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Pro Tip: If You Want to Be a Journalist, Get a Master's in Teaching.

All journalists need a backup plan. Could teaching be yours?

Thelma
Thelma Adams
May 21
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5 Jobs That Change the World (And the Degrees You’ll Need to Get Them)

Turns out you don’t have to sacrifice your salary in order to make a difference.

Rina Diane
Rina Diane Caballar
May 01
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Here’s What Music Teachers Can Expect to Earn in 2019

New York is the top-paying state for grade-level music teachers, paying an average of $52,862 per year (and up to $85,794 per year for teachers with their master's degree).

Francesca
Francesca Friday
Mar 23
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Does a Master’s in Education Teach Problem-Solving Skills?

Real-life situations may be the best way to learn problem-solving skills, but a master’s degree can help.

Jennifer
Jennifer Mellace
Mar 14
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Want to Become a Music Teacher? Here's What You Need to Know.

Did Jack Black inspire you?

Allie
Allie Lembo
Mar 11
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How Much Do English Teachers Earn in 2019?

32 million Americans cannot read a book at an eighth-grade level, and 19 percent of adults cannot complete a job application due to a literacy proficiency. As America faces this literacy crisis, English teachers are invaluable.

Francesca
Francesca Friday
Feb 28
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How Much Do Guidance Counselors Earn in 2019?

The states with the highest average salary for guidance counselors are New Jersey, Alaska, California, New York, and Massachusetts—in that order.

Francesca
Francesca Friday
Feb 25
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Math Teachers, Here’s How Much You Can Expect to Earn in 2019

By some estimates, there will be roughly 5,300 new jobs for math teachers in the U.S. this year.

Francesca
Francesca Friday
Feb 14
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Here’s How Much Kindergarten Teachers Can Expect to Earn in 2019

Want summers off to pursue a side-hustle of your choosing?

Francesca
Francesca Friday
Feb 14
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How to Prepare for a Career With Amazon HQ2

Your resume should reflect an ability to solve problems, think creatively, and provide a positive “can-do” approach.

John
John Tures
Feb 13
Lifelong Learning

How to Teach Multiculturalism Effectively

Carlos
Carlos R. McCray
Feb 08
Study Abroad

What Differences Will I Encounter in Latin American Classrooms When I Study Abroad?

Wondering what a classroom is like in a different country or continent? Check out our field guide to education culture in Latin America.

Greig
Greig Roselli
Feb 08
Lifelong Learning

Pros and Cons of Service Learning

Alec
Alec Lichtenberg
Feb 08
Studying

eTextbooks: A Testdrive

Noodle
Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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11 Professional Skills To Develop As A Teacher In 2019

Among all existing professions, teaching is one of the most respected. Being a teacher can also be extremely demanding. No matter the age of their students, teachers must constantly develop their skills and adapt their pedagogy to meet everyone’s needs. And in our changing technological world, modern teachers must work harder than ever to keep up.

Kristin
Kristin Savage
Jan 10
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To Earn a Masters or Not To Earn a Masters Degree – That is the Question Teachers Face

Do you need a master's to teach? Allow Noodle to help you with insights into pursuing the degree.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Sep 11
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How long does it take to become a principal?

Want to be a principal? How long will it take to achieve your goals? Allow Noodle to help you with your planning.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Sep 07
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Ready To Step Up? Why You Should Become A Principal

Feeling compelled to become a principal? Noodle helps you ponder the Principal Question.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Sep 05
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Elementary School Principals Guide the Next Generation. Are You Up for the Challenge?

From greeting students to overseeing the budget, being an elementary school principal is a big responsibility. Are you ready for the challenge? Allow Noodle to guide the way.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Sep 03
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Follow Your Dreams! Start a Second Career as a Teacher

Some of the best teachers start out working in other fields — from STEM, to business, to the arts. Do you want to leave your current job behind and start teaching as a second career? Noodle has the information you need to make this a reality.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Aug 31
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Educational Leadership 101: Get Accepted into a Master's in Educational Leadership Program

Is your desire to lead pushing you to look for opportunities beyond the classroom? Apply for a Master's in Education Leadership and take the first step towards becoming a school administrator.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Aug 10
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Architecture, Art, and Beautiful Coastlines: How to Teach in San Francisco

The City of San Francisco has [nearly one million residents](http://dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/Estimates/E-1/), [56,000 of whom are K-12 students](http://www.sfusd.edu/en/assets/sfusd-staff/about-SFUSD/files/sfusd-facts-at-a-glance.pdf). This offers San Francisco teachers a major opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Aug 08
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Multiply Your Career Fulfillment: Become a Math Teacher

Think back to your school days. Did you secretly enjoy the math homework that some of your classmates complained about so earnestly? Did you look forward to Algebra, and hang on every mention of numbers?

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jul 25
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What are the Salary Expectations for a Master’s in Education Administration?

Considering a Master's in Education Administration? Allow Noodle to outline the salary you can expect with such a degree throughout the US.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jul 23
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When You Want to Make a Difference in the World: Get Your Master’s in Education and Teach in California

Considering pursuing a Master's in Education in the sunny state of California? Allow Noodle to detail the process and best choices to get the ball rolling.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jul 19
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Teaching in The Bay State: Become a Massachusetts Teacher

Being a teacher is one of life’s greatest callings. No matter what grade you choose to teach, you will be making an everlasting impression on your students. Additionally, you will become a memorable figure in their lives well past their time in your classroom. If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of students in the state of Massachusetts but don’t know where to begin, look no further! Here is everything you need to know to get your career as a Massachusetts teacher off to the best start.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jul 15
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Launch Your Teaching Career in Boston

What does it take to launch a teaching career in Boston? Allow Noodle to lay out the basics.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jul 12
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Running the Show: How to Become a Principal in Massachusetts

If you think you’re ready to run the show, Noodle’s guide to become a principal in Massachusetts will tell you what you need to do to get there.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jul 10
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Six Practical Jobs You Can Do With a Master’s in Education

Pursuing a Master’s in Education is a big step. You’re going to spend a significant amount of time and money earning the degree, so it’s important that you be set up for success in your chosen field.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jul 09
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Find the Solution: Become an Education Policy Analyst

Interested in learning more about becoming an Education Policy Analyst? Allow Noodle to outline the details you need to know.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jul 08
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13 Master’s in Education Programs to Advance Your Career in Massachusetts

A Master’s in Education in Massachusetts is within reach, no matter what budget or schedule you’re working with.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jul 06
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Get Ready To Lead: Degree Requirements For Becoming A School Principal

When you look back at your time in school, how do you remember your school principal? Was the principal a stern leader whom all the kids feared, a friendly advisor who inspired student success, or, maybe, were they somewhere in the middle? No matter what role your principal played in your life, they must have left a big impression; now, it’s you turn to become a school principal.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jul 06
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The Fastest Way to Become a Teacher - Obtain a Certification to Teach in Record Time

Are you looking for a fast track teaching certification program, with the intention of getting into a classroom as quickly as possible? Noodle has insight into the fastest way to become a teacher.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Jul 02
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Leaders Of Tomorrow: Great Training Programs For School Principals

Do you feel called into an educational leadership position? Allow Noodle to point out some quality training programs for principals.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jul 02
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Aiming For a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction

Considering a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction? Allow Noodle to point out why you should go for it.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jul 02
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Shape The Golden State’s Future: Become a Principal in California

If you want to make a difference in the state of California, there may be no better path than becoming a principal. Be a leader in California schools and have a long-lasting impact by following this advice from Noodle.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Jun 20
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Managing Beginning Adolescence: How to Become a Middle School Teacher

Middle school is a formative and sometimes challenging time for adolescents. Students are at a tender age, and at a time of transition. If you have a passion for inspiring young people and paving their way to college prep, Noodle has some insight for you.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Jun 06
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Apple Dumplings and Hershey's Kisses -- How to Become a Teacher in Pennsylvania

From Pittsburgh to Scranton, the fifth-most populous state in the country has plenty of teaching career opportunities. Read on to learn about teaching in Pennsylvania, and learn what you need to do to start your teaching career.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Jun 01
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To Teach or Not To Teach -- Should I Become an English Teacher?

Do you love reading and writing? Choosing a career in education is a great way to share your passion with others.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
May 10
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More than a Babysitter: Becoming an Elementary School Teacher

When you think back to key figures who influenced your life as a child, chances are, there is an elementary school teacher on that list.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
May 07
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Deciding to Pursue a Master of Science in Teaching

What are the benefits of pursing a Master of Science in Teaching? Allow Noodle to provide some insight.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
May 03
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How To Earn Scholarships For Your Master’s in Education

Many people enter the field of education because they want to make a difference and shape young minds, but it can be hard to afford a high level degree on a teacher’s salary. The good news? If you have a bachelor’s degree in education and you want to upgrade to a master’s, there are many scholarships available to help you mitigate the expense.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Apr 30
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Stress Management 101: Teacher Burnout

Are you overwhelmed with a pile of papers to grade or emotionally drained from counseling students all day? Being a teacher can be stressful and Noodle is here to help.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Apr 30
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Teach Your Kids How to Be Emotionally Resilient

According to a 2012 study by The American Psychological Association, called [Stress in America][1], 75% of tweens and teens experience at least one symptom of stress regularly.

Michelle
Michelle Bersell, M.A., M.Ed
Apr 24
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Your Path from Bachelor’s Degree to Teaching Certification

So you have your bachelors. Allow Noodle to guide you on the steps to getting the all important teaching certification.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Apr 24
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Six Surprising Lessons I Learned From Teaching English in Israel

A few years ago I taught English while living in Israel. I taught all over the place: by placing a small ad inYad Shtayim (the Israeli version of craigslist), at the Wall Street Institute (an English-language school with classes round-the-clock) and volunteering once a week at a local elementary school.

Shanee
Shanee Michaelson
Apr 23
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Be the Change You Want to See in the World: Become a Teacher in Illinois

Thinking of becoming a teacher in Illinois? Allow Noodle to layout the details you need to get the job you desire!

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Apr 20
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Mistakes I Made My First Year of Teaching and the Lessons I Learned

There were times in my first year of teaching when I felt like nothing I was doing worked. I felt like leaving the classroom and never coming back. I have since then learned several strategies to build a supportive class culture and manage students in ways that promote healthy relationships.

Tatyana
Tatyana Zhukov
Apr 13
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Becoming a Teacher in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County has over 10 million residents with 1.5 million students enrolled in K-12 schools, and they need teachers.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 31
Pay for Your Education

Preparing for Your Teaching Degree -- Financing 101

Worried about how you will pay for your teaching graduate degree? Relax, Noodle has some advice and guidance for you.

Lizzie
Lizzie Perrin
Mar 30
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A Guide to Teaching in Charter Schools

Deciding to pursue a teaching career gives you many options. Charter schools are a great choice for prospective educators looking for innovative teaching styles.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 30
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MAT vs. MED: What is the Difference?

Are you hoping to further your career by earning a graduate degree? Choosing whether to pursue a master’s in teaching versus a master’s in education can be complicated. Let Noodle help guide you!

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 28
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What Grade Should I Teach?

Congratulations! You made the decision to become a teacher. As you think about your future, you might be asking, “What grade level should I teach?”

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 27
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Maximize Your Teacher’s Salary Potential with a Master’s Degree

Looking to maximize your salary potential? A masters degree is likely the answer! Noodle has all the details.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 21
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Unearthing the Teacher Within You

Have you been asking yourself whether you would make a good teacher? This a question that many parents, students, and principals wish more people would ask. With the current need for good quality teachers, there is a constant battle waged to encourage more people to go into the teaching profession.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 20
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Dreaming of Teaching in the Pelican State?

Looking to teach in the beautiful state of Louisiana? Noodle has the ins and outs of reaching your goals!

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 08
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Do You Have What it Takes to Shine as a Teacher?

Wondering to yourself if you would make a good teacher? Let Noodle help you make this important life decision.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 07
Pay for Your Education

How to Get Your Graduate Degree and Don't Go Broke in the Process

Looking for scholorships to assist you in furthering your education? Allow Noodle to help you in your search process.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 06
Get Certified

Plant Your Future as a Teacher in the Garden State of New Jersey

Interested in teaching in New Jersey? Allow Noodle to assist you in sorting through the details of following your career goals.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 05
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So you want to be a high school teacher? You've got questions we have answers

So you want to be a high school teacher? The job comes with a myraid of questions let Noodle give you the answers.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Mar 04
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Shine as a Teacher in California

You want to be a teacher in California? Whether new to the field, changing subjects or changing states Noodle has the info you need to teach in the Golden State.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 03
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Sun-Fun-Teaching in Florida

Have dreams of teaching in the beautiful state of Florida? Allow Noodle to assist you in planning out how you can make that happen.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 01
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Moving to the Head of the Class: How to Become a Teacher in Georgia

So you want to be a teacher in Georgia? Noodle has the ins and outs to help you reach your goals.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 27
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Shape a Child’s Future and Become a Kindergarten Teacher

Have ambitions to become a kindergarten teacher? Let Noodle walk you through the steps necessary to make your dreams come true.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 27
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Rising To The Top. A Masters In Education Administration. Do You Have What It Takes?

Getting your Master’s in Education Administration can seem daunting. Noodle shows you how your investment in the degree can make a big difference in your future.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 14
Career Paths

Have Degree Will Travel. Teaching Reciprocity

Have the urge to move? Noodle helps you dig through the details you need and goes over the teaching reciprocity details for each state.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 12
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What it Takes to Teach in New York

Here we will cover all the necessary steps to become a certified teacher in New York State.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Feb 09
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What it Takes to Teach in Maryland in 2018

Here we will cover all the necessary steps to becoming a teacher in Maryland.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Feb 09
Get Certified

What You Should Know If You Want to Teach in Texas

So you've decided you want to teach. That means you'll need to become certified and pass state licensure exams. Because there's no national or standardized route to certification - each state operates independently - the path can be both confusing and time-consuming.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 08
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Grow Beyond the Classroom: Careers In Education Administration

Considering a career in education administration? The process, depending on where you live, can be quite complicated! We help guide you in the education administration career process.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 31
Career Paths

Superintendent: Be More Than the Face of Your District

Looking for information on how to become a superintendent? Noodle offers free expert advice and information on the how, why and what it takes to become a superintendent.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 31
Career Paths

Stepping Stones on the Path to a Principal Career

Pursing a principal career comes with a particular set of hurdles, regulations, and standards. Noodle will help you understand how to reach the goal of becoming a principal.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 30
Career Paths

What Can I Do with a Masters in Educational Leadership?

If you've ever asked "What can I do with a Masters in Educational Leadership?" you're not alone.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jan 30
Career Paths

Find Your Best Fit in a Small Private School Atmosphere

Looking for information about teaching in private schools? Let Noodle experts answer the tough questions!

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 30
Career Paths

Allow Your Path to Lead to a Career In School Administration

Are you in the process of choosing a career in school administration? Do you know the right questions to ask? We help guide you to make an informed decision and select the right career in school administration for you.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 29
Career Paths

A School Administrator: Do You Have What it Takes?

Wondering how to become a school administrator? Get a full understanding of a school administrator career here!

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 29
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The Principal - Be A School Superhero: Cape Optional

You want to become a school principal? Noodle takes the overwhelming out of the process and helps guide the way.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 26
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Why You Should Consider a Masters in Education Leadership

There are many personal and professional benefits to pursuing a Masters in Education Leadership program. Perhaps you’re an aspiring educator who wants to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of your students, or you want to help transform education in our nation’s schools.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 26
Career Paths

How To Become An Assistant Principal

Becoming an assistant principal comes with a particular set of hurdles. Noodle is here to guide you on the path to becoming an assistant principal.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 26
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Pursing an Online Master’s in Education Administration Degree

If you are looking to pursue an online Masters in Education Administration there is a lot to consider. Take a look at the benefits and opportunities of obtaining an online Masters in Education Administration.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jan 12
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What You Should Know If You Want to Teach in Virginia

Being a teacher is hard work. Figuring out how to become a teacher in Virginia, shouldn’t be.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jan 05
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Wanted: More Teachers – Interested in Becoming a Teacher? Why Your Job Prospects - and Potential Earnings - Look Better Than Ever

There was a time when trying to find a job as a teacher was tough going. With the great recession, school districts had to make deep cuts in their budgets to survive and teacher lay-offs were common. Finding a job was so difficult that sometimes the only way for a newly-minted teacher to find work was to volunteer as a substitute until there was a full-time opening.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Dec 28
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“Show Me Your Papers” Legislation Affects Mexican American Students

A study published this year reveals that Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 negatively affects how Mexican American students perform in school, during a period when ethnic studies programs — which enhance student engagement and achievement — are being variously challenged and embraced.

Jess
Jess Burnquist
Dec 28
Ultra Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Master's in Special Education Programs

No career path offers an absolute guarantee of employment. But the field of Special Education comes pretty close.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Dec 28
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What To Expect From An Online Program

If you are reading this article, then you are using “assistive educational technology”. As technology expands and expands, new forms have been tested and implemented in education, which in many ways has been transformative for the way humans learn. We have E-books, online forums, video chat, microsoft office and myriad ways to connect, talk and inform.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Dec 18
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Why Special Education Teachers are Needed Now More Than Ever

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions: getting to see your work effectively shape young minds, as students grasp new concepts and become purposeful, active members of society, is satisfying to say the least.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Dec 18
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How to Be a Successful Substitute Teacher

Most newly certified teachers dread subbing. You’ve heard the horror stories. If one thing is certain, it’s that everybody wants to get beyond subbing as quickly as possible and move on to a full-time teaching position.

Tyler
Tyler Miller
Dec 15
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The 60th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

This Supreme Court decision to desegregate schools 60 years ago is still an important discussion on the state of education today.

Matthew
Matthew Creegan
Dec 11
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4 Common Mistakes Teachers Make in an Inclusive Classroom

Educators working in inclusive classrooms sometimes make mistakes in their practice. Learn from Noodle Expert Lisa Friedman how parents and teachers can work together to avoid these stumbles.

Lisa
Lisa Friedman
Dec 08
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How To Master The Masters

Teaching is hard work. Getting your Master’s in Education while working full-time might be harder. It’s especially important you keep your eye on the prize: The rewards can be great. Not only will a Master’s in Education likely make you more valued as an educator, but your investment in the degree can dramatically increase your earning power and make a big difference in your financial security.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Nov 24
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Considering Ed School? Why You Should Become a Teacher

“I don’t know how you do it. I know I couldn’t.” This is one of the most common refrains uttered at parent-teacher conferences. Most people will tout the importance of teachers, but few will ever seriously consider becoming one. While the reasons for why you should consider teaching are many. Here are three compelling arguments for a career as a classroom instructor:

Seth
Seth Czarnecki
Nov 22
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Become A Teacher in D.C.

We’ll give you the key information to determine the right path for you and to address any additional questions or concerns you may have regarding advanced degrees, certification, starting salaries, earning potential, and alternative programs in the teacher realm.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 21
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Approved Teacher Training Programs, D.C.

If you fall into the category of wanting to teach but not having the necessary credentials, look no further.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 21
Career Paths

Do You Want to Teach at a Public, Private, or Charter School?

The headline is a trick question. That’s because charter schools are public schools – only different

Steve
Steve Cohen
Nov 21
Pay for Your Education

How to Pay for a Graduate Teaching Degree

Thinking about becoming a teacher? You’ve probably figured out that you’re going to need a teaching certificate from the state you’re interested in teaching in; and that usually means getting a master’s degree as well. The next question aspiring teachers typically ask themselves is: how am I going to pay for it?

Steve
Steve Cohen
Nov 21