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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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Can You Complete Student Teaching in Summer?

By Jamie Goodwin on February 21, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Can you complete student teaching in summer? Unfortunately, most programs will tell you that this isn’t possible. However, there are select programs that allow student teaching in summer. Here are...

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Your Student Teaching Binder: What to Include

By Jamie Goodwin on February 20, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

A new student teacher often looks like a deer in headlights. They’re full of anxious anticipation to find out what the experience has to offer. It may take some time for you to get your bearings,...

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6 Student Teaching Lesson Plan Tips

By Jamie Goodwin on February 19, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom

Your lesson plan should follow the format outlined by your college or cooperating teacher. In general, most lesson plans should include:

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Student Teaching Evaluation

By Allison White on February 18, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

The student teaching evaluation is typically completed by your supervising teacher at the end of the semester. Your program will ask them to rate how you’ve done in different areas. This often...

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Public, Private, or Parochial Teaching

By Mike McGarry on February 18, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Suppose you want to become a teacher.  I think that’s great!  Making a difference in the lives of young people is deeply satisfying.  It can be a steep learning curve at the beginning of your...

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Steps for Setting Classroom Expectations for Your Students

By Jamie Goodwin on February 15, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

Studies have shown that when you set high expectations for your students, they will work to meet and exceed them. Of course, there are lots of different times for setting classroom expectations...

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Student Teaching Observation

By Allison White on February 14, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching observation time can be nerve-wracking! But it doesn’t have to be. Take a deep breath, take time to prepare, and you’ll do fine.

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6 Things to Consider When Picking a School District

By Peter Poer on February 14, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Choosing which schools and districts to apply to is a hugely important decision for beginning teachers. The type of challenges, supports, and requirements you experience in your first few years...

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What to Do if Student Teaching Isn’t Going Well

By Jamie Goodwin on February 14, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching is meant to be difficult, but some people have tougher experiences than others. They have unresponsive students, mentor teachers that aren’t willing to mentor them, or lessons...

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