Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer. Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant.
The key is to look in the right places and write a compelling application. Then, once you win an award, you might find yourself kayaking the length of the Mississippi River while developing a river ecology unit. (At least, that’s what one teacher did with a Fund For Teachers grant.) To help you get started, here are some tips for writing winning proposals, a few inspiring articles, and a list of interesting travel grants that you might want to research or apply to this summer. The Best Places to Look Edutopia has covered travel grants in the past. Also, the Institute for International Education is an organization that anyone interested in educational travel should get to know. Grosvenor Teacher Fellowships From National Geographic: Each year, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions take K-12 geography teachers on expeditions around the world. Other Great Travel Grant Sources Writing an Awesome Application. Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship.
The horror stories of young people not grasping the reach and influence of the content they put online are familiar to all of us.
From the loss of job opportunities due to unprofessional pictures or comments on social media, to the more serious threats of abduction, and even the self-harm inspired by cyber bullying, the stakes are high. While students may often seem clueless to these dangers, some are starting to understand the risks. In a recent Rasmussen study on digital literacy, details of which you can see in the infographic below, 37% of millennials aged 18 – 34 said they consider the internet scary, which is more than any other demographic. Still, millennials know just as well as any other demographic just how important digital literacy is and will continue to be to their working lives. As such, studies like these serve to demonstrate how crucial teaching digital literacy — particularly at a young age when that digital footprint is still lightly drawn — has become. Essay on when Ph.D.s should and shouldn't follow their passions. I begin my Career Counseling Theory and Practice class at the University of San Francisco with this famous soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Macbeth:
Education World: Educator Discusses Why Every Teacher Needs a Professional Learning Network. Combating teacher’s stress in a classroom. My general rule for stress relief is to orchestrate classrooms that rely more on the students than the teacher to lead the learning and contribute.
Short-term, quick fix solutions will only work so many times with a class. I would recommend developing long term strategies that relate to overall classroom environment and relationships. When discussing stress with my colleagues, I start by suggesting moves to slow down and dedicate more time to see what the students can bring to the table in classroom activities. Here in New Zealand, our future focused national curriculum states 5 key competencies for young people to be focused on. These are aimed at reducing the demand on the teacher to ‘deliver’ education and at building habits amongst the students to manage and take the lead over their own learning. Given these prompts, teachers must consider a pedagogical approach that will allow students to practice and develop these competencies. AFT Survey Provides Answers to 'Why Are Teachers So Stressed?'
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SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES: On May 13, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) released a study on workplace stress for teachers, having collected surveys from 30,000+ teachers on what makes their job difficult. The results prove quite dismal: while 100% of respondents "strongly agreed" or "agreed" that they felt enthusiastic about their profession at the start of their career, that percentage has dropped to only 53% at this point in their career (and of that, only 15% chose "strongly agree").
Amongst major factors contributing to teacher stress, the survey results cite the adoption of new initiatives without proper PD (71%) and the negative portrayal of educators in the media (55%) as the two biggest factors. The survey results also identified the top three "everyday stressors in the classroom" as mandated curriculum, large class size, and standardized testing. TeachingWorks. Education Week.
Learning styles. Helping Students to Be Comfortable with NOT Knowing. [ACTIVITY] As I continue to explore the role that student questioning can play in the classroom (see here and here), I learned an important lesson from Paul Bennett, the creative director at IDEO, a firm known for driving innovation.
All You Need to Find a Teaching Job. It's that time of year when students are graduating college and school districts are eliminating positions for next year.
I am once again posting my comprehensive list of resources for teachers looking for a job. ( I work in N.J. so there are many links specific to our state) Good luck! Job Interview Questions- covers interview questions, interview guide, after the interview, salary negotiation, second interview. 8 Essential Skills for New Teachers. This summer, Teaching Channel will be helping beginning teachers countdown to their first year of teaching.
We’ll walk you through the steps you’ll need to take before the first day of school. Before getting a classroom of my own, I spent two years student teaching in the classrooms of veteran teachers. I had gone to professional development sessions and seen experienced teachers share their amazing practices. But I had never seen a beginning teacher in action before. Often times we learn from master teachers, but it can also be helpful to see what the beginning teacher experience looks like. 1. Grades 9-12 / ELA / Lesson Planning.