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Best Books to Prepare for Student Teaching

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

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 of...

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How to Become a Teacher: A Guide for Aspiring Teachers

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 are...

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6 Student Teaching Lesson Plan Tips

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, Teacher Education

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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Can I Become a Teacher Without an Education Degree?

Good question! The traditional path to teaching is to earn an education degree and your teaching licensure at the same time. However, while that is the most common path, it is definitely not the only...

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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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Should I Get a Master’s Degree for Teaching?

By David Recine on January 21, 2019
Topics:  Becoming a Teacher, Teacher Education

As I’ve mentioned before, there are many ways to become a teacher. And the best way, when it comes to long-term career options, is to get a relevant degree. With that in mind, many aspiring teachers...

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How to Balance Teaching and Grad School

By Allison White on January 08, 2019
Topics:  Becoming a Teacher, Teacher Education

Teaching and grad school are both very challenging. Doing them together is not for the faint of heart! It is possible though — I’ve done it, and so have many others. Here are some tips for...

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What Grade Should You Teach? How to Decide

By David Recine on January 03, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Jobs, Becoming a Teacher, Teacher Education

Different age groups can provide very different teaching experiences. So what grade should you teach? You’ll want to decide early on in your teacher training.

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8 Top Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Preparing for the Praxis Core

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Teacher Education, Praxis Exam

Kinesthetic learners thrive with physical movement. That’s the way they learn best. So when it comes to studying, the most effective study tips for kinesthetic learners involve getting them...

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