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Education as a career? 5 reasons teaching might not be for you

Teaching can be immensely fulfilling work.
 
The idea of shaping young minds and guiding kids toward their own futures (not to mention having summers off) leads a lot of people into the teaching field. However, not everyone is cut out for this kind of work. ...




Careers guidance at school: how to make it work for your students

A new report suggests there is still room for improvement in how schools prepare their students for the world of work. So what’s missing?
 

How are schools doing on careers advice for their students? This is the question we posed for the new State of the Nation 2017 report, published by social enterprise The Careers & Enterprise Company. ...




Career advice: How to become a kindergarten teacher

As far as teaching careers go, the idea of being a kindergarten teacher seems very appealing. The students are young, not yet subject to the social pressures of middle and high school, and eager to learn about the world.
Maybe you see yourself singing songs and helping kids take those tentative first steps on their educational road. ...




Resume Tips for Experienced Professionals

How to explain some of the more complex work histories.
If you have been in the workforce for a decade or more, it is highly probable you have some complex employment scenarios that may require more finesse when describing your background to a prospective employer. ...




7 Ready-Made Answers to Common Job Interview Questions

This isn’t your parents’ job market. Today recruiters can find you on LinkedIn before you’ve even considered getting a new job, and they can read your freshman-year term papers after a single Google search.
 
But once you get to the interview stage, employers still want to know why you applied and why they should hire you. ...




Tennessee needs to break these barriers to draw more diverse teachers, group says

Poor perceptions of the teaching profession, a lack of finances for prospective educators and few mentors.These are a few of the reasons why diverse teacher candidates steer clear of choosing education as a career, according to a report released Tuesday by a group of Nashville educator preparation programs. ...




Schools close to hitting goal of hiring 13 teachers of color by 2020

Ntezeho Kiruhura is one of the first students in the district to participate in the Grow Your Own program, a new recruitment effort that administrators hope will lessen the racial divide between students and teachers in the district.


Students fill the halls of Roosevelt High School between classes Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Sioux Falls. ...




New anti-racism group calls for hiring more teachers of color

Drawing from the traditions of the African-American church, a local group has formed to address various educational, social and economic issues.Its first goal is to increase the number of teachers of color in the Rochester City School District.Called the Movement for Anti-Racist Ministry and Action (MAMA), the group held a news conference Monday, setting forth its objectives and priorities. ...




The Good News About Educational Inequality

When inequality is the topic, it can seem as if all the news is bad. Income inequality continues to rise. Economic segregation is growing. Racial gaps in education, employment and health endure. Our society is not particularly fair.
 
But here is some good news about educational inequality: The enormous gap in academic performance between high- and low-income children has begun to narrow. ...




Networking and the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction states that your experiences in life are shaped entirely by you. You are in control of who and what you do and do not attract. Without going into the science behind it, the fundamental rule of the Law of Attraction is, that like attracts like, so in order to attract what we want, we must become it. ...