Becoming a Teacher

4 Tips for Choosing Your Teacher Candidate Work Sample

When first applying for teacher jobs, a teacher candidate doesn’t have a lot of experience. They do, however, have the opportunity to bring a portfolio that demonstrates his or her abilities. The portfolio can include observations, examples of your syllabus, and more. It should also include a teacher candidate work sample or two. To help […]

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How Teachers Can Make the Most of Summer Break

It’s tiring to hear how teachers are so lucky to have summers off. It’s not like teachers get to spend these months poolside or off on some exotic vacation. Oh no. Teachers are busy all summer. Teachers can make the most of their summer break by doing some of the following activities. Professional Development Completing professional […]

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Top 8 Tips for Teaching Young Learners

Teachers need to consider the age of their students in order to teach them effectively, especially younger children. Use these tips for teaching young learners to best help your students. Make Connections with Students Young students need to know that their teacher cares about them. They need to feel a connection to their teacher. Learn […]

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5 Styles of Teaching to Try as a Student Teacher

Student teaching is the time when you determine which styles of teaching work for you. There are lots of different styles of teaching to try, but here are the top 5 most common ones used in the classroom. The Director The Director teaching style is teacher-centered. It involves the teacher telling students what to do […]

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Teaching Textbooks in Engaging Ways

Textbooks can be boring. Remember those class periods that you spent reading them aloud as a class? Or reading them on your own while taking notes? You swore that when you were a teacher you would never do that. Then, you became a teacher and reality set in. Sometimes you need to read from the […]

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Organizing a Field Trip 101

If you are a teacher, chances are the idea of a field trip is both exciting and terrifying. Field trips can be great learning opportunities for your students, though! Here is how to go about organizing your first field trip. Tie it into your Curriculum This is usually the first step. What are you learning […]

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Reviewing Your Social Media Account when Applying for Teaching Jobs

You may have heard that employers check applicants’ social media pages. The truth is that 60% of employers check applicants’ Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social media accounts before hiring them. If administrators were to check your social media accounts, what would they see? What would it tell them about you? Before you start […]

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How to be Inclusive in the Classroom in 10 Steps

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are over 6 million students served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). That’s about 13% of all students between the ages of 3 and 21. Most of these students spend at least part of the day in general population classrooms. As such, teachers need to […]

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