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+.


Top 5 Summer Jobs for Teachers

Each year, teachers have a great opportunity to try a new line of work during the summer. You could allow yourself a little recess by working at a camp, take a break from kids and take a stab at freelance writing, or explore a foreign culture while teaching abroad. Because you’re less busy than during […]

Top 10 Movies for Teachers

If you are an education student looking for a pick-me-up, a teacher looking to learn something in your off hours or just looking for a good flick, these 10 movies about teaching will keep you riveted. Ranging from Hollywood dramas to inner-city documentaries, they all tell stories you aren’t likely to forget. These aren’t just […]

Obama Names Teacher of the Year

President Obama honored seventh grade English Teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki (pronounced “Milwaukee”) with the 2012 National Teacher of the Year Award at a White House ceremony on April 24. The National Teacher of the Year Award is the highest professional honor for educators in the United States. Recipients take a year off from classroom duties to […]

Top 5 Books About Teaching

This is a list of books for teachers, by teachers and about teaching. Every one of these nonfiction texts will help to prepare new teachers for the most difficult and rewarding experiences of their careers, offer fresh perspectives on the age-old problems of education and tell stories you won’t forget. Whether you are shopping for […]

Parents Teaching Preschoolers for the Test?

In the years since New York City began using standardized tests to screen children for entrance to gifted and talented elementary school classes, an industry has evolved to prepare three- and four-year-olds to ace the exams. Private companies sell expensive workbooks, tutoring sessions and test preparation packages to many of the families whose children will […]

50 Great Education Quotes

While teaching can be one of the most rewarding professions, it can also be one of the toughest. Teachers should take comfort, however, in the knowledge that even the most difficult students grow up to have a profound appreciation for what they learned in school. We’ve put together this collection of reflections on teaching by […]