Want to be a principal? How long will it take to achieve your goals? Allow Noodle to help you with your planning.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to a 2012 study by The American Psychological Association, called [Stress in America], 75% of tweens and teens experience at least one symptom of stress regularly.
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.
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.
Deciding to pursue a teaching career gives you many options. Charter schools are a great choice for prospective educators looking for innovative teaching styles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Supreme Court decision to desegregate schools 60 years ago is still an important discussion on the state of education today.
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.
A teacher who’s worked in special education classrooms explains why he thinks integrated and inclusive classrooms — for disabled, typically able, and gifted students — help all learners flourish.
Parenting is a demanding job, especially when your child is acting out. A special education teacher shares seven approaches that will help you remain calm and enable your child to develop self-control.
Black students — compared with their white counterparts who’ve earned comparable scores on standardized tests — “are less likely to be assigned to gifted services in both math and reading.”
Kids who are deaf or hard of hearing face a lot of challenges, but they’re all surmountable if families make solid decisions early on. Learn what you should consider for your child.
It’s a Friday afternoon, and I’m slumped in a rolling office chair with sticky wheels in a cramped beige room, pretending that I’m totally OK with the fine mist of spit raining down on my face, caused by sound effects from the little boy with wild hair who is pointing a plastic toy at me and pretending with all his little wild heart that the toy is spraying fire and burning me to death.
If you’re thinking of teaching English as a foreign language abroad, you’ll come across a lot of acronyms. The most common of acronym will probably be CELTA, which is often a requirement for instructors who teaching English in countries where English isn’t a primary language.
At one low-income elementary school in Rapid City, South Dakota, Thanksgiving is part of the school curriculum for young students.
Teaching English abroad requires a unique set of skills — openness to new cultures and ideas, charisma, and an exceptional understanding of English itself. Check out these six things you should know before you start down this exciting path.
Parents of children with special needs are exposed to countless acronyms and terminology while their kids are in school. Learn from a Noodle Expert the differences between two of the most common words you’ll hear — accommodations and modifications.
Retro headlines greeted the opening of this 2015–2016 school year with national commentary debating the teacher shortage, a topic lost among the mainstream education conversations of the recession years.
Technology and increased access to educational resources have altered the way students learn. Read Noodle Expert Jackie Gerstein’s take on how teachers can adapt to this new educational landscape.
If you’re the parent of a child with disabilities, your first consideration when adjusting to a new school should be her special education teacher. An educator who is trained in evidence-based practices for students with special needs will be well-positioned to give your child a top-notch learning experience.
Studies show that microaggressions harm students in the classroom. Learn more about the role teachers can play in stopping "the new face of discrimination."
Let’s face it — although teaching students, especially students with disabilities — can be extremely rewarding, it can also be physically and mentally draining.
Despite its increasing prominence in the world of education, inclusive education remains a mystery to most parents. Here to clear up several of the misconceptions surrounding the approach is Noodle Expert Lisa Friedman.
If you have a child who has a disability, or you suspect she may have one, you may encounter an alphabet soup of acronyms related to her education. Learn from a Noodle Expert what the most common of these mean and find additional resources relevant to your family’s needs.
In Finnish schools, phenomenon-based learning is changing the face of education with its interdisciplinary approach. Read on to understand why PBL works.
With so many terms for different schools out there (private, public, charter, montessori, magnet...we could go on) it's easy for parents to get confused.
As the old saying goes, nothing teaches like experience.Long before there were classrooms, there was experiential learning. Children watched their parents craft tools from flint or weave baskets from reeds. Now, this most basic form of instruction is enjoying a resurgence among educators and students alike.
It’s time to put everything you’ve learned about teaching into practice. Here are some tips that will set you up for success in your first classroom.
While some teachers have adopted assistive technology to help their students with learning disabilities, some have been reluctant to use it as a learning tool. Read why you should give AT a chance.
Your kids are probably proud of themselves if they track down any source for their research projects. They may not want to think about the extra steps it takes to find primary sources.
Despite all the effort schools in the U.S. put to encourage high standardized testing scores, other countries are thriving at cultivating high-scoring students.
Learn from a Noodle expert about the differences, benefits, and potential downsides of inclusion education vs. special education classrooms for all students, including those with learning disabilities.
Even after so many tries, why do policymakers keep returning to a top-down approach to education? Noodle's founder and CEO John Katzman takes a hard look at our unhealthy attachment.
Getting ready for the new school year can be hectic no matter what. But having a child with a disability means there are a few additional things to think about. Whether your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, dyslexia, Downs Syndrome, or a physical impairment, here are a few general tips to help keep them on a track to success for the upcoming school year.
There are so many options when it comes to types of schools. We break down the pros and cons of the public, private, charter, and magnet school systems.
We found some really interesting examples harnessing technology for the improvement of education from our friends at Good.is and Next Generation Learning Challenge.