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What is National Board Certification?

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Posted on October 21st, 2014 in Certification Map | No Comments »

The new school year is now under way, and you may be doing some big thinking when it comes to your classroom. Maybe you’ve had some time to reflect on your last year of teaching, and are looking to refresh your usual teaching style. If that’s you, you’re probably looking into professional development opportunities — […]

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10 Best Apps for ESL Teachers

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Posted on October 9th, 2014 in Certification Map | No Comments »

When it comes to teaching English as a Second Language, showing is every bit as important as telling. Students need to see pictures or videos of actions while learning verbs, just as they need to hear phonetics to fully grasp new words. Thanks to an incredible variety of apps, creating a learning experience involving sights […]

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It’s Not Always Cool to be Cool: Guiding Middle School Students Down the Right Path

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Posted on October 2nd, 2014 in Certification Map | No Comments »

When you reflect on your time spent in middle school, the word “awkward” may come to mind. It is a strange transitional period when students are no longer children yet barely adolescents. They struggle to find themselves and figure out where they fit in with their peers. Since middle school can be such a difficult […]

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How Schools are Preserving the Arts

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Posted on September 23rd, 2014 in Certification Map | No Comments »

With many states implementing new teaching evaluation systems and testing regiments, it comes as no surprise that the arts have been struggling to stay afloat as schools focus on allocating more resources toward math and literacy, especially schools that hope to show annual growth in these key areas. These changes are affecting our teachers too. […]

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How to Succeed at Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Posted on September 9th, 2014 in Classroom Resources | No Comments »

As parent-teacher conferences quickly approach, it’s important for new — and experienced — teachers to use resources for the new school year and optimize meeting time to foster strong relationships with students’ family members and help students work to their greatest potential. (Indeed, there are no better allies or support systems in education than students’ […]

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Teacher Burnout: 10 Ways to Beat It

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Posted on September 4th, 2014 in Certification Map | No Comments »

Remember how excited you were to first start teaching? Maybe you stayed up hours working on lesson plans, or listened eagerly to veteran teachers’ advice on your lunch break. You cheered for A’s on tests and felt stirred to action by C’s and D’s. In short, you were engaged. Engagement, as characterized by Dr. Maslach […]

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Code in the Classroom: Why It Matters

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Posted on August 28th, 2014 in Certification Map | No Comments »

Computers, smartphones, the Internet — they’re all an undeniable fixture in our daily lives. They’re also a growing source of jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. But with education statistics as they are, there will only be enough qualified applicants to fill […]

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Teaching at Public vs. Private Schools

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Posted on August 20th, 2014 in Teachers | No Comments »

The word “teaching” tends to conjure images of wooden desks, chalkboards and apples. But the work of education itself can take place in all kinds of environments. From private preschools to public high schools, and even medium security prisons, there are plenty of options for what your classroom might look like. Traditionally though, if you’re […]

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Back to School Resource Round Up

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Posted on August 14th, 2014 in Certification Map | No Comments »

The new school year is upon us! As eager students and even more eager parents shop for fall clothing and new supplies, teachers are scrambling to polish curriculum units and arrange their classrooms to create optimal learning environments. Since summer break passes far too quickly and there is never enough time in a teacher’s day, […]

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No Boys Allowed: 6 STEM Programs That Empower Girls

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Posted on August 7th, 2014 in Featured NGO | No Comments »

The importance of girls in the math and sciences fields is a hot topic right now. Labor experts have long complained about the lack of qualified workers for a rapidly growing number of STEM jobs (experts say there will be a deficit of 5 million by 2020), and we’ve finally connected that shortage with a […]

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