Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week 2012 is the time when schools and communities honor the dedicated members of the teaching profession who work daily to shape the intellects and characters of students in their care. Starting on May 7, we all have a chance to show our appreciation to teachers and let them know that their hard […]

How to Become a Substitute Teacher

School districts need substitute teachers on a daily basis to fill in for absent teachers. Assignments for substitutes range from a single day to longer term. If your long-term career goal is to become a teacher, beginning as a substitute teacher is a good way to gain experience in the field and try out the […]

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 […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2012

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, and this year marks the 42nd anniversary of what many have come to consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year, Earth Day will act as a launch pad for driving engagement and action to the environmental movement, according to Earth Day Network. The […]