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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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Licensing Requirements for Teaching Abroad

By David Recine on February 13, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Career, Where to Teach

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 yourself...

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What Degree Do You Need to Teach?

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:  Teaching Strategies, Student Teaching

As I’ve mentioned before, student teaching is a very important step in your career. So you’ll want to prepare well and set good goals. Knowing what you need to achieve and accomplishing all your...

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What Is Student Teaching?

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 parts–what...

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How to Deal with Parents as a Teacher

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, Becoming a Teacher

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:  Teaching Career, Subjects to Teach

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 teach...

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What Are My Options for Alternative Teacher Certification?

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 not...

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Tips for New Teachers: Staying Organized

As a teacher, you have to keep track of a lot of different things at once. Every student has their own individual needs, assignments, and test results. Each student has parents, and many of these...

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How Much Do Teachers Make in Each State?

By David Recine on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Career, Teacher Salaries

Teacher salaries are a political “hot-button” topic these days. With education reform and state budget reform, there’s a lot of debate about how much teachers should be paid and how much money should...

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