Year-Round School Pros and Cons

Many school districts are faced with the problem of a growing student population coupled with a shortage of school facilities and limited funds for new facilities. In response, some districts are adopting or looking into year-round education (YRE). In addition to maximizing the use of existing schools for larger numbers of students, some education experts […]

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 […]

Gifts for Teachers

During the holiday season, at the end of the school year and during Teacher Appreciation Week many parents and students want to show their gratitude to teachers with a gift. While most teachers say that they appreciate the thought behind any gift they receive from a parent or child, there is general agreement teachers can […]

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 […]

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 […]