Becoming a Teacher Assistant
If you have ever thought of becoming a teacher, you don’t have to jump into the profession immediately, it would be wise to get your feet wet first by possibly taking a position as a teacher assistant/aide or educational aide.
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What does it take to be an effective teacher?
YES, Inc's 27th Anniversary
For almost three decades, YES, Inc. has made a substantial impact on education. Many things can happen in our lives in the span of this time, but for YES, Inc., the dedication to helping teachers become more effective for the last 27 years has had an overwhelming positive effect nationwide. To celebrate its 27-year efforts of helping teachers become more effective, YES, Inc. founder and CEO, Claudette Yarbrough, implemented a daily $1,000 giveaway to show appreciation for the overwhelming support they have received not only from teachers, but also from the community at large.
Dealing with the Challenges of APD (Auditory Processing Disorder)
Today’s educators face new challenges every day in their classroom and one of the most difficult to deal with is students who find it hard to learn because they have an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling, Related Resources
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling
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Homeschooling - What Are the Rules?
Families all over the country have removed their children from public schools choosing instead to homeschool in increasing numbers over the last two years, but does every parent qualify to homeschool their child? Our last blog focused on the notable rise in homeschooling which, according to statistics, has doubled over the last two years. In fact, the president of the Texas Homeschool Coalition, Tim Lambert, stated “In 2020 we saw the largest surge in homeschooling in history. It appears that renewed concern about COVID-19 may be about to replicate a similar trend for 2021.” This week’s blog will key in on what the legal requirements are for homeschooling, particularly in Texas, and what rules are in place for parents who homeschool their children.
Homeschooling and the Pandemic
Home schooling has been a controversial topic for many decades in this country and has seen a noticeable increase since the onset of Covid-19, however, educator experts cannot agree if this is the most effective way of educating our children, despite the jump in enrollment. This issue’s blog will focus on how the pandemic has spurred an increase in homeschooling not only in Texas, but the nation, as well.
What is Pedagogical Knowledge (PK)?
Although Pedagogical Knowledge methods have been used in the American school system on a limited basis for many years, it has resulted, for the most part, in a positive impact on student learning abilities according to recent studies.
Is Teaching Right for You? Top 5 Reasons for Entering the Noble Profession of Teaching.
Are you motivated and thinking about becoming a teacher? You aren’t alone if you are. Despite the recent resurgence of the Covid 19 –variant that has caused numerous school closures to in-person classes, many institutions of higher learning have noted a recent uptick in the number of new students applying for teacher certificates.
A Glance At COVID -19’s Impact On Student Learning
After a full year of disrupted classroom learning, as we continue to experience challenges, we know now that it’s time to take stock of the pandemic's impact on student academic achievement. The 2020-2021 school year seemed to end on a high note for approximately 98% of students and educators because they were fortunate enough to return to in-person instruction. However, we can not negate that the effects of this ongoing pandemic have been devastating to the American school system on many levels. As you might imagine, last year was perhaps the most challenging year on record in the United States for students and educators. According to recent research and analysis from McKinsey and Company, the impact of the pandemic on learning for K–12 students has been significant. The ripple effects of the pandemic have left students, on average, five months behind in mathematics and four months behind in reading, as seen in the following graph. Today’s blog will only scrape the surface of some of the impacts that COVID-19 has left on student learning.