Make A Difference Through Teaching: A Missouri Teacher’s Experience – Education Article

Desire to Do Good Kyle Smith studied communications and marketing in college. An athletic guy, he attended Northwestern University on a football scholarship. After college, Kyle entered the corporate world; first in marketing and then working for major tech companies. Despite his success in the field, however, Kyle realized something was missing. He says, “I got frustrated feeling like I was doing nothing positive for the world.” Kyle wanted to make a difference, but he didn’t immediately know it would…

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Earth Day Resources for Teachers – Education Article

Celebrating Earth Day on April 22 always provides teachers with a chance to incorporate fun environmental lessons into their curriculum. But the fun isn’t reserved for science teachers alone. In fact, it is possible to incorporate Earth Day lessons in any classroom. For example, history teachers can teach about Earth’s 4.5 billion year history or the history of Earth Day itself. Math teachers can show students all the ways math appears in nature.  Unfortunately, Earth Day looks a bit different for teachers this…

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Teaching Remotely Due to COVID19 – Education Article

COVID-19 has closed schools across the nation. Consequently, without missing a beat, teachers have stepped up to ensure their students still have learning opportunities. American Board has an alumni base of more than 10,000 teachers up to the task of teaching remotely. We reached out to our graduates to learn what tools they are using as they embark on the new journey of teaching remotely. See their answers below!  Getting Creative Without Internet Access Knowing that not all students have…

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South Carolina Teacher Certification Now Faster – Education Article

Schools in South Carolina have an ongoing teacher shortage, meaning that not every classroom is led by a certified teacher. Yet, an abundance of local community members have the skills and knowledge needed to teach. American Board—a national nonprofit—is implementing program changes to ensure that it is faster and easier than ever to earn South Carolina teacher certification. No longer will unnecessary hurdles prevent career-changers from pursuing their dream to teach. American Board’s changes include eliminating a year-long requirement known as…

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3 Ways to Ace your Teacher Interview – Education Article

As you prepare to interview for your first full-time teaching position, you’re likely to experience a rush of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, a desire to prove yourself—most teachers consider the role as more than just a job, it’s a calling. But with the right planning, you can ace your interview and begin the job of your dreams! To start down the path to success, see the teacher interview tips below. Be prepared. Just like you’ll tell your future students, you’ve got…

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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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Think you want to become a teacher? Try substitute teaching first. – Education Article

If the idea of becoming a teacher has been running around your mind for a few years, it might be time to take it seriously. By seriously, I mean look into teaching to see if you like the reality of it as much as you like the idea of it. The best way to get experience in the classroom is by substitute teaching. ‘Subbing’ (as it is commonly called) is the best way to try teaching different ages. You can…

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How to Become a Teacher in Ohio – Education Article

There is now one more way to become a teacher in Ohio. Our national nonprofit program was made available in Ohio for the first time in November of 2018, allowing people to study online to become teachers. This addition of an alternative path to teacher certification was in response to the growing teacher shortage and strong evidence from other states (which already offered the American Board program) that alternatively trained teachers did as well as or better than traditionally trained…

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How To Choose A Meaningful Career – Education Article

  It’s something most of us consider as we complete our education and prepare for the job market: how do we choose a career that imbues our life with a sense of meaning and purpose? What does meaning look like to different people, and how difficult is it really to achieve? Is it becoming easier to find a meaningful career in a world where, thanks to technology, there are more job options now than ever before? In a recent interview…

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Starting a Teaching Job Mid-Year – Education Article

For teachers, starting in a new class in January requires a unique kind of pre-planning. You’re stepping in mid-year (for any number of reasons, some of which you may not find out until after your in the job) and you have completely different challenges to face than a teacher starting in August or September. Here are a few classroom management tips to help you make a smooth transition into your new classroom: Learn your students names- immediately. This one goes…

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How to Find a Teaching Job – Education Article

Nowadays teaching is one of the most relevant, needed and portable professions in the world. Thanks to technology, teachers have so many opportunities to train when and where they need to, exercise their skills and to choose a pedagogical approach that aligns with their own personal values.   In America, we’ve started to slowly walk away from the image of a traditional school teacher who spends time in a classroom with kids, passing knowledge along to them. Today we have…

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Lesson Planning Tips for New Teachers – Education Article

If you are eyeball deep in your first year of teaching, then chances are you have been really feeling that first year learning curve. There are never too many resources to help you in the early years of your teaching career, so we are here to provide you with some lesson planning/structure advice. You’ve been doing lesson planning just long enough now to start getting a feel for how to build individual units into larger, more integrated unit planning. The…

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Use Your Tax Refund to Start a New Career – Education Article

Tax return season is here, and the average tax refund is around $2,254, according to Business Insider. That amount more than covers the cost of choosing to become a certified educator through American Board’s program. The decision to invest one year’s tax refund can quickly change someone’s life, job satisfaction and career path. Teachers certified by the American Board can earn an average salary ranging from $41,814 in Mississippi to $62,994 in Pennsylvania, according to the National Education Association. Of approximately…

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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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Why It’s Never Too Late Too Become A Teacher – Education Article

Everyone has that one teacher. That teacher you remember as an adult. You remember, sometimes decades later, how you felt when they taught, how you opened up to new ideas in a way you’d never even known was possible. If you’ve ever felt inspired by a favorite teacher, you’ll remember the huge impact they made on your life. Have you considered maybe it’s time you stepped into that role? There’s never been a better time to get into teaching, with…

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