Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

teacher2College and graduate school tuition in the US is very expensive. US citizens who can’t afford to go to college can take out a loan. Paying off these loans could potentially take a lifetime, especially if you don’t have a high paying job or career. Student loans must be paid off whether you complete your education or not, or whether you are employed or not.

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Teacher Interview Questions

teacherThere is nothing more daunting than an interview session, but what makes it even more daunting is the challenging questions you might be faced with. The key to succeeding in an interview is knowing how to handle yourself well under pressure. When you’re faced with challenging questions in an already anxiety-ridden situation, you should be equipped to handling any curveballs that come your way. The best way to do this is by practicing beforehand, and having some sense of what tough questions might be asked by your prospective employer.

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Why Teachers Should Join an EDU-Based Credit Union

piggy-bank-621068_1280Let’s face it – you work hard for your money. You aren’t paid for simply educating but for coaching, inspiring, and counseling. Because every dollar you earn is both personal and valuable, it’s vital that you entrust your funds with the right financial institution.

For many people, commercial banks are the only option as credit unions limit their services to those eligible, often defined by their career or region. Education credit unions, however, extend their services to those in the education profession only. This means your career in teaching comes with an additional benefit that you may or may not have known about – credit union membership.

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The 10 Best Preschool Songs

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Although the songs may have changed over the years, one fact remains the same: preschool children love learning through song. Not only are songs fun, but our brains remember information much better if it’s set to a song. This is why you can remember the lyrics from your favorite song as a child, but have trouble remembering something tasks on a to-do list. Here is a list of 10 songs that get kids active, let them have fun, and teach them the foundational knowledge necessary to advance into Kindergarten.

10. “Frere Jacques”

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Free Clip Art for Teachers

teacherclipartWith budget cuts striking schools around the country, teachers find themselves trying to do their jobs with minimal resources. Some teachers don’t even have a desk and textbook for every student. Many teachers shell money out of pocket every year for basic supplies for their students. Luckily, the Internet has opened up a plethora of free resources for teachers. One of these resources is free clip art sites. Young learners are visual, and clip art satisfies that need. Here are nine free websites that offer clip art for students and teachers.

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What is Early Childhood Education?

There was a time not so long ago in America when the concept of pre-school didn’t exist. There were no such thing as early childhood learning centers since mothers didn’t work. Their sole job was to stay home and be the children’s personal tutor. One could argue that preschools spawned out of the need for a place for children to go while their mothers went to work. More households than ever before have both the mother and father employed outside of the house, which means there has never been a better time to enter the early childhood education profession.

What is Early Childhood Education?

100_4123The definition of early childhood education is a set of educational strategies specifically designed for students up to eight years old. There is also a subdivision of early childhood education that focuses on the development from birth until two years old. There is much debate within the field on whether or not this subdivision constitutes as care or education.

There are districts all over the country in the midst of battles to acquire funding for full-day preschool programs. If standardized testing is the way of the future, there is only a matter of time before there are kindergarten placement exams. The reason there is such a demand for preschool funding is that these years have become increasingly crucial for academic development.

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