where to purchase inspirational pixie dust. It just happens. It’s a God thing. However, I can tell you that alumni regularly visit ...
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    Taking Care of Teachers

    Taking Care of Teachers
    A dear friend once asked me this question: “If you and the person most dear to you were on a sinking ship and there was only one life preserver, would you give it to your loved one, or keep it for yourself?” Taken aback I thought for a moment, and then replied, “give it to my loved one?” His response, “then ...
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    The Powerful Bond of Teachers & Students

    The Powerful Bond of Teachers & Students
    I was checking my various email and social networking sites this past July during a break at the College Horizons program, when I stumbled upon some horrific news: four teenagers from my hometown of Santa Fe had been killed the night before in a drunk driving accident and another was in critical condition. I had personal connections to all these kids ...
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    Step 3: Become a State Qualified Teacher

    Step 3: Become a State Qualified Teacher
    Becoming a certified teacher should be on your mind well before you finish your degree program. A big factor in finding a job is if you hold the qualifications necessary that each state requires. Where you were trained can affect the ease of getting a teaching license, as many programs cater their education majors to be in line with state certification. ...
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    Step 4: Salary & Benefits Guide for Teachers

    Step 4: Salary & Benefits Guide for Teachers
    You may already be very aware that teachers don't earn as much as their educated counterparts in other professions, but knowing what salary and benefits package comes with teaching can be an important step in planning your future. Teaching has gathered numerous resources that will help you know what to expect. Being a teacher is not a high paying job. Don’t ...
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    10 Reasons to Become a Teacher

    10 Reasons to Become a Teacher
    Wondering why you should become a teacher? Ask a teacher and you'll get lots of great reasons! Here are ten reasons to get you started. 1. TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE When just one child’s life has been altered positively because of you, you’ve can feel proud that you have made a difference. 2. TO HAVE THE SUMMER OFF It’s one of ...
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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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    Become a Teacher Resource Center: FAQ

    Become a Teacher Resource Center: FAQ
    Teaching has gathered all the information you need to become a teacher. Visit our resource center and get started. Whether you're brand new to teaching or choosing teaching as a new career, you'll have lots of questions you'll need answered to make it all happen. From deciding if teaching is right for you to landing the perfect teaching job, we've ...
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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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    Register for State Exams

    In addition to obtaining a degree, part of the certification process is to pass state exams. You'll want to register in advance to make sure to allow time for the scores to reach your certification processing center. Many tests fill up quickly, so don't wait to register. There is a higher fee for last minute registrations. Taking tests well in advance ...
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