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August 18, 2015

Take Time For You!

When life gets crazy and you're faced with what seems to be endless work/family demands, remember to take time for yourself. Do something YOU want to do - or enjoy a break doing nothing at all - this will help you re-charge your batteries a bit thus becoming more productive and less stressed overall.

August 11, 2015

Oh Captain, My Captain! Lessons for Life

Take time to develop your own educational and life philosophies, and be able to talk about these during interviews. Know who you are, what's important to you, and what you will bring to your future students.

August 04, 2015

7 Things Every Graduate Should Know

Seven valuable tips that help lead to increased job and life successes.

February 24, 2015

Don't Miss the Virtual Career eXPO!

Don't miss the Virtual Career eXPO on March 5th, 2015! A chance to connect online with representatives from over 60 school systems from across the country who need to fill hundreds of teaching vacancies for the 2015-16 school year. Attend webinars, participate in Q&A with industry professionals from AAEE (American Association for Employment in Education), and network with employers - all done real-time online!

December 09, 2014

Does Going Back To School Make You Over Qualified?

Returning to graduate school increases the marketability and value of classroom educators.

May 05, 2014

Keeping Your Professional Cool Under Stress

As you transition from your college career into your professional career as an educator you will be experiencing many new beginnings in your life, one of which may include a type of stress you have never dealt with before. The great excitement of your first year teaching can sometimes be coupled wit...

April 15, 2014

Building Opportunities

What things have you been wanting to change or improve on lately?  We want improvement, but we do not necessarily know how to get that improvement.  For most of us, the difficulty probably lies in getting started.  Perhaps we are afraid of what might come from change or maybe we lack the resource...

December 31, 2013

Teacher Leadership

 [Check out the video, "Everyday Leadership," //www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership.html, by Drew Dudley, on TED Talks] As educators we have likely provided countless "lollipop moments" for our students and their parents. What I love about Drew Dudley's message here is that as student...

November 26, 2013

Where Do You Get Your News?

Where Do You Get Your News? Last week I had the opportunity to present in a couple of classes to new education majors. Before class, several students were chatting with the instructor about a local school board meeting they attended as part of an assignment. They were surprised at the length of the ...

November 15, 2013

Join a Professional Association

Last week I attended the annual conference for the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE), the organization that sponsors this blog. In a few brief vacation days for me following the conference, I reflected on what professional associations, including AAEE, mean to educators. For ...

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