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David Recine

David is a test prep expert at Magoosh. He has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has been teaching K-12, University, and adult education classes since 2007 and has worked with students from every continent. Currently, David lives in a small town in the American Upper Midwest. When he’s not teaching or writing, David studies Korean, plays with his son, and takes road trips to Minneapolis to get a taste of city life.
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How Do You Become a Teacher Aide?

By David Recine on March 20, 2019
Topics:  Career

Do you lack a teaching degree or license but love working with young learners? If so, you may want to become a substitute teacher or a teacher aide. Teacher aides–also called classroom aides or...

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How to Become a Teacher: A Guide for Aspiring Teachers

By David Recine on February 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

So you want to become a school teacher. But where do you start? Well, that’s not exactly a simple question, and it depends on a lot of different factors. The good news is that, these days, there...

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Licensing Requirements for Teaching Abroad

By David Recine on February 13, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Before I get into this topic, I have to say I was thrilled when Magoosh asked me to write about this! I started my career teaching abroad, and I love teaching in other countries. Immersing...

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What Degree Do You Need to Teach?

By David Recine on February 05, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

If you’re considering a career in teaching, it’s important to get the right credentials. The most basic qualification you need, in terms of a degree, is a bachelor’s degree. Without a four-year...

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How to Set Goals as a Student Teacher

By David Recine on February 01, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

As I’ve mentioned before, student teaching is a very important step in your career. So you’ll want to prepare well for your first day of student teaching,  and set good goals. Knowing what you...

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What Is Student Teaching?

By David Recine on January 31, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

If you’re thinking of becoming a teacher, you’ve probably heard the term “student teaching.” But what is student teaching, and why is it so important? That question can be answered in two...

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How to Deal with Parents as a Teacher

By David Recine on January 30, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Career

Research organizations, government agencies and news reporters all concur: parental involvement is one of the biggest factors—perhaps the biggest factor—in a child’s academic achievement. For ...

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Student Teaching Outfits: What to Wear

By David Recine on January 28, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

What should your student teaching outfits look like? What to wear may sound like a silly question, but it’s important . . . and surprisingly easy to get wrong.

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What Subject Should You Teach? How to Decide

By David Recine on January 25, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

So you want to become a teacher. But what subject should you teach? This is a big decision because different subjects require different teacher training. Ideally, you should pick a subject to...

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What Are My Options for Alternative Teacher Certification?

By David Recine on January 23, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

The National Education Association and the U.S. Department of Education both report that alternative paths to teacher certification are on the rise. More and more, paths to certification that do...

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