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David Recine

David is a test prep expert at Magoosh. He has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has been teaching K-12, University, and adult education classes since 2007 and has worked with students from every continent. Currently, David lives in a small town in the American Upper Midwest. When he’s not teaching or writing, David studies Korean, plays with his son, and takes road trips to Minneapolis to get a taste of city life.
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Tips for New Teachers: Staying Organized

By David Recine on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom

As a teacher, you have to keep track of a lot of different things at once. Every student has their own individual needs, assignments, and test results. Each student has parents, and many of these...

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How Much Do Teachers Make in Each State?

By David Recine on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Teacher salaries are a political “hot-button” topic these days. With education reform and state budget reform, there’s a lot of debate about how much teachers should be paid and how much money...

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Tips for New Teachers: Classroom Management

By David Recine on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom

For a new teacher, nothing’s more terrifying than an out-of-control classroom. Veteran teachers don’t care for this situation either, but new teachers tend to be most vulnerable to losing control....

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How to Grade Papers Faster

By David Recine on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Middle School

There are many different techniques that a teacher can use to assess their students' understanding of the concepts being taught. But using those techniques means grading! You will have to grade...

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Should I Get a Master’s Degree for Teaching?

By David Recine on January 21, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

As I’ve mentioned before, there are many ways to become a teacher. And the best way, when it comes to long-term career options, is to get a relevant degree. With that in mind, many aspiring...

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How Much Do Starting Teachers Make?

By David Recine on January 21, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

If you’re nearing the end of your teacher training, you may wonder…How much do starting teachers make?

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Can You Fail Student Teaching?

By David Recine on January 17, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

As I’ve said, student teaching counts as a university course. And yet, this time of learning can bring up many fears and anxieties in some student teachers. Many nervous teachers in-training ask...

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What Grade Should You Teach? How to Decide

By David Recine on January 03, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Career, Middle School, Elementary

Different age groups can provide very different teaching experiences. So what grade should you teach? You’ll want to decide early on in your teacher training.

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How Many Hours Will I Spend Student Teaching?

By David Recine on January 01, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching is a full-time job…literally. A student teacher does all the same things that a full-time salaried teacher would do.

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Teaching Salary by State

By David Recine on December 31, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Teaching salary by state is an important factor in your career decisions. To make a truly informed choice, look at both starting and long-term pay. Also look at cost of living.

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