Teaching - By Category
Assessment and Learning
Assessment and learning are increasingly tied together. Teachers use a variety of self made and published assessment tools to evaluate student efficiently and accurately. Find out what you need to know to evaluate your student effectively.
Community Involvement in Schools
Every school would benefit from greater community involvement from parents, businesses, and community members. How do we foster more community support within our school? What are some successful strategies to enhance community communication? How do we actively engage our community within a child's education? These are among the issues that will be addressed in this section.
School Decision Making - Making decisions are an important component of an educator's job. Some take a lot of thought and require multiple people to come to the correct decision while others are straight forward and easy. School administrators and teachers make difficult decisions every day covering many different areas. Some of these decisions include student discipline, student retention, teacher discipline, student safety, teacher termination, hiring a new teacher, etc.
Each decision can be critical to the overall success of the school and should not be taken lightly. The following scenarios look at real life decisions that administrators and/or teachers face every day. This is only intended as a guide to provoke thought and discussion on each issue. Each solution is not absolute as every situation is different and those differences will factor into any decision that must be made.
Educational Choice - Public, Private, or Charter?
Choices abound with your child's education. Which one is best for you and your child? Educational choice is a hot topic and information is provided to help you make an informed decision. Are public schools the best place for your child or do you want to seek other alternatives such as a private school or a charter school?
Professional Development for Teachers
A career in education can be pursued through a variety of paths. Once you get there you want to know how to reach tenure or career status. We also want to continue our quest to be life-long learners through professional development. Learn how to become a successful teacher and how to continue to provide your students with a quality education throughout your career.
Profiles in Education
Profiles in education was designed to provide specific information on each individual state as well as to profile pertinent educational leaders across the nation. Each profile breaks down pertinent information related to teaching and the education field.
School Leadership and School Administration
School administration is an important part of our education system. Administrators face a variety of issues on a daily basis. Take a look at strategies and techniques used to combat those issues. Find innovative proposals and methodology which have proved to be successful in schools across the United States.
Discipline at Schools
One of the most pressing issues in education is discipline at schools. School discipline and behavior management are issues that every school administrator or teacher deals with on a daily basis. We examine discipline at school and the best practices in this section.
Education and School Law
School law often governs how we can teach our students. Need to know what some of the most influential educational laws are? Want to know what your rights as a teacher are or what rights your students have? We examine current school law as well as legislation that have an impact on our how we educate.
Belonging to a teaching union has its advantages. Find out what belonging to teaching unions provides you, the people who runs these unions, how teacher retirement works, and how to negotiate a contract.
An expanding teaching vocabulary of common teaching and educational terminology.
Technology in Education
Students today are connected to technology in education in ways that we could never imagine. How do we take advantage of this interest? What are the best educational programs and innovative technological programs available to schools? Here is what you need to know to actively engage your students through the use of technology.