Teacher Program Accreditation: What Those Acronyms Mean

If you’re in the process of researching an undergraduate or graduate teacher education program, you already know there’s a lot of information to digest. You need a high-quality program which will adequately prepare you to teach, while providing required certification and making you competitive in the job market.

With all this to consider, along with your own personal goals and needs, you may not be giving much thought to the assorted accreditation-related acronyms you’re encountering. Or maybe you have attempted to decipher them, only to find a mix of information that seems bureaucratic, not practical and relevant.

Ultimately, it’s good to have a basic grasp of what it means for a program to be accredited, to help you make the most informed choice. You’re about to make a substantial investment of time and money, so it’s important to work with as much information as possible.

Interacting with Students (and Their Families) Outside of School

As a new teacher you are likely preparing for how you will act in front of your students and their families while at school. Obviously you should dress well, watch your language, and do just about anything to set a good example. But in every teacher’s life comes the unexpected: running into your students and their parents outside of school. Maybe it’s at a coffee shop, or at the grocery store. And (gasp!) is that an alcoholic beverage in your cart?

In this article we will discuss how new teachers can keep their cool in these unexpected situations.

Foster Executive Function Skills with Digital Breakouts

Students in the 21st Century need opportunities to develop a wide variety of executive function skills to prepare for success. Among these are crucial abilities like collaboration, task management, prioritization, and flexible thinking.

While there are a variety of ways to target these skills individually, digital breakouts are an engaging and fun way to tackle them together.

Five Ways to Prepare for a Teaching Job Interview

When you get the call that you’ve been selected to interview for a teaching job, your emotions might run from elation to anxiety. Going to a job interview can be the most stressful part of the job-hunting process. But taking simple action can help you walk in confident and prepared. Here are five tips you can use to help you organize your pre-interview preparation, and present your best self to your prospective employers.

3 More Great Places to Teach as an ESL/ESOL Teacher in 2017

In May, we published a piece featuring three great places to work as an ELL/TESOL Teacher. We took a look at the demand, compensation, and perks associated with these districts in order to draw attention to their big-picture appeal.

With the continued rise in the English language learner population in the United States, there are no shortage of great districts seeking to expand their ELL/TESOL offerings and hire great teachers in the process. Here are three more places worth considering if you are an ELL teacher looking to make a move.

How Do I Put Time off Teaching on My Resume?

There are times in a teacher’s life when you might have to take some time off from your beloved career. Some teachers want to stay home and raise their children for a while. A leave from teaching is necessary to take care of personal or medical issues. Other times, a teacher just needs to take a break or may even want to look into a different career path altogether.