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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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Preparing for Your First Day of Student Teaching

By David Recine on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

The first day of student teaching is a big event for teachers in training. For most student teachers, it’ll be the first time they’re in charge of a classroom, acting as a “full” teacher. This...

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How to Make Money While Student Teaching

By David Recine on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

For many people, the student teaching requirement is a big financial obstacle. Student teaching can last for months, and it’s usually unpaid. And it’s a full time job. More than full-time really,...

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Average Starting Teacher Salaries by State

By David Recine on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Career

As you prepare to become a teacher, it’s good to know the average starting teacher salaries by state. What will you make at your first teaching job? Which state is the best state to teach in, in...

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How to Answer the “Describe Your Teaching Style” Question

By David Recine on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Some interview questions can trip you up if you're not prepared ahead of time. I remember the first time I was asked, "How would you describe your teaching style?"  I froze up like a deer in the...

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Do You Get Paid for Student Teaching?

By David Recine on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching is demanding full time work that can last for months, and even as long as a year! So many Magooshers may ask… do you get paid for student teaching? The answer to that question is ...

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I Had a Bad Student Teaching Experience. Now What?

By David Recine on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

So the unthinkable has happened. You had a bad student teaching experience. Maybe you didn’t reach any of the goals you set as a student teacher. Maybe you and your cooperating teacher never got...

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Should I Become a College Professor? 7 Things to Consider

By David Recine on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Career, College

If you’re looking into becoming a teacher, you’ve probably thought about all of your options as far as which grade to teach. Licensed school teaching—the kind of work you get with qualifying...

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Student Teaching vs. Practicum

By David Recine on December 20, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

As you progress in your education degree, you’ll hear two important terms: student teaching and practicum. These are two different types of field work. You’ll do your practicum before you do any...

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5 Accelerated Teacher Certification Programs to Consider

By David Recine on April 11, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

Let’s face it. It’s very hard to get a teacher certification without putting your life on hold at some point in your training. Even with flexible online degree options and alternative...

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