education

New to Learning at Home? Start Here:

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Recently, because of the COVID-19 virus and its implications for education, I was interviewed by Matt Villano for his CNN article on How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids. The article is packed with experts sharing interesting information for parents, and he included my advice on getting kids outside (you know that is a passion of mine!).

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Learning at home? The internet is a big place!! Here’s our ever-evolving guide to the best free online educational resources. (Just started homeschooling? Read our New to Learning at Home? Start Here.) Let’s go!

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Your Impact Makes a Difference

by Stacey Ebert / May 03, 2021 /
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When Harry Potter received the gift of his invisibility cloak, the note attached proclaimed, “use it well.” Perhaps that’s a message from which we can all benefit. It’s possible that it also pertains to far more than that invisibility cloak that may or may not be hanging in each of our closets. Perhaps, for both the muggles and magic folk of the world, ‘use it well’ applies to our impact, our attitude, and our choices. That impact resonates. It echoes in how we treat people, how we connect, how we enter the world, and how we leave the spaces and people with whom we interact.

#VolunteerAbroadBecause ... You'll Make Meaningful Connections

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Madeline Marquardt is a writer, photographer, and paddler currently based in Grand Marais, Minnesota. She has worked as a sea kayaking guide in the Apostle Islands, English teacher in Armenia, and paddled and hiked extensively throughout the Lake Superior Region and state of Michigan. You can find her at madelinemarquardt.com, where she writes about the outdoors and adventure travel.

Twotravellingteflers: #TeachAbroadBecause ... experience is the best teacher

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Hi! We’re Rich and Kate. Three years ago, we decided to leave our cosy, normal lives back in the UK to go and find something different. That ‘different’ was a new life as teachers in South East Asia. After some time, we decided that we would like to share some of our experiences with anyone who had similar interests to us, and so, the twotravellingteflers adventure was born. We offer a tiny look into our lives of travel, TEFL, and Thailand.

Why Teacher Loan Forgiveness Isn't As Good As You Think It Is

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Is Teacher Loan Forgiveness Your Best Option? The Pros and Cons of Teacher Loan Forgiveness
It’s no secret that teachers take on a significant amount of student loan debt but don’t usually earn lucrative salaries to lift them out of that debt. The average student debt among Student Loan Planner’s clients who are teachers is $100,828. In contrast, the average K-12 teacher earned a median salary between $59,420 to $61,660 in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 

Through the Eyes of an Educator–Reinvention: who will you be?

by Stacey Ebert / Apr 05, 2021 /
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For over a year now, one day has blurred into the next..days where you skipped shoes, used the couch as your full-on habitat, weren’t sure if you were hungry or thirsty, and literally were not sure what day it was. These twelve months have seemed far longer than 365 days, but somehow it seems that if we can hold on tight enough, it’s not only the time change that will provide that extra light.

Top 3 Reasons To Switch To Online Learning

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Have recent events led you to believe it might be time to take your learning experience online? While traditional methods of education have had their time to shine, many students are shifting their goals, lifestyle, and priorities in such a way that necessitates a different form of schooling.

Theresa Jones: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it cultivates confidence, growth, and success!

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Theresa Jones graduated in 2011 from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)-Boyce Campus with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, and continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Geneva College and a Master of Arts Degree in Criminology from Indiana University of PA. Theresa began her career at CCAC in 2009 as a work-study in the Career Services Department.

2021 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers

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The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has provided high-quality professional development for language teachers for over two decades. Launched in 1996, this internationally known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and networking.

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