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Girls First Fund | Supporting Communities to End Child Marriage IFAP - Dear Colleague Letter 34 CFR 682.215 and 685.217 Dear Colleague: On October 30, 2004, President Bush signed the "Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act of 2004"(P. L. 108-409). P. For a Stafford loan borrower to qualify for loan forgiveness of up to $17,500, the borrower must be employed full-time for five consecutive years as a highly qualified secondary school teacher of science or math or a highly qualified elementary or secondary school special education teacher. A special education teacher in an elementary school or secondary school for purposes of loan forgiveness is a special education teacher whose primary responsibility is to provide special education to children with disabilities, as those terms are defined in section 602 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As under prior law, the borrower must teach in an elementary or secondary school that- For a new Stafford loan borrower to qualify for loan forgiveness of up to the previously authorized level of $5,000 after the date of enactment of P.

Teaching strategies If you have dropped into this Course Design Tutorial from somewhere else, you might wish to start at the introduction, overview, or table of contents. If you are working through the tutorial, you should have completed Part 2.1 before beginning this section. At this stage of the tutorial, you have set overarching goals, organized content, and developed a course plan with ideas for how to give students the practice that will make it possible for them to achieve the course goals. In this section of the tutorial, you will make choices about what you will have students do in order to learn the course content and practice the goals. Before presenting a smorgasbord of teaching strategies, this section of the tutorial will explore briefly what is known about how people learn. Start by downloading the worksheet (Microsoft Word 22kB Jun16 05) that goes with this part, and use it as you work through the sections below. Student Learning Research shows clearly that a person must be engaged to learn.

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High School Teachers High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license. Education All states require public high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification. Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades. Requirements for certification vary by state. Training

'It’s a miracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness | Cities Tatu Ainesmaa turns 32 this summer, and for the first time in more than a decade he has a home he can truly say is his: an airy two-room apartment in a small, recently renovated block in a leafy suburb of Helsinki, with a view over birch trees. “It’s a big miracle,” he says. “I’ve been in communes, but everyone was doing drugs and I’ve had to get out. I’ve been in bad relationships; same thing. Downstairs in the two-storey block is a bright communal living and dining area, a spotless kitchen, a gym room and a sauna (in Finland, saunas are basically obligatory). It is important that they are tenants: each has a contract, pays rent and (if they need to) applies for housing benefit. When the policy was being devised just over a decade ago, the four people who came up with what is now widely known as the Housing First principle – a social scientist, a doctor, a politician and a bishop – called their report Nimi Ovessa (Your Name on the Door). But Housing First is not just about housing.

Welcome Teaching Strategies 9. Be enthusiastic - you dont have to be an entertainer but you should be excited by your topic. (from Cashin, 1990, pp. 60-61) Case Method. Course content cases can come from a variety of sources. Discussion. Obviously, a successful class discussion involves planning on the part of the instructor and preparation on the part of the students. Active Learning. Assessing or grading students' contributions in active learning environments is somewhat problematic. Cooperative Learning. When integrating cooperative or collaborative learning strategies into a course, careful planning and preparation are essential. Integrating Technology. Currently, our students come to us with varying degrees of computer literacy. Distance Learning. Obviously, information technology has broadened our concept of the learning environment. Back to Table of Contents

Instituto Terra: A Replanted Forest That's Home to 500 Endangered Species Nearly 30 years ago, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado returned from East Africa, where he was on location documenting the horrors of the Rwanda genocide. Following this traumatizing project, Salgado was to take over his family’s sprawling cattle ranch in Minas Gerais—a region he remembered as a lush and lively rainforest. Unfortunately, the area had undergone a drastic transformation; only about 0.5% was covered in trees, and all of the wildlife had disappeared. Then, his wife Lélia had an idea: they should replant the forest. Ultimately—and perhaps most unexpectedly—this major feat has saved more than the local landscape. Over the course of 20 years, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado and his wife Lélia have transformed a barren plot of land into a thriving forest. Now it’s home to all kinds of plants and animals—many of which are endangered. Hear the couple discuss their inspiring endeavor. Related Articles:

Welcome to the State Board for Educator Certification The State of Texas is facing a major educational challenge—a growing shortage of qualified teachers. Whether you are a recent college graduate, a mid-career changer, a teacher from another state/country, or someone who does not yet have a college degree, the information below outlines how to become a teacher in Texas. What are the basic requirements for becoming a teacher in Texas? How do you choose the teacher training program that is best for you? I already have a standard Texas teaching certification and I want to add additional certifications. If I am certified in another state or country, how do I become certified in Texas? What resources are available to help me pay for a teacher training program? What types of teaching positions are open? Whom may I contact for additional information? Accrediting Associations Recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. initial certification; G.I. G.I.

What is Co-Teaching? | Co-Teaching Foundations | TERI | CEHD | U of M Co-Teaching is defined as two teachers (teacher candidate and cooperating teacher) working together with groups of students; sharing the planning, organization, delivery, and assessment of instruction, as well as the physical space. (Bacharach, Heck & Dank, 2004) The cooperating teacher (CT) is a classroom teacher who is willing to mentor the teacher candidate using co-teaching. The teacher candidate (TC) is a University of MN student in a licensure program. Many teachers in our partner schools are familiar with co-teaching strategies introduced during professional development workshops for use when working with special education colleagues in the classroom. The seven strategies for co-teaching (Cook & Friend, 1995) remain essentially the same as originally implemented, however Washut Heck & Bacharach (2010) have adapted the strategies for practicing teachers to use while mentoring pre-service teachers during student teaching. What does co-teaching look like in practice? References

How Flatpack Democracy beat the old parties in the People’s Republic of Frome | Politics At this year’s Glastonbury, while some people get excited about the Foo Fighters and others loll around the Healing Field, one of the events in Billy Bragg’s politics-and-music Left Field tent will be devoted to a discussion of “Radical Movements”. The organisers have booked speakers from Greece’s governing party, Syriza, insurgent Spanish rebels Podemos and Scottish leftwing collective Radical Independence, all of whom will presumably give it some about the horrors of neoliberalism and the nitty-gritty of popular revolt. And then there will be the representative from Frome. Somewhat incongruously, the speaker from the Somerset market town will be there to explain an idea known as “flatpack democracy”, and a small-scale revolution that has turned local politics there, and elsewhere, on its head. The basic aim seems both simple and benign: “Taking political power at a local level, then using it to enable people to have a greater say in the decisions that affect their lives.”