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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 Want to Know More About Alternative Teacher Certification – Education Article

Alternative teacher certification in the United States has existed for a long time, but it has only recently taken a prominent place in the public discussion about how to get more qualified, certified teachers in our nation’s classrooms. Long considered to be a shady backdoor into the teaching profession, programs that offer alternative teacher certification have quickly surpassed universities in terms of flexibility and affordability, with classes online and tons of online resources to help with studying. Now it’s universities…

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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 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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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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Reddit: A Resource for Teachers – Education Article

Teachers are incredibly resourceful at finding information and advice from fellow teachers. By reading blogs, scouting Pinterest, finding mentors, and buying lesson plans from other teachers, an educator can gather useful information to prepare herself for managing a classroom. But there is one resource educators often overlook that can be incredibly helpful throughout the school year: Reddit. Reddit Reddit is a website full of forums on just about anything and everything under the sun. Seriously, almost everything is discussed on…

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