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2014 Education Conferences

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Posted on April 17th, 2014 in Teacher Leadership, Teachers | No Comments »

Professional development for teachers is important in order to grow and improve as an educator. Conferences with focuses such as STEM or higher education are great opportunities for teachers to learn about the latest trends, network with other professionals and improve their craft. The following are 10 incredible development opportunities taking place all across the [...]

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Celebrities Who Got Their Start in the Classroom

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Posted on April 10th, 2014 in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »

Imagine this: you’re sitting in your high school classroom and your teacher is conspicuously absent. Whispers turn into shouts as you and your fellow classmates quickly realize that you will be having a substitute teacher, and the itch to misbehave begins to plague you. The handle on the classroom door turns — and in walks [...]

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The Pros and Cons of the Common Core Standards

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Posted on April 8th, 2014 in Certification Map, Education, Teachers | No Comments »

Guest post written by Sue Montgomery Confused about the Common Core? Join the crowd. A polarizing topic in educational systems across the country, the Common Core Standards, also referred to as the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI), are frequently misunderstood by those who are affected by it — the teachers responsible for implementing them. But [...]

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The Top 10 Cities for Teachers in 2014

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Posted on April 3rd, 2014 in Teacher Certification, Teachers | No Comments »

Teachers have the challenging but rewarding task of teaching tomorrow’s leaders. Besides working in a dynamic environment, teachers have the opportunity to shape lives. The more tangible rewards that come with teaching, including job security, a good salary and an interesting social life, often depend on location. Some cities and states have more to offer [...]

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What’s New on Certification Map?

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Posted on April 1st, 2014 in Certification Map, Teacher Certification, Teaching Credentials | No Comments »

As part of our continuing mission to provide our readers with high-quality licensure information, CertificationMap is happy to announce a complete overhaul of our state certification pages! Figuring out how to become a teacher can be complicated, and our goal has always been to make the entire process easier. All 50 states include information on [...]

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Sesame Workshop: Changing Education From a Global Perspective

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Posted on March 25th, 2014 in Certification Map, Education, Featured NGO | No Comments »

  Sesame Workshop is the educational non-profit behind Sesame Street. However, this organization is responsible for much more than Big Bird. Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop, spearheads projects that develop and promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of children across the world. The strength and success of Sesame Workshop’s initiatives [...]

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Educational Icons: Where Are They Now?

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Posted on December 19th, 2013 in Certification Map | No Comments »

When many people think of education, they think of teachers who spent their entire careers working in schools. However, education isn’t limited to the classroom, and television is filled with current and former educators. Some of these individuals spent time in a classroom before becoming famous, while others made names for themselves in the world [...]

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What You Need to Know About Teacher Sabbatical Programs

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Posted on December 17th, 2013 in General Interest, Teacher Certification, Teaching Credentials | No Comments »

Teaching can be a challenging career. Many teachers begin feeling burned out and want to take a break from their normal routine. Unfortunately, taking such a break isn’t possible financially for most of these teachers. Instead of taking a sabbatical from teaching altogether, individuals who already possess teacher certification can obtain TESOL certification and teach [...]

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How to Transition from Teaching ESL Abroad to Teaching ESL in the United States

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Posted on December 11th, 2013 in Certification Map, Education, Teacher Certification | No Comments »

English as a second language (ESL) teachers are in high demand all around the world, as more people are looking to learn English. With immigration rates climbing in the United States, ESL teachers are being heavily sought after. Differences between Teaching Abroad and in the United States Teaching English in the United States and teaching [...]

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The Growing Demand for ESL Teachers: ESL Teacher Shortage Areas

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Posted on December 4th, 2013 in Teacher Certification, Teachers, Teaching Credentials | No Comments »

According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, 55.4 million people in the United States reported speaking a different non-English language at home, making ESL teachers a necessity in today’s schools. If you have ever thought about becoming a teacher, pursuing an ESL certification can be a great choice. General Teaching Demand According to the U.S. [...]

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