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+.

Documentary Film Flowchart [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you a documentary film fan? With the great variety of high quality documentaries that exist at your fingertips, picking out the right film can be an overwhelming challenge. Follow our Documentary Film Flowchart featuring some of our favorite classic and contemporary documentary films. Let the arrows guide you to the perfect film based on […]

The Pros and Cons of Summer Vacation

Over time, traditions develop and become a part of our identity. They grow from different circumstances and exert a range of influences over our lives. One such tradition is the western school calendar which usually includes a three-month summer break. Grown from a need to have as many hands possible present at harvest, summer vacation […]

Animals in Education-Teaching with Critters

George Elliot once stated, “Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” While Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has long been used in counseling and rehabilitative centers, animals provide a plethora of benefits to the school classroom. In these days of high-stakes testing and frenetic scheduling, a classroom pet or […]

ESL Teacher Shortage

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, […]


What are Common Core Standards?

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 […]

Teaching in Abu Dhabi

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, […]