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Best Kept Advice from Veteran Teachers

When you are a new teacher just starting out you have a lot of questions. You will also notice after you have been teaching for awhile that you still will have a lot of questions.
 
Teaching is a job that requires you to continue to learn and grow. ...




What Is Rewarding About Being A Teacher?

Why should I teach? This is a common question asked by those who are considering a job in the field of education. The pay is certainly not the main motivation especially when viewed in light of their heavy responsibilities. However, the rewards of being a teacher transcend the compensation received. ...




10 Things to Know Before Becoming a Teacher

Teaching is a noble profession—as well as a demanding one—but its stresses are often left unconsidered by the masses of college students taking up its pursuits. Some students even decide to be become a teacher for all of the wrong reasons; nights and summers off or the promise of a repetitive, predictable routine year after year—both dreams that can be crushed quite quickly. ...




How to Get Hired for Your Dream Job

Landing the perfect gig doesn't just happen. You have to be proactive.
If you're graduating soon, or are a recent graduate, you probably have an idea of a job you'd adore. But getting your dream job doesn't instantly happen; it's something you have to work toward and make happen. ...




ESSA Regulations Expanded: Will They Be Enough?

St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana hugs the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain and is considered one of the most affluent areas in the state. The school system is nationally recognized. Many of the students are consistently rated top performers. Extracurricular activities are bountiful. ...




Wanted: Bilingual Teachers

More than 5 million students in the public school system are English language learners.
Two weeks from now, thousands of teachers, researchers and policymakers from across the country will descend on Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they'll attempt to solve one of the most pressing but often overlooked issues in education today – the shortage of bilingual teachers. ...




Diversity in the classroom defined

Having a diverse group of students simply means recognizing that all the people are unique in their own way. Their differences could consist of their reading level, athletic ability, cultural background, personality, religious beliefs, and the list goes on. ...




Bilingual Teacher Career Guide

A bilingual teacher leads a classroom of students who do not speak English as a first language. In school districts that have a high percentage of English as a Second Language students, bilingual teachers can offer instruction that a teacher who only speaks English cannot. ...




10 Ways for Promoting Diversity in the Classroom

1. Play dress-up. Dressing up lets children literally step into someone else’s shoes. Provide a variety of traditional costumes from all over the world.
 
2. “Accept linguistic/cultural hybridity (e.g. combined use of the native language and English for instruction, allowing code switching) as a viable and authentic way of being and communicating so that students may not learn to value one language/culture over another” (DaSilva Iddings & Katz, 2007, p. ...




School Custodians Help Students through Mentoring – One at a Time

When he started his job in 2003 as a custodian, Larry Everett never dreamed that teachers and administrators would someday summon him on his walkie-talkie to rush over to a classroom because a student is shouting, throwing things, and demanding to talk with “Mister Larry. ...