New York City’s Plan To Add Diversity to Teaching Ranks

Embed from Getty Images In January 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a program to hire 1,000 male black, Latino and Asian teachers by 2017 to have the teaching force more closely resemble that of the student body in New York City public schools. This $16.5 million initiative seeks to boost the […]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Impact Effective Principals Have on Education

In today’s educational environment there is no doubt that great teachers are essential to creating effective schools and quality education. What is sometimes forgotten, is that behind great teachers is usually a great principal supporting and growing their faculty to reach their full potential. Effective principals play an important role to their communities, schools and […]

Presidential Candidates on Education: George Pataki and Lindsey Graham

With the 2016 Presidential Election less than one year away, we here at Certification Map want to help you find out about the issues that you care about the most. Over the coming weeks and months, we will walk through all of the remaining Presidential candidates’—on both sides of the aisle—views on education. Each week, […]

The Science of Classroom Design: Infographic

With all of the factors that go into education, one often overlooked fact is the simple way a classroom is organized. USC Rossier Online put together a fascinating infographic looking at the layout, colors, light sources and more that make a surprising impact with “The Science of Classroom Design.” Key Takeaways: Try to keep focal […

New-Teacher Mentoring: What’s It All About?

Starting any new job is difficult. As a new member of the corporate workforce or a new nurse at a hospital, you are usually paired up with a mentor or work under a manager that guides you and shows you the ropes so you can successfully do your job in the long run, so why […]

Passion-Based Learning: 4 Ways to Incorporate Outside Interests in the Classroom

As curricula become more and more standardized, bringing your student’s passions and interests into the classroom requires a touch of creativity. But the extra effort is worth it: the more your students care about a subject, the more they will want to understand the underlying concepts. Here are a few things you can do to […]