Tag: teaching

  • 60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

    60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

    'Desperately seeking job ... but have no experience'

    Making a career change or tweak. Of special interest to educators and HR people but broadly applicable, including to self-employment. Continue Reading

  • Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

    Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

    American teachers' pay ranks 24th in the world

    Many Americans think that teachers in this country get a great deal, but when it comes to pay, they make a lot less than others with equivalent educations. Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Jobs That Give Back Year-Round

    Top 10 Jobs That Give Back Year-Round

    After the pie, the stolen moments of football-watching, and the one-hour food coma, many Americans on Thursday will feel truly thankful. Some may even feel an urge, located somewhere between their turkey-bloated stomach and cider-smacking lips, to give back. Twenty-seven percent of Americans volunteer at... Continue Reading

  • Teachers Use Hip Hop To Reach Students

    Teachers Use Hip Hop To Reach Students

    Dropping beats at a college in Dairyland might seem a little incongruous. But last month the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted "Hip Hop Education in the Heartland" as part of the sixth annual Hip-Hop Educator and Community Leader Training Institute. Teachers and academics across the country are... Continue Reading

  • Success Stories: From the Office to the Classroom

    Success Stories: From the Office to the Classroom

    Jason Ortiz was a success in corporate marketing for a decade, but his dream of being a teacher never waned. Patricia Anderson Connors worked in dead-end jobs for many years, yet she always wanted to teach. Both Jason and Patricia were motivated for different reasons to change careers in their 30s, but in order... 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

  • 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