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Should I Become a Teacher? 10 Things to Consider

By Adam on March 20, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

Teaching isn’t always — or even most of the time — an easy job, as most teachers are likely to tell you. If you’re considering taking the Praxis and pursuing teaching as a career, there are quite...

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How to Work While Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on March 15, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching is basically a full-time job. After spending the day with your students, your nights are filled with meetings, grading assignments, lesson planning, and more. Because of this,...

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Student Teaching Tips: Helping Your Student with Fragile X

By Allison White on March 14, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom

Fragile X syndrome can be tricky to understand and it may not be one of the student teaching difficulties you've prepared for. But with a few changes to your typical teaching style, you can be a...

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First Day of School Outfit: What to Wear as a Teacher

By Allison White on March 13, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Career

You might remember your parents dressing you oh so carefully on your first day of school as a kid. For teachers, you do have to dress yourself now (sorry), but the outfit choice for your first day...

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Does the PPST Still Exist?

By Jessica Wan on March 12, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career, Praxis

If you’ve been on the path to becoming a teacher for over a year, you’ve likely seen the acronym PPST. The Praxis I PPST, or Pre-Professional Skills Test, was the previous version of what we now...

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Answers to 5 FAQs about Teachers Unions You Should Know

By Jamie Goodwin on March 11, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

When first entering the field, you hear a lot about teachers unions. And depending on where you teach, you may be forced to pay dues to the union. If not, you need to decide whether or not to...

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4 Reasons People Quit Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on March 08, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

If you’re reading this, you’re probably either:

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Top Student Teaching Supplies to Bring on Your First Day

By Jamie Goodwin on March 07, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom

As I prepared for my first day of student teaching, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What would my cooperating teacher be like? Would the students test my classroom management skills? What would I...

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Pros and Cons of Alternative Certification Programs

By Allison White on March 06, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

I originally got into teaching through a nationwide alternative certification program. My experience was mixed, so I want to share with you some of the pros and cons of alternative certification....

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Best Books to Prepare for Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on March 05, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Throughout your college experience you spent a lot of time learning about methodologies and strategies for teaching. However, nothing quite prepares you for the moment that you first step in front...

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