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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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6 Tips for Preparing for Maternity Leave as a Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on March 04, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Teaching while pregnant is not always easy. In fact, it can be rather difficult. What’s even more difficult? Walking away from your classroom for maternity leave. You love your students. And let’s...

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8 Fun Activities to Do While Teaching High School

By Jamie Goodwin on March 01, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom

One of the reasons I decided to teach high school was because I think Language Arts is fun. Unfortunately, many people disagree with me. As I create lesson plans, I want fun activities to do while...

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Can You Complete Student Teaching Abroad?

By Jamie Goodwin on February 28, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

In 2014, there were over 300,000 college students who chose to study abroad. These students took advantage of the opportunity to learn about other cultures as they stepped outside of their comfort...

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