Professional Development: 5 Ideas For Developing Your Skills This Summer

One of the great benefits of being a teacher is having the summer off. However, just because you are not in the classroom every day doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be using the summer productively. Last year, we looked at some opportunities teachers could pursue over the summer, which included traveling, getting a job and … Read moreProfessional Development: 5 Ideas For Developing Your Skills This Summer

The Relationship Between Professional Development and Student Achievement

Looking for a way to strengthen your classroom management skills and improve your students’ academic achievement? By participating in teacher professional development programs, and attending education conferences, you can do both. Research proves that participating in professional development is the key to unlocking student success in the classroom. Connection to Student Learning Professional development for teachers … Read moreThe Relationship Between Professional Development and Student Achievement

The Pros and Cons of the Common Core Standards

Confused about the Common Core? Join the crowd. A polarizing topic in educational systems across the country, the Common Core Standards, also referred to as the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI), are frequently misunderstood by those who are affected by it — the teachers responsible for implementing them. But armed with the objective information you … Read moreThe Pros and Cons of the Common Core Standards

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Teacher Certification

If you feel passionate about the knowledge you have gained through studying or working in an area other than education, and you would like to share that knowledge with the next generation, alternative certification could be your route to the classroom. Alternative teacher certification programs began to proliferate in the 1980s as a response to … Read moreThe Pros and Cons of Alternative Teacher Certification

5 Resources for Gifted and Talented Students in California

Teaching gifted students requires specialized skills and knowledge. Some of the classroom techniques that have been shown to be effective for accommodating these high achieving students include placing them in their own accelerated classes, forming cluster groups of gifted students within regular classes and creating pullout programs that allow them to gather for advanced activities … Read more5 Resources for Gifted and Talented Students in California

SBEC Certification

Texas currently has a demand for new teachers, especially in critical shortage areas like special education, math, science and English as a second language. The state also offers financial incentives to teachers who work in these critical content areas and high-needs schools. In addition to these opportunities, Texas is considered the eighth friendliest state for … Read moreSBEC Certification