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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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    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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    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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    What can I do with a major in ________?

    What can I do with a major in ________?
    Whether I'm working with students one-on-one, presenting to a class or another group audience or responding to students' concerns, there's one question I hear perhaps more than any other: "What can I do with a major in ________?" It's only natural to want to know more about the careers your major might lead you to, especially if you're in a ...
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    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major

    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major
    If you've got a major you are thinking of changing, you're far from alone. But how do you know whether you should go ahead and actually make the move? Try this checklist: h4. You're Bored to Tears in Your Current Major Courses Suppose you're majoring in chemistry, and every time you go to one of your chemistry classes, you fight ...
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both Duffy, with a master's degree in corporate communication, and ...
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    How to Improve Professional Development for Teachers

    How to Improve Professional Development for Teachers
    "We must do more with the talent we have," said NSDC Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh. "Nothing is more important than teacher quality," EdSec Arne Duncan said. "We must close the yawning achieving gap in this country," said Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond. With the statements of all three, we were off to the races on the issue of teacher quality and professional ...
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    Advancing Your Education

    Advancing Your Education
    People of all ages are choosing to further their education by obtaining bachelors and even masters’ and doctoral degrees. Many people choose to go back to school to open new doors and get ahead in their job, as well as the rest of their lives! Sometimes it’s hard to stay in school if you think you need to be working to ...
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    Changing the World One Student at a Time

    Changing the World One Student at a Time
    How do you inspire students to learn? Do young people create better work when they are nurtured and primped? Will they respond more enthusiastically if Mozart or Beethoven is played in the classroom? Do they perform higher if they are a product of excellent teacher modeling and demonstration? The answer? None of these are perfect strategies for motivating students in the ...
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    Continuing Education

    Continuing Education
    Continuing education, degree advancement, credential renewal, scholarships, and much more. Connect with the resources you need now. If you're currently a teacher, you know that keeping up with certification renewal is a yearly process. Why not pick up an extra degree along the way and start earning more in a higher salary step? Don't forget to connect with scholarships and financing ...
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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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    It's Not All About the Technology

    It's Not All About the Technology
    This may seem like a strange title coming from a technology evangelist and integration specialist. But it is true, it isn't all about technology in classrooms. Don't get me wrong, technology can and will do amazing things to increase student learning, differentiate instruction, and meet students where they are. Understand, technology alone can't do this, it isn't the golden ticket that ...
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    It's a Great Day to Learn!

    It's a Great Day to Learn!
    “It’s a great day to learn!” This should be the message teachers give students at the start of each class. Deep down in our core, a teacher should be excited to greet eager, young learners. Unfortunately, that’s not always what we communicate to students. When students enter our classrooms, we need to consider our words, expressions, and attitudes carefully. If students ...
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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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    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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    Pacing & Grading: Learning Beyond Teacher Prep

    Pacing & Grading: Learning Beyond Teacher Prep
    Pacing and grading are two important parts of teaching I don’t remember spending much time learning about or even discussing in teacher training. I don’t even talk about them much when I teach my course in the university teacher credential program. However, these two areas of teaching are very significant to the success of every classroom teacher. They are two areas ...
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    11 Tips for Using Behavior Contracts

    11 Tips for Using Behavior Contracts
    In most classrooms there is at least one child whose behavior requires additional attention from us. The child may be disrespectful to other students, have organization challenges, or struggle to complete class work. School administrators, psychologists, or other teachers often suggest the use of behavior contracts with these students. I personally disliked contracts for years. [gate] After a few weak attempts, ...
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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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    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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    Should You Go Back to School During a Recession?

    Should You Go Back to School During a Recession?
    On the heels of more than 10 years as a professional journalist, Heather Lalley has found herself back in class. After taking a buyout from The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, then moving to Chicago to work as a freelance writer for a year, Lalley decided it was time to go back to school -- this time to become a classically trained ...
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