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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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Top 5 Careers with an Ed.D

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Posted on August 4th, 2014 in Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Leadership | No Comments »

Have your master’s, but itching to move to the next step? An Ed.D can take your career to the next level — and salary bracket. What’s an EdD? A Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) is a terminal doctoral degree for people who want to work in education at a management or executive level. With prospective careers […]

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6 Reasons You Should Think About Teaching Abroad

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Posted on July 30th, 2014 in Teachers, TESOL | No Comments »

For many, scratching the ever-present itch of wanderlust (an intense desire to travel and explore new cultures and see new sights) seems like an unattainable pipe dream. The need for gainful employment almost always trumps world travel because, well, traveling costs money. But for those with a desire to shape and mold the minds of […]

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Top Apps for Teacher Organization

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Posted on June 25th, 2014 in Classroom Resources, Teachers | No Comments »

Teaching is more than just delivering fascinating lessons. When you consider the many responsibilities of teaching—grading, recording data, test preparation, classroom management and communication with parents—it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are many apps that have been created with the purpose of making teachers’ lives easier. 73 percent of teachers are OK with […]

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Top Apps for Students with Special Needs

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Posted on June 12th, 2014 in Classroom Resources, Special Education, Teachers | No Comments »

Technology in the classroom is on the rise, and has helped thousands of students accelerate learning through a variety of tools and applications. Within special education / inclusion classrooms, this can be especially true, as companies step up to the plate with a myriad of apps for special education to help these students optimize learning. […]

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Resources for Effective Lesson Plans

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Posted on June 10th, 2014 in Classroom Resources, Teachers | No Comments »

Teaching has been referred to as both an art and a science, requiring a great deal of pedagogy and creativity to keep students engaged. It is an occupation that requires a lot of planning since lessons must both align to state standards and appeal to a multitude of student interests and learning preferences. If you […]

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What Makes a Great Teacher?

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Posted on June 5th, 2014 in Teacher Leadership, Teachers | No Comments »

Great teachers do not simply enter the education realm; rather, they are called into it. When looking back on your own education history, there are always those few teachers that leave lasting impressions on you—the ones that inspire and impress lasting values. Fortunately, it is never too late to become a teacher and if you […]

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