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From Teacher to Teacher Resources Entrepeneur: 8 Questions with Betsy Weigle

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What’s your name, location and current profession?

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From Teacher to Youtuber: 8 Questions with Rob Tarrou

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What’s your name, location and cu…

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Guide to Student Loan Repayment for Teachers

With an average debt load of more than $35,000, the college class of 2015 was inarguably the most indebted in history.

Many of the 40+ million college graduates with student loans are bending under the weight of their monthly debt obligations. This struggling demographic includes teachers, of course, since our nation’s educators are historically underpaid despite being highly educated.

One silver lining teachers can look forward to, however, is that there are several

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Teach100 Mentor: Should You Let Students Fail?

Though we all instinctively avoid it, failure is inevitable in life. That's why learning resilience and how to incorporate feedback is a key part of any child's education. Truly failing is also instructive in the understanding of consequences: not doing homework (or forgetting it) should mean getting a poor grade on that assignment. But the feedback loop (and a student's learning process) may be short circuited by a parent bringing in the forgotten assignment, or a teacher extending a deadline.

Of course, following through on rules and deadlines can be difficult for a teacher who doesn't enjoy seeing students struggle. No teacher, really, wants to see students frustrated or thwarted by bad decisions. And parents too, can find it difficult not to intervene when their child is failing.

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From Teacher to YouTuber: 8 Questions with Bridget Spackman

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.


1. What’s your name, location and current profession?

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Adopting the Next Generation of Science Standards: A Step in the Right Direction?

It’s been 15 years since the National Research Council revised the standards for science education on a national level. Since then, NASA landed their first successful Mars Rover, measles was eliminated from the U.S. for good, and Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status. Times are changing, and it’s time for our outdated science standards to change as well. And that’s exactly what happened. The NRC named these up-and-coming standards the Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, for short.

The NGSS revolves around th…

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From Teacher to Entrepreneur: 8 Questions with Sheila Jane

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What’s your name, location and current profession?

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