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+.


Jonathan Bergmann, Pioneer of the Flipped Class Movement

Welcome to our Masters of Education series! Check back each week for another profile of an Expert Educator. The flipped classroom has been an increasingly prominent subject in discussions of education recently, with articles appearing on the subject in venues ranging from CNN.com to Scholastic and the Chronicle of Higher Education — but what is […]

Tips for Substitute Teachers

Substitute teaching is a challenging job. You are expected to take the place of a fully certified professional educator and do their job with little warning or preparation. However, there are some basic strategies that will help you rise to the challenge. These tips for substitute teachers will help you be a substitute who kids […]

Winners of the Automated Essay Grading Contest Announced

Have you ever wished that someone else could grade that stack of student essays for you? It turns out that software exists to do just that! A recent automated essay grading contest has produced software that grades essays more consistently than human beings do. With international contestants hailing from a wide variety of fields, the […]

What Does a PTA Do?

Most Americans have heard about Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) since their elementary school days. But many of us reach adulthood without being able to clearly answer the question, “What does a PTA do?” The short answer is: A PTA brings together parents, teachers and other community members to advocate for the interests of children, particularly […]

Best Schools in Louisiana for Teachers

The top schools in Louisiana offer teachers the opportunity to work with high-achieving students from all backgrounds, with the support and resources that make it possible for both students and educators to succeed. Getting hired by these institutions will require more than Louisiana teacher certification, but dedicated and passionate teachers have nothing to lose