Teaching English as a second language (ESL) and bilingual education are rapidly growing fields, as more teachers are needed to provide instruction for students new to the English language. Just how bad is the shortage? According to the New Haven Register, approximately 10 percent of students in American public schools in are non-native English speakers, [...]
Since their release in 2010, 45 states, the Department of Defense, four territories and the District of Columbia have all adopted the Common Core Standards (CCS). Collaborative efforts between educators, families and community members have led to the release of these standards for grades K-12 in the areas of mathematics and English language arts. For [...]
Today’s guest blog is written by Amy Woodbridge of Teach Away Inc. Teach Away is a worldwide leader in international teacher recruitment. With the widest variety of international teaching jobs in over 40 countries, Teach Away’s international offices match educators with the best teaching jobs abroad. Amy has taught abroad in Japan, China, and Thailand, [...]
Posted on April 26th, 2013 in Certification Map | No Comments »
The process of asking for letters of recommendation can produce anxiety, but strong letters of recommendation can help you stand out among other applicants.
Posted on April 24th, 2013 in Certification Map | No Comments »
Around 3,000 schools in the United States currently operate on a year-round schedule. Instead of attending school in four nine-week periods, then taking a two- or three-month summer break, year-round students attend school in six-week blocks and take three or four weeks off in between each block. Since most year-round schools contain the same overall [...]
Posted on March 28th, 2013 in Education, News and Politics, Teachers | 1 Comment »
These days we not only have to worry about students leaving school too soon, we have to worry about recruiting and retaining high quality teachers as well! Right now 30 percent of teachers leave the field within the first two years. The inevitable result of this high turnover is a stressed education system with inexperienced [...]
Posted on March 1st, 2013 in Education, General Interest, Teachers | No Comments »
While many aspects of the admissions process for graduate school focus on grades, your personal statement is an opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition, to become more than just a grade point average.
Posted on February 22nd, 2013 in Certification Map, Teachers | No Comments »
By Amy of Teach Away Inc. Live abroad, save money, learn, explore. As a teacher, why limit yourself? Teaching is a global career, and as English speakers, American teachers are in a position to explore other countries while continuing to work in the profession they love. Due to the increasing popularity of English-language teaching overseas, [...]
Posted on February 15th, 2013 in General Interest, News and Politics, Teachers | No Comments »
Rarely do we consider that some presidents may have been teachers. While most of the following presidents did indeed study law, they were all also teachers at some point in the careers, working with multiple age groups, from elementary school all the way up to post graduate.
Posted on February 11th, 2013 in Education | No Comments »
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