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Education Technology Trends Aspiring Teachers Need to Know

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Remember when the only tools needed for students to learn were sharp pencils and even sharper minds? While these skills are still vital, advancements in technology have replaced many traditional teaching methods forcing educators to rethink what goes into a classroom curriculum. This is especially true for newer teachers who grew up during the Digital Age. They are bringing what they’ve gained with their education degree into schools where technology has changed the entire teaching and learning process. These educators are also looking forward to many technological trends in education that will continue to bring 21st century learning into the … / Read more »

The Essential Skills You Need For Teaching English Abroad

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An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. Teaching English abroad is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding things you can do with your life. Not only will you explore the world’s most interesting countries, you’ll have a real impact on growing children. You’ll help shape their future and set them up with the skills they need to work in a global economy. In some cases, you’ll work in deprived areas, and your impact on the children is incredibly powerful. If you’re considering this route, there are a few academic and personal skills you’ll need to muster. Let’s take a … / Read more »

The Eternal Student – The Best Academic Careers to Aid you in Life-Long Learning

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The Eternal Student  The Best Careers in Academics to Aid you in Life Long Learning

For those who love to learn, academic careers provide opportunities for life-long learning. In addition to always learning new things from students, these positions encourage and even require continuing education, much of it paid for by employers. Nursing Instructor The median salary is $57.802. One academic career that guarantees lifelong learning is teaching within the medical field. The median salary for a nursing instructor is $57.802. A bachelor’s degree in nursing and a current nursing license are required as well as a minimum of three years of experience as either a registered or licensed vocational nurse. The necessity of keeping … / Read more »

How should I handle letters of recommendation?

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Charlene at Emerson College asked: I’m applying for several academic positions that require letters of recommendation. Is a general letter, which I can easily forward to each job listing, better than a specific letter sealed for each posting? What’s the best way to go about this? Thanks for your question, Charlene. A professional letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well can pack a punch while you’re job hunting, but only when requested by the employer. A letter of recommendation is distinctly different from a reference (a list of names and contact information of people who can vouch for you), so be mindful of … / Read more »

How can I be sure I want to keep teaching?

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Paul from Texas Tech University asked:  “I just finished my first year teaching. I was not rehired for this school year and haven’t been able to find another teaching position. I’m starting to doubt whether or not I want to teach at all. How do I figure this out?” Thanks for writing in, Paul! If you’re having doubts about teaching, the first step is to pinpoint where those doubts are coming from. Was it a difficult first year and you’ve lost your motivation and momentum? Is it difficult finding another teaching position, so you’re feeling discouraged? What other factors are … / Read more »