Teaching certifications provide additional training for someone interested in teaching English as a second language (ESL). Read on to learn the basics about the most common teaching certifications and the benefits of a TESL certification.
People are drawn to teaching as a profession because it gives them an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Teachers are role models who inspire their students. More importantly, teachers impart the valuable skills and knowledge that students need to excel in their course work and go on to have meaningful careers.
The COVID-19 pandemic upended global classrooms in early 2020 and forced many schools to move to a distance learning model. The adoption of more technology to keep students and teachers connecting during this crisis was an acceleration of tech trends already in motion.
Imagine your classroom is full of students. You are at the front of the room, marker in hand, about to wax eloquent on the whiteboard. Whether your students are unruly or listening intently, the most important thing is that you are imparting knowledge and making a difference in their lives.
Although classroom teachers make just $59,346 a year on average—more if you decide to pursue a master's degree—they bear tremendous responsibility. Teachers have the power to change lives by inspiring and motivating individuals in their formative years.
Higher education has become a necessity for many people who want to pursue a career in today’s job market. In an increasingly competitive landscape for top jobs, getting a bachelor’s degree might not be enough.
To succeed, businesses need planning and oversight … and schools need educational management. The people in leadership positions set their institutions’ academic standards by choosing and evaluating their faculty and developing faculty skills. They’re responsible for determining whether an institution fulfills its educational mandate, creating solutions if it doesn’t, and, if it does, maintaining and improving upon the current standards.
Who would have thought that memes—those images, videos, and pieces of text that are copied, often modified, and spread via internet—have roots in ancient Greek?
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Explore educational transition specialization and several careers available within it. Apply to the online graduate education programs at KU.
Explore whether or not the concept of learning styles is a neuromyth and discover how evidence-based practices can provide better approaches to education.
In the last decade, HyperDocs have made a big splash in education. Explore some of the reasons why. Apply to the online graduate education programs at KU.
You may be looking for ways to get to know your students quickly at the start of the school year. You might be getting ready for parents’ night or working to spark kids’ interest in numbers. For these reasons, and to infuse a sense of personal immediacy into your curriculum at any point in the year, Math About Me activities can be highly useful.
In September 2020, a fifth grade teacher named Dana began a product review on an educators’ resource website by saying, “After distance learning last year, I knew that I needed to start this year with explicitly teaching how to navigate Google Classroom.” She was reviewing a guide of activities...
Karrie Shogren, associate professor of special education and associate director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, and Michael Wehmeyer, professor of special education and executive director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, are at the forefro...
This is another installation in our Teacher Blogger feature, here is a profile of Free Tech 4 Teachers. When it comes to educating students in classrooms, teachers can use all the helpful resources they can get their hands on. No two students are alike and it would be irresponsible for teache...
The story of the 20% Project goes back nearly a century. In 1923, while at an auto body shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3M engineer Richard Drew noticed a car painter struggling with tape that ineffectively kept paint from bleeding into ar...
This is another installation in our Teacher Blogger feature, here is a profile of Leading Successful and Dynamic Schools. To say that Scott Taylor is an accomplished educator would be an understatement. Not only does he hold a bachelor’s degree in English, but he also has a master’s in educat...
When most people think of education, they think about teachers at the front of classrooms full of students. However, when the Coronavirus pandemic radically changed the way we do most things (including learning), the future of education started to look different. In the 2017-2018 school year, 2...
A school’s principal is one of the most important positions in education administration. Principals are responsible for overseeing the operations for elementary, middle and high schools. This includes classroom instruction, budget management, grant applications, and working with parents, teachers,...
By Lisa Barrett Mann, MSEd Every teacher wants their students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to succeed—to learn, to have friends, to eventually have careers, and to live independently. The big question, though, is how do you help them achieve that? “Students with ASD often struggle with...
Voices of the online master’s in secondary special education program: Tim Wealton, Graduate of the Program As a high school teacher who worked in a life skills program with students with low incidence disabilities, KU graduate Tim Wealton realized what he really wanted was to be able to focus on t...
Summer 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. This landmark civil rights law prohibited discrimination against individuals with disabilities, much as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discrimi...
COVID-19 has upended many areas of our lives, not the least of which is education. Due to the pandemic and worldwide shutdown, distance education became a necessity at lightning speed. More than 1.5 billion students, or 91.3 percent of global enrollments, were directly affected by school closures...
Did you ever imagine that teaching could be this hard? We’ve all embraced challenges that inspire and excite us, but teaching keeps throwing curve balls. Whether you’re an educator whose classes have abruptly moved online or a parent of kids now learning from home, 2020 has already packed more tha...
There are moments in world history when social justice issues come to the forefront of global consciousness. This is such a time. The coronavirus pandemic has uncovered and exacerbated social inequities, especially in the United States.1 Closely related, due to its social justice component, is t...