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March 03, 2015

Just a Little Louisiana Gumbo - Part 1

The first in a five part series highlighting tips for all parties involved in the teaching profession - from future educators, to those who prepare them, to the school district administrators who hire and support them in their careers.

February 10, 2015

Equity and Excellence Entering Education

Public school classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and it is imperative that today's teachers strive for equity and excellence. Teachers must believe that all students can learn, set high standards, and adapt classrooms and instruction to meet the needs of students as necessary.

January 06, 2015

Current Realities and Challenges for New Teachers

What future teachers and new teachers need to know about the teaching profession.

December 09, 2014

Does Going Back To School Make You Over Qualified?

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

February 27, 2014

What do you believe about children?

Ultimately, that is the fundamental question.  With all of the programs and initiatives that we implement in schools, the greatest factor in the academic achievement of students is the teacher.  There is no amount of interview coaching or resume development that can substitute for a teacher that i...

January 15, 2014

Do You Believe?

Do you believe? Take time to reflect on that question, and what it means to you as an educator. Whether you just graduated and are in the first weeks of your teaching experience, searching for a teaching position, or are getting ready to begin your student teaching, this is a very important question...

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 ...

October 08, 2013

THAT Kind of Teacher

On September 5, 2013, major U.S. news networks presented a heartwarming story of seven puppies and their mother, Sheba, who were re-united in the state of New York, with the soldiers who had befriended them in Afghanistan. The men's unit was being shut down and they were fearful of what would happen...

August 26, 2013

Choosing a Career in Teaching

There are countless reasons to choose teaching as a profession. You may be pursuing teaching because you feel strongly about impacting student learning and development. You might be attracted to the autonomy that comes with having your own classroom. Maybe you were inspired to choose teaching as a p...

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