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Praxis Test I and II Today

Becoming an educator is not for the faint-hearted. Not only must you complete your college courses with acceptable scores, but you are also subjected to one or more licensing exams that you must score well on before you receive your teaching certificate.  If your state requires Praxis exams for teacher licensure, it can help to understand what type of tests are needed and what you will…

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MA DESE is Updating MTEL Teacher Certification Exams

No matter what state you hope to teach in, potential educators in their junior year of college should begin planning for taking teacher certification exams. Your college advisor can help you determine what tests you need to take, or you can research the state education website to decide the most suitable time to take them. Early consideration can be quite beneficial, particularly if you lack specific…

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Yes, there are Advantages to Online Classrooms

After about six months' worth of online, in-person, or hybrid classes, what do you think about virtual learning? Has teaching gone the way you had hoped and planned? Your answer is probably no. However, there are advantages to the online learning platform, whether you are teaching in that format or are taking professional development or advanced degree classes yourself.  Since the spring of 2020, millions of…

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The #1 Way to Thrive – Not Just Survive – This School Year

Whether you are a brand-new teacher or a veteran who has had some challenging school experiences over the years, there is one thing you can count on. This year will be different. Whatever you anticipate – it will likely exceed all your expectations – good and bad. Covid-19 has changed the “face” of education, quite literally. You may be required to teach in-person classes, a combination…

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Inclusive Learning in the Online Classroom

There are a variety of challenges that face students in the online classroom environment, not the least of which are reliable internet access and a decent computer. Teachers can create the best lesson plans ever but if the children do not have these important implements, then both teachers and students are often wasting their time. Another critical issue in our currently ever-changing school scenario is reaching…

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Yays and Nays for Elementary Virtual Learning

Student Online Learning

For some young students, it does not matter what the educational platform is, they will succeed. Others will struggle, whether they are taught in a traditional classroom, in a virtual synchronous situation, where class meets “together” and works at the same time or asynchronously, where self-directed independent work is required. Many elementary classrooms across the country are using a combination of these types of learning scenarios…

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