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  • 5 Tips for Earning an MEd While Still Teaching Full Time

    Posted August 7, 2017 in Lifestyle

    Being a teacher is just as rewarding as it can be tiring. Nearly every day of the week, you’re grading papers and lesson planning. You may have kids of your own and advise Key Club. You may exercise every AM, or tutor every PM. Whatever your lifestyle, you don’t want to shuffle it around—but you…

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  • Music Teacher Career: Job, Education, Salary Information

    Posted May 5, 2017 in Teaching Careers

    Music classes give children a special outlet to explore their feelings and express themselves creatively. As a music teacher, you will guide your students through musical practice, giving them a chance to use musical instruments and their own voices and bodies to generate musical sounds, melodies and harmonies. Along the way, you may just instill…

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  • How to Become an Adjunct Professor: Job, Education, Salary

    Posted September 1, 2015 in Teaching Careers Updated February 17, 2017

    The position of adjunct professor is an important one. Colleges need instructors, and this position allows prospective academics the opportunity to try out the role of professor. Adjunct professors are hired by schools on a contractual, part-time basis as opposed to the traditional university model of full-time employment. The role of adjunct professor is continually…

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  • Six Ways to Get Off to a Great Start in a New School District

    Posted July 9, 2015 in From the Principal's Office

    Starting out in a new school district brings an equal mix of excitement and nervousness. A new teaching position, whether it’s your first or not, provides an opportunity to bring a fresh approach to your work, try out what you learned in your teacher-education program, and find enjoyment and fulfillment in your new responsibilities. Before…

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  • Where Should I Teach? Comparing Elementary, Middle and High Schools

    Posted June 10, 2015 in From the Principal's Office

    “Why should I be a teacher?” A lot of young people and older, second-career adults ask that question when the time comes to make life and career decisions. For those who who wisely choose to teach, the answer usually comes down to being able to influence the life of a child, contribute to the common…

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  • District Leaders: Helping New Principals Assess a Site

    Posted January 6, 2015 in Leaders' Link

    In my last post about district leaders supporting new principals, I discussed the principal selection process with an eye to the specific goal of maintaining momentum at sites that are performing well, and building on whatever strengths may be present at schools that are performing less well. Helping new principals take stock of a site…

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  • Math Teacher Career: Job, Education and Salary Information

    Posted November 24, 2014 in Teaching Careers Updated March 2, 2017

    Teaching mathematics is a logical choice for people who are fascinated with using numbers and symbols, functions and equations to solve real-world problems. People who are “fluent in math” and who have a passion for imparting knowledge and helping others appreciate the value of solving problems with numbers are well suited for careers as mathematics…

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  • District Office Leaders: Maintaining Momentum While Passing the Torch

    Posted November 18, 2014 in Leaders' Link

    Whenever a school loses its principal, district leaders face a challenge. Whether a school is on an upward trajectory or struggling, it’s hard to find the right leader to either maintain positive momentum or engineer a turnaround. Principal selection requires district leaders to see opportunity, avoid jeopardy Unfortunately, collateral damage often occurs at struggling schools…

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  • Breaking Board: Why School Board Elections Matter

    Posted October 29, 2014 in Featured Stories

    Last November, I attended an Election Night campaign party with a local school board candidate. Throughout the evening, we checked voting statistics and watched the counts come in. My county has over 300,000 registered voters, and in this election 140,438 participated. While our school district was just a fraction of that population, each school board…

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  • Science Teacher Career: Job, Education and Salary Information

    Posted October 15, 2014 in Teaching Careers Updated February 17, 2017

    Teaching science is a rewarding career for people with an aptitude and passion for the subject. Science teaching jobs can appeal to college students majoring in a science discipline, as well as to professionals who decide to switch careers later in life and teach science. Demand for teachers within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and…

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  • Finding the Sweet Spot Between your Dream Career and Job Market Realities

    Posted September 29, 2014 in From the Principal's Office

    After several years of success in the classroom, many teachers consider expanding their horizons by pursuing the job they’ve always dreamed of. Whether they want to move into special needs or gifted education, school counseling, teaching leadership or school administration, teachers need to make sure they are aligning their goals with the realities of the…

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  • Five Questions Teachers Should Ask Before Pursuing a Master’s Degree Online

    Posted September 22, 2014 in From the Principal's Office

    The emergence of online-learning options has created an explosion of opportunity for teachers looking to pursue advanced degrees. The number of schools, both traditional brick-and-mortar and online-only, that now offer computer-based learning has grown considerably, bringing a wealth of choice for teachers looking to grow as professionals. Before you dive into online learning, here are…

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  • What Is the Future of Teacher Tenure in the United States?

    Posted August 27, 2014 in Featured Stories

    Teacher tenure, the concept of earned job protections, emerged in the early 1900s to protect teachers from arbitrary firings based on race, pregnancy, politics or other factors. In many states, it can be earned in two to five years and, once established, creates a system of due process that protects teachers from at-will firings. Teacher…

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  • 97 Reasons Teachers Choose Concordia Portland’s Online Education Programs

    Posted April 21, 2014 in Students, Faculty & Alumni Updated June 21, 2017

    Flexibility and convenience, the chance to achieve a dream, immediate classroom application, the staff, and the cohort and classmates. That’s what our students most value about their Concordia University-Portland experience. Why do teachers choose Concordia University-Portland? Our students drive our success, and we always look for ways to give back. We held a contest on…

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  • Teaching Jobs Outside the Traditional Classroom

    Posted March 17, 2014 in From the Principal's Office

    I have yet to meet a successful teacher who does all of the necessary lesson preparation, classwork, and grading between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Instead, the best teachers give of themselves throughout the day, into the night and very often into the weekend. The good news is that teachers with a knack for efficient…

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  • The Value of a Master’s Degree for Teachers: Better Student Outcomes

    Posted March 5, 2014 in Featured Stories Updated March 2, 2017

    Intuitively, it makes sense for teachers to continue their education beyond their bachelor’s degree and earn a master’s degree or higher. But does it add up logically? We looked at the latest research on the subject and found a master’s degree benefits not only a teacher’s paycheck and job prospects, but it also improves their…

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  • Tips for Teachers Working a Second Job

    Posted November 14, 2013 in From the Principal's Office

    A lot of teachers work a second job outside the classroom. If you’re thinking of taking on a part-time job, it’ is best to remember several things to avoid uncomfortable situations: Never solicit work through your school connections When you’ve decided to seek out additional employment, do not use your connection to your school to…

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  • A New Coach’s Survival Guide

    Posted September 19, 2013 in From the Principal's Office

    What kinds of teachers make good coaches? It’s not just the athletically inclined. The very best teachers — especially for those who work with younger children — truly thrive on the experience of interacting with young people. That requires special attitudes and skills that often apply to leading a team, which is why so many…

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  • You Know You are a Teacher When…

    Four years of college, probably more if you have a master’s degree.  You’ve successfully passed all mandatory tests and secured a teaching license. You impressed principals in those daunting job interviews and got that first job. You would think with all of those achievements — and so many more — would validate anyone’s belief that…

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  • Five School Leadership Positions for Teachers

    Posted April 30, 2013 in Educational Leadership

    The job description for a teacher not only encompasses enriching the lives and minds of students, but school leadership teachers must also work as advocates for their school community. When teachers are working in the classroom each day, they must serve as  mentors for the students and their fellow employees. There are various leadership roles…

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