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Teaching Children The Facts Of Life: Right Or Wrong?

There has been a long-standing argument in the educational community about whether it is appropriate for teachers to tell children about “the facts of life.” If you are a teacher wondering about this particular question, keep reading to learn more.

When educating children on any topic that is considered to be of a sensitive nature, it is better to skip it until the parents have permitted you to speak to their children about the topic. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Many of Today’s’ Teachers Actually Teach?

Many of today’s teachers are more than capable of adequately teaching students about the subjects at hand in the classroom. However, while there are several good teachers working today, the exceptional teachers seem to be few and far between. The things that make an exceptional teacher cannot be taught, but must come from a deep desire to teach others and a passion for the job that is at hand. For teachers who have this passion Read the rest of this entry »

Top Teaching Tips For All New Teachers

Being a new teacher in the industry is going to pose an interesting, but exciting challenge every day. Below are some great tips for new teachers.

Listen to advice from other teachers, mentors and what you read in books, but always go with your gut feeling. You will learn a lot about from the people you work with and find that some of their ideas may not have been so right to you to begin with, but they work! Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Qualities A Teacher Must Have To Teach

When looking to become a teacher, there are several things and qualities one must possess, in order to be able to do the job well. First off, one must have the skill set in the subject they are going to be teaching. One also has to know how to convey the message to students. Third, a teacher has to have the best method to teach, so students will understand. A teacher also has to have patience for those who are a bit slower, and don’t get things first time around. Teachers also have to be caring, and want Read the rest of this entry »

Teaching: How To Spot Significant Promise In A Child

When the United States laid forth the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, education policymakers set the framework for standardized national curricula in K-12 schools. Since the Act’s enforcement, educators and school administrators have argued that core competencies designed into proscribed curricula are only part of the performance picture. Contemporary education scholars cite the trend toward ‘individualized’ education practice in augmentation to baseline standards. While aggregate performance measures on learning outcomes indicate that substantial changes may be met with top down accreditation criteria to education, assessment of outliers such as creative talent and knowledge recognition Read the rest of this entry »

Teaching: The Top Ten Rules When Teaching Teenagers

Here are the top ten rules to follow teaching teenagers.

1. You are the teacher

2. Keep your personal life separate

3. Let students collaborate

4. Connect to real world concepts

5. Engage in discussion

6. Keep your word

7. Present options

8. Learn your students

9. Be ready for anything

10. Have fun

1. You are the teacher
Tempting as it is, do not become their friend. It’s not your job.

2. Keep your personal life separate
Don’t share your personal contact information, especially social networking, with your students.

3. Let students collaborate
Companies look for people who work well Read the rest of this entry »

Issues Teachers Are Talking About

Teachers should not have to worry about having things like having paper or good internet providers but the sad fact is that they oftentimes do. Teachers have long been complaining about less teaching and more beauracracy. Here are some of the most common issues that teachers deal with each and every day:
Not Enough Supplies: Speaking of supplies, we know too many teachers who have to buy their own books and supplies because the schools simply can’t supply them. In Read the rest of this entry »

What Qualifications Are Required To Become A Teacher?

Have you always wanted to become a certified teacher? Do you want to know what is required to become one? While the answer varies from state-to-state, there are some general requirements that you will need to fulfill.
The most popular route to becoming a teacher is by completing a degree at an accredited college or university. Depending on what areas you would like to teach, a bachelor’s degree in education can take anywhere from 4-5 years to complete. Read the rest of this entry »

Learning The Basics To Be A Teacher

Becoming a teacher is not an easy decision to make. You may be asking yourself if this is the right career for you. Doing a little bit of “soul searching” and asking certain questions can help you decide if teaching is right for you.

1. Do You Like Young People?
A teacher teaches children and their ages range from 4-18 years old. All of these age groups come with different needs. If you like working with children Read the rest of this entry »

Latest Teaching Techniques For Modern Schooling

One of the latest teaching techniques being used to day is the Multisensory Teaching Method. This is a technique that is used for the very young elementary years such as kindergarten and pre-school ages. Multisensory learning is a great tool that has been used on many ADHD and ADD students as well.

Multisensory is a teaching that seeks to combine the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. The activity is meant to stimulate the hearing, the sight, and the touch as a means of learning.

Some types of the work activity should center on finger painting; Read the rest of this entry »