Posts tagged ‘Teaching’

Where Teachers Get Schooled: What It’s Like to Go to Teacher’s College

Confession time: when I was little, one of my favorite afternoon activities was “playing school.” I’d create homework and report cards for my students, and before…

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Setting Yourself Up For the “Serial Expat” Lifestyle After College

You start getting birthday wishes several hours before your birthday from your friends farther east than you. Your passport* looks like it’s been through hell and…

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Wondering If Education Is the Field for You?

You look out across a sea of faces, all wide-eyed and focused on you. (Okay, honestly, maybe about 70% of them are focused on you and…

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4 Things You Might Not Know About Being a Preschool Teacher

It’s time to start planning your lessons for the week. So, what do you do? You cut construction paper into different shapes, pick out three picture…

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5 Myths About Working in Early Childhood Education

Singing songs, eating snack, playing with toys, and taking naps. Why wouldn’t everyone want a career in early childhood care? You play around all day and…

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The Biggest Failure From My Twenties: Becoming a High School Teacher

Some people just know what they’re meant to do. Ask them in their first year of college and they’ll outline their 15-year plan, with each of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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