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Starting a Career in Education with Teach For America

The early morning sunlight floods the field outside of Simone’s small house. She looks across the hushed green grass of the countryside to the school on the other side. For a moment everything is quiet. She takes a sip of her coffee knowing that this calm will not last long;…

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This Is Not a Normal Job: My Two Years with Teach For America

What are you dreading the most about joining the workforce? If it’s the idea of having someone constantly watch over you or the threat of not having creative input—and you also happen to be passionate about education—you might want to consider joining Teach For America. There’s not a lot of micromanagement…

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Bridging the Achievement Gap: What It’s Like to Teach For America

In the immortal words of Alice Cooper, “School’s out for summer / school’s out forever.” But if the idea of joining the real world is creeping you out more than Alice’s signature makeup, you don’t have to leave the scholastic life behind just yet. Teach For America gives recent grads…

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Teaching English Abroad: Everything You Need to Know About TEFL

There’s a huge global demand for native english speakers who can teach. Chances are, you’ve either taught abroad or know someone who has. So, why do so many people take off around the world to teach English? And, how do you get started teaching English abroad? There’s no definitive answer out there,…

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Why I Chose To Do WorldTeach in Chile a Year After Graduating

The dark warehouse is cold at 11pm but there’s no chance you’ll be leaving anytime soon. Your managers have insisted that you all stay until every shipment is sent out. The problem is, they aren’t exactly organized when it comes to inventory and it also becomes your job to find…

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Want to Be a Teacher? Why You Might Want to Do a Dual-Degree Teaching Program

With six siblings at her beck and call, Lauren Petersen was a five-year-old teacher extraordinaire! She sat them all down, gave them assignments, and waited for them to turn in their homework. “It was fun for everyone for the first couple of assignments but then they were like… uh, we’re…

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How to Brave the Bureaucracy And Land a Teaching Job in Spain

Cobblestone streets imbued with centuries of history. Quiet afternoons where the streets are empty as everyone returns home for siesta. Enticing aromas beckoning from corner cafés. Yep, there’s plenty to love about Spain. But what is it like to actually live there? And how do you get a job there…

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One College Senior Teaches Us How to Be Awesome at Everything

Your college years are the best time to experiment. And sure, for some people that means seeing if you can rock a pink mohawk or a pierced eyebrow, but some students use this time to travel, volunteer, and even start their own non-profits. In Shannon Smith’s case, college has been…

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Think Outside the Cubicle: Your Guide to Post-Graduation Travel and Teaching Gigs

Got the globe-trotting gene? Explore some of the teaching and travel opportunities for recent grads and post-grad life can be a big adventure!

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How to Win Fame And (A Modest) Fortune Teaching English in Japan

Standing noodle bars in train stations. Crowded urban centers with flashing neon lights and nightlife that lasts well until the next morning. High-tech vending machines that sell everything you can think of—and more. These were a few of the images I had of life in Japan before I moved there.…

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