Become a Master in Education: Start Your Own YouTube Channel

Check back regularly for more of our Masters in Education series. Many teachers are aware of the merits of YouTube when it comes to supplementing lessons, as it hosts thousands of videos on any subject imaginable, from algebraic formulas to quantum physics. Since the launch of YouTube EDU, a site created specifically for educational purposes, … Read moreBecome a Master in Education: Start Your Own YouTube Channel

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 … Read moreWinners of the Automated Essay Grading Contest Announced

Applying to Grad School: Writing Your Personal Statement

While many aspects of the admissions process for graduate school focus on grades, your personal statement is an opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition, to become more than just a grade point average. While your language should remain professional, a well thought-out and carefully written statement can tell admissions officers more about your … Read moreApplying to Grad School: Writing Your Personal Statement

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 … Read moreAnimals in Education-Teaching with Critters

Amidst a Sinking Economy, Financial Aid Keeps Students Afloat

The New York Times recently posted an article discussing the effect of the downturn in the economy on college admissions. The research led to some optimistic results. The dean of admissions at Pomona College in California, Bruce Poch, said, “For all the Chicken Little and Henny Penny hysteria and dire predictions, it seems to have … Read moreAmidst a Sinking Economy, Financial Aid Keeps Students Afloat

All About Teacher Certification Exams

If you’re considering a career in teaching, it’s important to understand the teacher certification process beforehand. Currently, the requirements to become a teacher with full certification vary from state to state. Unless you complete the steps necessary to become certified in a particular state, you won’t be able to apply for professional teaching positions. Each … Read moreAll About Teacher Certification Exams

A+ Texas Teachers

The New York Times recently reported on a Texas man named Jeff Arrington who ended a six-year career in law enforcement to become a teacher in Texas. Mr. Arrington is currently working as a classroom instructor while finishing his teaching certificate. What’s newsworthy about his transition to a teaching career is the fact that he’s … Read moreA+ Texas Teachers