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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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    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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    A Teaching Perk: Summer

    A Teaching Perk: Summer
    Summer is a wonderful time full of relaxing days strolling down sandy beaches, all-day-long hikes on serene mountain trials, and day after day swimming in the pool. Right? Well, for some. Sure, being a teacher includes a long summer break (8 weeks for me) where we can recharge our batteries and forget about teaching for awhile. A well-deserved break from 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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    Federal Financial Student Aid

    h4. What is Federal Student Aid? Federal Student Aid (FSA) is money available to eligible Americans from the federal government. FSA money is for education beyond high school and is available in several forms such as scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and loans. Federal Student’s Aid’s core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance. h4. How ...
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    Armed Forces Education Benefits Programs

    The Armed Forces offer several programs to support your education goals including the GI Bill, loan repayment, advanced education programs, and tuition assistance. If you need help in paying for your education the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, along with their affiliated aid organizations, offer you and your dependents college programs, loans, grants, and college scholarship programs. These ...
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    Select the Right Degree

    Your degree choice will affect your future career opportunities and ultimate success. This compact guide will help you choose the degree that works for you. When making this decision, consider your current career path, future job markets, timeline, and flexibility. Here are a few questions you need to answer before you select a degree: • Do you want to continue on ...
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    Accreditation -- Make Sure It's the Real Deal

    Getting a college degree requires time, effort and money. These three things are as precious to you as sleep -- and like sleep, they are often in short supply. As a result, if you’re thinking about getting your degree, you might be tempted to go through a mail-order or online program that saves you the hassle of taking classes and offers ...
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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    Every time you're on break from school, someone hits you with that most common question asked of college students: "What's your major?" For months, you've been able to get away with responses like "I'm not sure," or "I'm keeping my options open." But now - thanks to your school's academic rules, your parents' incessant nagging or even your own impatience - ...
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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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    A Teacher with Passion

    A Teacher with Passion
    I recently had the pleasure of visiting my high school drama teacher at his 75th birthday party. My two best high school friends and I traveled over 600 miles along just to give him a hug and tell him “thank you.” Three other high school friends met us at the party having traveled similar distances. We all agreed that this was ...
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    Teaching Members Offered Discounts on Conferences

    Teaching Members Offered Discounts on Conferences
    Teaching.monster.com Members Are VIPS at All One Voice Global Conferences and Forums in Santa Fe, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver in 2009! Members of Teaching.monster.com are invited and welcomed, as partners to the network of approximately 20,000 One Voice constituents of all One Voice events in 2009. Teaching.monster.com members are invited to participate, share their work and their voices in Santa ...
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    Poll Reveals How Americans Prioritize Education

    Poll Reveals How Americans Prioritize Education
    For as long as I can remember, we have always cited that "education" is a top three issue in the eyes of the American people. While we may debate whether it is a subject on which we cast our votes (and there is little to show that education policy has any effect on national campaigns), it is supposedly an issue that ...
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    Highest Ranked Public High Schools in U.S. (2009)

    Highest Ranked Public High Schools in U.S. (2009)
    The importance of a good high school didn't hit home with me until just recently. My husband and I are relocating and had to think about where our daughter, who is only 1, would ultimately go to high school. This kind of list is not only important for parents, but for teachers who strive to find a work environment that is ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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