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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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10 Things to Know Before Becoming a Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

So, you’re thinking about becoming a teacher. Before taking the plunge, here are 10 things that you should know.

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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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Top Student Teaching Portfolio Ideas

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Your student teaching portfolio should showcase who you are as a teacher. It should show potential employers your ideas, objectives, methods, assessment, improvements made, and effectiveness as a...

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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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Top Student Teaching Fears and How to Overcome Them

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

Even if you’ve spent a lot of time in front of a classroom or practicing skills in college courses, it’s difficult to overcome the anxiety you feel for student teaching. It’s exciting to finally...

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Top Benefits of Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

In high school, I often heard my peers ask our teachers the same question over and over again: when am I ever going to use this again? With this question, students are essentially asking—how does...

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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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36 Top Jobs for Teachers Outside of the Classroom

By Jamie Goodwin on December 18, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Career

After completing student teaching, receiving your teaching certificate, and getting your first classroom, you may find that teaching just isn’t for you. Maybe the state where you teach doesn't...

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