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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. Be sure to check out other content on the subject, including "Teacher-Tested Travel Grants," "Five-Minute Film Festival: Travel for Teachers," and "No-Cost Teacher Travel," for more grant-writing tips and funding sources.

Also, the Institute for International Education is an organization that anyone interested in educational travel should get to know. 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.

Online Safety. 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: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury Signifying nothing.

(Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28) It is the perfect beginning to what, at its essence, is a class about meaning, self-expression, and purpose. When we read Shakespeare’s works, note how prolific he was, and understand some of the political and economic pressures he faced, we assume he must have held great passion for his field and that it was all worth it in the end. In my counseling role, I hear remnants of it all of the time. There are no guarantees.


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. Like this: Like Loading... Related In "21C Learning" AFT Survey Provides Answers to 'Why Are Teachers So Stressed?' | EdSurge News. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. 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.

“We ask teachers to be a combination of Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Randi Weingarten, president of AFT, in an interview with Yahoo! 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. Bennett — who is quoted in Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question — believes approaching challenges with intellectual vulnerability is essential to driving innovation: “I position myself relentlessly as an idiot at IDEO and that’s not a negative, it’s a positive. Because being comfortable with not knowing — that’s the first part of being able to question.” (Bennett as quoted in Berger, 2014, p. 80) Bennett is right, isn’t he? If we aren’t “comfortable with not knowing”, there’s no chance that we will ever truly embrace questioning because questioning is an inherently vulnerable act — particularly in environments where being successful is synonymous with “having the right answer.”

So I whipped up a handout that I plan to use whenever we are studying a new topic. 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 K12 site says they have served a million teachers and administrators in a year....... K12 Jobspot- search by job title and state; when you pick a city it shows you how many positions from the drop-down menu; also shows the location on a map. NJ Hire- search by job type, location or keywords postings are constantly being updated NJ School Directory- all school web sites are listed by county; check employment opportunities on each site.

Teacher Jobs- join for free; search the United States for a job. 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 Please enable Javascript to watch this video 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Watching these videos gives insight into the new teacher experience, but also act as a testament to the power of mentoring.

What did you learn from this series? Lily Jones taught K/1 for seven years in Northern California.