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.
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%.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, the time of year when we thank those who work so hard educate us and our children. Some businesses celebrate by offering teachers deals on supplies, books and meals. Others celebrate with public events to recognize the teachers in their community. But sometimes the best way to celebrate is to just reach out to one of your favorite teachers and offer a simple thank you.
Is there a special teacher who you'd like to thank, but you're not sure how? This year, Teach.com has made it easy to reach out to your favorite teachers on Facebook. All you have to do is upload one of these images and tag your teacher on the photo that you think best describes them. It's a simple …
Teacher Appreciation Week is a nationally recognized celebration of our country’s great teachers, a special way to thank them for all the hard work and dedication they exhibit throughout the year, every year. To honor all the great teachers out there, many businesses offer special teacher appreciation week deals and promotions. Check out some of these exciting offers and treat yourself to something special this week; you deserve it! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
BusyTeacher, the online network for English teachers around the world, earlier today unveiled its first annual BusyTeacher Awards, a community-focused competition rewarding the best teachers, education-related resources and educational technologies of 2011. The competition includes 18 categories, like Teacher of the Year, Teaching Website of the Year and Classroom Tool of the Year. Participants can nominate three of their favorite educators, websites, companies and products once a day until January 10, 2012, when BusyTeacher’s editors will select the five finalists in each category. Final voting will then continue until March 1, 2012, when the winners will be announced on BusyTeacher. For a full list…