Teachers

  • Follow Up Report: Are Teachers Really Overpaid?

    Follow Up Report: Are Teachers Really Overpaid?

    When AOL Jobs published the story "Teachers Are Actually Overpaid, Report Says" last week, our in-boxes were flooded with notes from baffled, offended, and irate readers. Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, summed up these responses in three words: "Are you kidding?" So... Continue Reading

  • Why Teachers Are Helping Their Students Cheat

    Why Teachers Are Helping Their Students Cheat

    The cheating epidemic is spreading. Of course, such a statement might be expected to prompt discussion about our performance-based educational system. The constant competition that moves students to cheat might also be called into question. But this time, it's the teachers who are doing the conning. Continue Reading

  • Teachers Tell Students To 'Act Less Gay'

    Teachers Tell Students To 'Act Less Gay'

    Teachers in England's Essex County have reportedly told students to "act less gay" to reduce acts of bullying, leading some groups to call the action "worrying." Evidence presented to the Essex County Council by students suggests that some teachers told students to "wear their hair differently" or act "less... Continue Reading

  • Education Official Resigns After Penning Soft-Porn Teen Book

    Education Official Resigns After Penning Soft-Porn Teen Book

    An official in charge of discipline at a teachers' college in the Canadian province of Ontario is facing public scrutiny after it surfaced that he helped write a soft-porn book about the sexual adventures of pubescent teens. The book, titled "The Sexteens and the Fake Goddess," is a graphic, fictional... Continue Reading

  • Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed  -- Not Good For Perry

    Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed -- Not Good For Perry

    By PAUL J. WEBER SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most - his record on creating jobs. Texas lost 900 jobs in local school districts in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. August is... Continue Reading

  • How To Make Your Brilliance Shine

    How To Make Your Brilliance Shine

    Today, workplace learning and teaching can and must bring out the brilliance in everyone. Here's how: The traditional approach to workplace learning and teaching is beyond old school -- it's broken. As a result, organizational intelligence is suffering at a time, on the heels of the Great Recession, when we... Continue Reading

  • Missouri Teacher Claims New Law Prevents Her From Friending Her Own Kids

    Missouri Teacher Claims New Law Prevents Her From Friending Her Own Kids

    Every law has the potential to create unintended consequences, but a Missouri teacher is claiming that new legislation in her state prevents her from interacting online with her own children. The new statute, approved by state legislators this month, contains a provision that prohibits teachers from adding... Continue Reading

  • Teachers Protest Social Media Crackdown

    Teachers Protest Social Media Crackdown

    By Alan Scher Zagier COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: Purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks. Continue Reading

  • U.K.: Thousands Walk Off the Job in Pension Protests

    U.K.: Thousands Walk Off the Job in Pension Protests

    By Jill Lawless LONDON -- British teachers and public service workers swapped classrooms and offices for picket lines Thursday as hundreds of thousands walked off the job to protest pension cuts. Airport operators warned of long lines at immigration entry points because of walkouts by passport officers,... Continue Reading

  • Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

    Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

    You've Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have You? Think back to the most common jobs that women held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today:... Continue Reading

  • Teachers Who Inspire: Stories from Grateful Students

    Teachers Who Inspire: Stories from Grateful Students

    In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day (part of May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week), we want to pause and consider the vital role that our dedicated and hard-working educators play in our society -- and in our lives. Just take a look at the names of a few of the teachers who have enriched our planet... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs You Thought Would Pay More

    10 Jobs You Thought Would Pay More

    Everyone has a different idea of what's a good or bad salary. Some people are happy just to make ends meet. Others won't settle for less than six figures. A lot of factors go into what makes a salary seem reasonable. Therefore you can't really classify any single salary as high or low without bringing in... Continue Reading

  • Adjunct Faculty - Teach What You Know

    Adjunct Faculty - Teach What You Know

    Want to teach as an adjunct faculty member? You don't need a PhD or a teaching certificate. If you are out of work or simply looking to pick up some extra cash, teaching part time can be a great source of both income and experience. Chances are, if you have been working in a business for awhile, you have a skill... Continue Reading

  • How to Snag a Job in Education

    How to Snag a Job in Education

    By Thea Nyberg With the current economy causing many people to consider a job transition, teaching positions are more popular than ever. "Education is one of a handful of sectors that has actually added jobs in this recession." says Cheryl Palmer, a career expert and president of Call to Career. "Even in hard... Continue Reading

  • Designer Duds on a Government Dime?

    Designer Duds on a Government Dime?

    If you think applying for a government job means you'll have to resign yourself to short-sleeve white shirts, pocket protectors and/or polyester stretch pants, think again. The numbers have just come out on what state and local governments are spending on employees, and it ain't peanuts. Employer costs for state... Continue Reading

  • Dream of Teaching? More Career Switchers Become Educators

    Dream of Teaching? More Career Switchers Become Educators

    By Libby Quaid, Associated Press SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Plenty of people dream of leaving their jobs to become teachers. Today, more people are actually doing it. Peter Vos ran an Internet start-up. Now he teaches computer science to middle school kids in Maryland. Jaime McLaughlin used to do people's taxes. Now... Continue Reading