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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. ...




'Makerspaces' balance, challenge for test-heavy curriculums

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Fifth-grader Bella Bartlomi sits at a table full of circuits and small robots, trying to connect the right circuits to make a small wheel spin. Instructors are standing by in the room, called a "makerspace," but let the students at the suburban Kansas City elementary school figure out things by themselves. ...




How To Identify Yourself as a Diversity Hire

One of the most important things a job document can do is communicate an applicant’s status with regard to diversity hiring. If you qualify as a diversity hire, you must make sure the committee knows it. But how does one do that? In my work with clients, I find that they tend to either not mention it all because they don’t know how, or else devote an entire paragraph of the job letter to a long, involved, sometimes overwrought story about all the painful trials and tribulations they had to overcome to get the Ph. ...




Best Practices: Creating an LGBT-inclusive School Climate

Schools are places of learning and also miniature societies. The climate of a school has a direct impact on both how well students learn and how well they interact with their peers. Teachers and administrators work hard to make their classrooms welcoming places where each student feels included. ...