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January 31, 2011

Teaching in Prisons?

Teacher candidates are wise to consider all the teaching options available to them, particularly in non-traditional classroom environments. One option that is often ignored is teaching in corrections systems. Prisons and jails typically have teaching and training programs for adults and youth. Worki...

January 24, 2011

In What Other Careers Can My Education Degree be Used? (Part 1)

I am hesitant to respond to any career changer before determining that there is ample reason for a change, but that is especially true of my interactions with educators who wish to leave the field. First, I know very well that good, experienced teachers are hard to find and for a variety of reasons ...

October 04, 2010

It is Fall and I Don't Have a Teaching Job

Over the last few weeks, I have been visited by many teaching candidates frustrated at their lack of success in finding a teaching job for this school year. This is not surprising given the tight job market. So, what can you do? 1. Last Minute Jobs There are still teaching jobs available. Surp...

August 01, 2009

No Teaching Job for 2009-2010? Still Stay Involved in Education

If you are facing the prospect of not being employed as a full-time teacher this fall, you should consider what alternatives you have to stay involved in education throughout the 2009-2010 academic year to improve your chances of landing a teaching job in the future. Substitute teaching is probabl...

February 06, 2009

Making the Most of Substitute Teaching

In these times of uncertainty, most new teachers entering the workforce are understandably concerned about their ability to obtain teaching positions. During the last decade or so it was fairly common for teachers to sign a contract right out of college, sometimes while they were still student teac...

December 20, 2006

Michelle --- being a teacher assistant

Michelle --- being a teacher assistant, a substitute teacher, a long-term sub, a teacher's aide, etc. are all good alternatives to full-time teaching, if you can survive financially. Your academic achievements and volunteer experiences are excellent building blocks, but subbing, etc. places you dir...

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