It is crucial that students today have a solid understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The future of the US economy depends on having workers who can think critically and innovate in order to sustain technological growth and development. It seems clear that most jobs of the future will rely heavily, if not totally, on some aspect of STEM education. According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%.
Outside the Classroom is a series of interviews with professionals who work in education settings. From social work to occupational therapy, library science to administration, many jobs become a whole new ball game when students and academics are involved. Here are a few of our burning questions for the professionals that classroom teachers find themselves working alongside, and their advice for those who’d like to join them.
Every teacher will have been approached at some point by parents who want to know how they can better support their child outside of school. Whilst we can all pull a few ideas from the top of our heads, here’s our top tips on what to suggest...
I have been teaching full time online for almost 6 years. I have managed to make a good living while working my behind off! I always get asked how much can you make? In all reality, the possibilities are endless, depending on how much you want to work and how much you can actually handle.
Jitters. Hope. Excitement. Fear. Optimism. Most veteran teachers still share some of these feelings on the first day school. But, for first-year teachers, these feelings are multiplied exponentially.
We ALL were first-year teachers and lived through our first day of school and the first year. But wouldn’t it have been nice if a group of experienced educators – with all due respect to college professors - sat you down before your first year of teaching and said, “This is what is really important. This is what you really need to know.