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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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“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
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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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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
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Let’s Get Rid of Special Education [Opinion]

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.

Tim
Tim Villegas
Nov 03
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Stop Tantrums With 7 Positive Behavior Strategies Teachers Use

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.

Abbie
Abbie Mood
Oct 05
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Research Shows Race Gaps in K–12 Gifted Programs, Special Education, and Teaching

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.”

Manya
Manya Whitaker
Mar 02
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How Can Students Pursue STEM Careers When Math Majors Don’t Become Teachers?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a teacher can make or break a student’s interest in a subject.

AK
AK Whitney
Feb 10
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How to Make the Best Education Decisions for Hearing-Impaired Kids

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.

Laura
Laura Burgess Martin
Jan 29
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When Communities Fail Schools: The Link Between Addiction and Emotional Disturbance in Our Education System [Opinion]

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.

Katherine
Katherine DeBros
Dec 03
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How Responsive Classrooms Support Learning

My children attend a charter school that shifted to a different learning approach several years ago.

Gina
Gina Badalaty
Dec 02
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Want to Teach English Abroad? Pack a CELTA.

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.

Mickey
Mickey Gast
Dec 01
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On Teaching Climate Change to Kids

Learn four approaches to teaching climate change that can engage students in environmental studies.

Christine
Christine Larusso
Nov 25
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5 Ways to Empower Girls in the Classroom

Teachers can help create gender equity in education by empowering girls in the classroom. Use these five tips to teach those lessons.

Jennifer
Jennifer Miller
Nov 18
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Solutions to the Achievement Gap — According to Teachers

At one low-income elementary school in Rapid City, South Dakota, Thanksgiving is part of the school curriculum for young students.

Sarah
Sarah Rivera
Nov 09
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6 Things You Should Know If You Want to Teach English Abroad

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.

Mickey
Mickey Gast
Nov 04
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Special Education Accommodations vs. Modifications Explained

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.

Nicole
Nicole Eredics
Oct 26
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Is Our Teacher Shortage a National Crisis or Local Dilemma?

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.

Carrie
Carrie Hagan
Oct 26
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What to Look for in 21st-Century Teaching [Opinion]

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.

Jackie
Jackie Gerstein
Oct 23
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How We Should Train Special Education Teachers

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.

Lisa
Lisa Beymer
Oct 05
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4 Ways Teachers Can Address Microaggressions in the Classroom

Studies show that microaggressions harm students in the classroom. Learn more about the role teachers can play in stopping "the new face of discrimination."

Kimberly
Kimberly Griffin
Sep 10
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8 Great Alternative Careers for Special Needs Teachers

Let’s face it — although teaching students, especially students with disabilities — can be extremely rewarding, it can also be physically and mentally draining.

Ashley
Ashley Morris
Aug 28
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Debunking 4 Myths about Inclusive Education

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.

Lisa
Lisa Friedman
Aug 20
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Teaching Science to ELL Students

When it comes to helping kids with science homework or projects, parents often struggle to locate the right resources.

Norfina
Norfina Joves
Jul 29
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Noodle’s Guide to 65 Common Special Education Acronyms

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.

Abbie
Abbie Mood
Jun 30
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Phenomenon-Based Learning: What is PBL?

In Finnish schools, phenomenon-based learning is changing the face of education with its interdisciplinary approach. Read on to understand why PBL works.

Tatyana
Tatyana Zhukov
Jun 27
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An Overview of Executive Function for Teachers

Learn about executive functioning.

Shauna
Shauna Tominey, Ph.D
Apr 10
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Magnet Schools vs. Charter Schools

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.

Center for
Center for Education Reform
Mar 05
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Teaching Children Empathy

Empathy is an important component in a child’s social and emotional development. Learn why it’s important and how to foster it in your children.

Caryn
Caryn Reitkopp
Feb 25
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What Is Experiential Learning?

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.

Sarah
Sarah Rivera
Feb 04
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How You Can Be a Successful Student Teacher

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.

Tyler
Tyler Miller
Jan 06
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Dear Teachers, Why Not Use Assistive Tech in the 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.

Jamie
Jamie Martin
Dec 17
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Teaching Primary and Secondary Sources to Elementary School Students

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.

Molly
Molly Pennington
Dec 12
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What Makes A Great Teacher’s Assistant?

When certain college courses take on dozens of students per class, it can be overwhelming to the most prepared of professors.

Lilia
Lilia Fabry
Sep 24
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How Does the Common Core Affect the Classroom?

No matter which side you’re on in this hot button issue, find out how the Common Core changes the way students learn these subjects.

Adam
Adam D'Arpino
Jul 31
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How the Rest of the World Learns

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.

Adam
Adam D'Arpino
Jul 21
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Inclusion vs. Special Education Classrooms: What Are the Differences?

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.

Jules
Jules Csillag
Jun 30
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There Are Rapidly Growing Trends in Education: Here's What You Should Know

Noodle wants to give you the heads up that the state of education is changing, and that’s a good thing.

Matthew
Matthew Creegan
Mar 27
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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

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.

John
John Katzman
Feb 24
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Getting Organized for Back to School: Children with Special Needs

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.

Jules
Jules Csillag
Sep 03
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Public, Private, Charter, Magnet - What's the Difference?

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.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jun 04
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Using Technology to Improve Education

We found some really interesting examples harnessing technology for the improvement of education from our friends at Good.is and Next Generation Learning Challenge.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 19