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How Essay Writing Can Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills – Education Article

Learning how to develop ideas in writing is a major challenge for many students. Developing critical thinking means learning to think clearly and form judgments. Writing can be used as a tool to evaluate a student’s ability to develop coherent arguments. 75 percent of American 12th and 8th graders have insufficient writing skills, as estimated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Poor writing skills among students isn’t a new phenomenon, however. Students have always struggled with critical thinking that…

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So You Finished Your Exams? – Education Article

What Happens Once You Finish Your Exams? We get a lot of questions from candidates who have finished their exams. They want to know what happens next and when they will receive their teaching certificate. Sometimes, it seems like eager candidates start checking the mailbox about 20 minutes after they get home from the testing center. While it’s completely understandable that they are ready to see the result of all their hard work, there is some bureaucracy to be worked…

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American Board Alum Corey Nordike Shares His Story – Education Article

The American Board has certified over 10,000 teachers across the country in the last two decades. With so many educators in the field holding an American Board certification, we thought we’d check in on some of our alumni to hear their stories.  Candidates of the American Board alternative teacher certification program have one year to pass their exams and earn their certificate, allowing them to secure a teaching job in their state. But the majority of our candidates finish the…

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So You Finished Your Exams? | Post-Exam Timeline for American Board Certification – Education Article

What Happens Once You Finish Your Exams We get a lot of questions from candidates who have completed their exams about what happens next and when they will receive their teaching certificate in the mail; sometimes it seems like eager candidates start checking the mailbox about 20 minutes after they get home from the testing center. While it’s completely understandable that they are ready to see the result of all the hard work they’ve been doing, like so many other…

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How to Crowdfund Your Teacher Certification – Education Article

We hear it all the time- “I’d love to do this program, but I can’t afford it!” We hear you. The cost of getting a teaching certification (usually involving going back to school and paying thousands to get a degree, while taking time off from a paid job) is something few people can afford to do. Too much time, too much money. That’s where we come in. Designed by the Department of Education to bring teacher certification within reach of…

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How to Become a Teacher | Where to Start – Education Article

Over a third of new teachers are career changers, meaning they started teaching as a second career. If you are interested in how to become a teacher, read on! There is a lot to learn about what questions to ask and how to get started. In this post, we are going to try to give some ideas for where to start your research, as well as what you should do and what you should avoid as you try on the…

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