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Does GPA Matter for Getting a Teaching Job?

My friend struggled to get through her general classes. Let’s just say that she didn’t get the straight A’s that she had hoped to get. She asked me, “does GPA matter for teaching jobs?” The simple answer is yes, but here are some things that you should know.

How Does Substitute Teaching Work? 6 Steps for Subbing

Substitute teaching requirements differ by school district. In some school districts, you may be...

How Much Do Starting Teachers Make?

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

What to Include in a Student Teaching Portfolio

You’ll use your student teaching portfolio when you apply for a job, ask for a promotion, apply for...

Can You Fail Student Teaching?

As I’ve said, student teaching counts as a university course. And yet, this time of learning can...

Writing a Letter to Parents as a Student Teacher

As a student teacher, writing a letter to parents is your first step in communicating with...

10 Reasons Why Teaching Is Fun

Someone once said, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”...

The Best Ways to Use Tablets in the Classroom with Students

There is lots of great technology to use in the classroom–one of which is tablets. If your...

7 Things to Know If You Want to Teach in Alaska

There are different things to know about teaching in each state. If you want to teach in Alaska,...

Pros and Cons of Classroom Seating Arrangements

When students walk into your classroom, one of the first things that they want to know is where...

6 Student Teaching Last Day Ideas to Consider

You’ve worked hard throughout your student teaching experience. Now that it’s the last day, you...

How to Balance Teaching and Grad School

Teaching and grad school are both very challenging. Doing them together is not for the faint of...

7 Online Tools to Support Teachers in the Classroom

When it comes to helping students, few tools are as effective as a great classroom teacher. But a...

Teaching Interview Outfit 101: What to Wear

The moment you arrive on campus for a teaching job interview, you’re being evaluated. The...

What Grade Should You Teach? How to Decide

Different age groups can provide very different teaching experiences. So what grade should you...

How Many Hours Will I Spend Student Teaching?

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

Teaching Salary by State

Teaching salary by state is an important factor in your career decisions. To make a truly informed...

How to Write a Student Teaching Reflection

When student teaching is just about over, you’ll be expected to write a reflection of the...

Creative Ways to Thank Your Cooperating Teacher

Your time as a student teacher is just about over. You've overcome your student teaching fears and...

8 Top Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Preparing for the Praxis Core

Kinesthetic learners thrive with physical movement. That’s the way they learn best. So when it...

Do’s and Don'ts of Classroom Management

Classroom management. It’s a much-discussed topic in teacher education programs, continuing...

What to Ask Your Cooperating Teacher Before Student Teaching

My university worked to determine my student teaching placement as soon as possible. This allowed...

9 Classroom Vocabulary Games to Use with Your Students

Vocabulary is an important part of every subject; there are always words that students need to...

Should I Become an Elementary School Teacher?

Every teacher has their own favorite age. Some teachers love teaching 4th graders, others enjoy the...

Preparing for Your First Day of Student Teaching

The first day of student teaching is a big event for teachers in training. For most student...
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