Brian Childs is a writer and has worked online as a web editor for sites such as Asylum, ComicsAlliance and Moviefone. He studied history and Spanish at the University of Georgia and received a masters in journalism from New York University. Currently he oversees content at Certification Map. You can follow him on Google+.


PPST: Pre-Professional Skills Test

If you’ve decided to become a teacher, you may need to take the Praxis exam series. Below are a few frequently asked questions about the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST); we hope the answers will help guide you on your path towards becoming a teacher. What is the PPST? The Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2012

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, and this year marks the 42nd anniversary of what many have come to consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year, Earth Day will act as a launch pad for driving engagement and action to the environmental movement, according to Earth Day Network. The […]

Best Schools for Teachers in Oregon

If you’ve decided that becoming a teacher is the next step in your career or if you’re a teaching veteran who is looking for a change, one of the hardest things to do is locate a school to teach at. A good way to start narrowing your search is by choosing a particular state — […]

Standardized Testing Pros and Cons

Standardized testing has been one of the most controversial subjects in education since its creation during the era of World War I and the Model T Ford. Frederick J. Kelly initially developed standardized tests as a crude measure of “lower order” thinking skills, intended to help streamline America’s quickly expanding public education system, but 14 […]

Starting Teacher Salary

Starting teacher salaries vary greatly from state to state. New Jersey pays the highest average starting teacher salary in the nation at $44,872, while Montana’s average starting salary is only $24,685. In considering the variation in starting salaries, it is important to understand that one of the largest factors that influences salary is cost of […]

Special Education Resources for Teachers

Maybe you are a special education expert who could tell stories for hours about the challenges and rewards of your work or maybe you are a general educator looking for an introduction to the subject — whatever the reason that you have come looking, this article will provide you with links to some valuable resources […]