Education Policy in the United States is constantly changing. Whether you are considering a career in education or are a veteran teacher, it is important to be up-to-date with education policy and news. Keep track of the ongoings in the education sector by following these 10 Twitter accounts
Let’s face it, higher education can be expensive, with CNBC finding that the average annual cost of a four-year degree is $31,231. Although teaching is a hugely rewarding career it’s likely that you will need to be in your career for quite a while before all student debts are repaid.
That said, America needs good teachers, and the profession needs to recruit the very best talent to lead the next generation of thinkers and business moguls. The Washington Post reports that the U.S is facing its first major teacher shortage since the 1990’s, with a shortfall of 60,000 teachers missing from American classrooms.
Many teachers describe the profession as a calling. Some may have even felt the yearning to teach before they were in school themselves. Lining up their teddy bears to lead storytime or bossing their siblings around. You’ve probably heard people say that a career in teaching won’t make you rich but it turns out the naysayers only have half the story.
For many people, Shakespeare’s work is timeless. However, students notoriously find the olde English difficult to understand and often complain when teachers begin a Shakespeare topic or unit of study. How can teachers modernise his plays to reach today's students? William Shakespeare remains the world's most famous wordsmith. With 38 plays and 154 sonnets to his name he was a prolific playwright and poet and transformed the literary world.
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.