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7 Must Haves for Teaching Kindergarten

By Jamie Goodwin on March 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

At the beginning of the school year, teachers need to gather the supplies they’ll need for a successful year. For kindergarten teachers, there are plenty of must have teaching supplies. However,...

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How to Find Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

By Jamie Goodwin on March 21, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

As a teacher, you need to complete teacher professional development opportunities to maintain your license. However, you can also learn a lot of great information to support you in the classroom....

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6 Ways to Celebrate Classroom Birthdays

By Jamie Goodwin on March 20, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

I am a self-proclaimed Birthday Brat! In fact, I come from a long line of Birthday Brats. We take our birthdays (and sometimes birth-weeks) very seriously! We don’t expect a lot, but we definitely...

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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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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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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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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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