When I think about the people who have made an impact on my life, I always think about my senior high school English teacher. My teacher always encouraged my writing, and went out of her way to make me feel special. Looking back on that time, I think she must have known that she could help a shy young girl find her voice and her place in this world. It's hard to deny the kind of impact a great teacher can make on the lives of her students. People want to become teachers for a number of different reasons, but at the core of it all is a selfless desire to help others learn and grow. My grandmother and two of my aunts were teachers. They often shared stories of their classroom experiences, and they beamed with pride when they told stories about some of their favorite students. I always enjoyed hearing stories about my grandmother's former students, and what they went on to do with their lives. If you're thinking about becoming a teacher, you too can share in the growth and blossoming of young minds. For my family members, this was one of the most noble of professions. No matter if you're an undergraduate college student, a graduate student, or you're just looking for a career change, you can find your place in an educational environment. Teaching English in foreign countries is a great way to begin a rewarding career and experience the world. This usually only requires some certification. There are plenty of programs in your community and online that can provide you with the training and education you need to get started in the field of education. It's always a good idea to find an area of specialization early on. You can work on the administrative side, or you can select a subject and a grade level to teach. Different career choices require different levels of education and hands-on work experience. It's a good idea to speak with a career counselor to map out your future educational needs.
Teachers not trained properly to use English textbooks, says parents group
PETALING JAYA: The Melaka Action Group for Parents (Magpie) says teachers have not been properly trained to teach the contents in imported English textbooks. In a statement today, Magpie chairman Mak Chee Kin said many teachers were worried and feeling ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:01:05 GMT
New Jersey English teacher publishes novel on landscaping
New Jersey English teacher AJ Smith often shares about the virtues of classic literature to his English students at Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. He?s known to keep his classroom stocked of copies of Pride and Prejudice ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:37:00 GMT
Educators given more flexibility to teach English
Educators say new legislation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker last month will allow districts more freedom when teaching English language learners, a change that comes as local school districts adjust to an influx of students from Puerto Rico, many of whom ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:12:00 GMT
African Schools Debate Whether to Teach in Local Languages
And in 2015, Tanzania proposed a policy to remove English from schools and teach all classes in Kiswahili. Barbara Trudell is Director of Research and Advocacy for SIL Africa. She notes the complexity of supporting local languages in many areas.
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:54:00 GMT
No school library? No problem for local English teacher
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- In 2012 when English teacher Maggie Schuh joined the faculty at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, she wanted to know where her classroom was and where the library was. Schuh was told the high school didn?t have a library ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:57:00 GMT
Santa Paula woman killed in Thomas Fire was attorney, English teacher
The Santa Paula woman who died while fleeing the Thomas Fire last week was an attorney and taught English. Virginia Pesola, 70, worked out of the Los Angeles office of the law firm Burke, Williams and Sorensen from November 1980 to September 1996.
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:08:00 GMT
Pearson ELT Teacher Award: A look at last year?s submissions
The Pearson 2018 ELT Teacher Award recognizes excellence in English Language Teaching all over the world. Last year, over 1,300 teachers entered the competition and more than 34,000 people voted for their favorite entries. The award, which celebrated ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:22:00 GMT
Justice Sonia Sotomayor\'s great idea for teaching civics to English-language learners
The U.S. has an estimated 4.6 million English Language Learning (ELL) students, of which 3.4 million are Spanish speaking. According to iCivics, an education non-profit, students tend to struggle more with social studies and civics because the academic ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:42:00 GMT
M.A.T. Students Present at National Conference for English Teachers
The Masters of Arts in Teaching program had the opportunity to send eight University of Arkansas preservice educators to participate in the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English annual convention. The conference was held at the America's Center in ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:12:00 GMT
Pro Wrestler Kris Wolf Talks About Her Strange Journey From English Teacher To Actual Wolf
If you only have a passing familiarity with the name ?Kris Wolf,? you probably know her as the weird wolf-themed wrestler based out of Japan. If you have more than a passing familiarity with her, there?s a strong chance that she?s one of your ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:49:00 GMT