Professional Development

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Programming Teacher: Job Outlook, Education, Salary

By The Editorial Team March 1, 2023

Programming and coding teachers are pivotal in imparting students with a strong background in computer science. Their dedication to STEM education empowers learners by providing instruction of programming languages, the basics of coding, and designing creative programs. This expertise equips students with the capability to tackle challenging issues they may face in their daily lives…. Read More

What is Data-Driven Instruction?

By The Editorial Team February 28, 2023

Data-driven instruction uses information to tailor lessons to the needs of students. This information can range from summative data such as test scores to formative data, which measures student comprehension through small tasks like discussions.  In contrast to summative assessments, which are generally used to determine a mark or grade, formative assessments are designed to… Read More

How to Become a STEM-Certified Teacher

By The Editorial Team February 24, 2023

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and it’s generally used as an umbrella term for various disciplines within these fields. In a school setting, STEM classes or certifications revolve around an approach to educational development and learning that integrates these core subjects into classroom materials and learning systems.  The modern world relies heavily… Read More

Social-Emotional Learning Teacher: Job Outlook, Education, Salary

By The Editorial Team February 23, 2023

Social-emotional learning is a methodology that helps students better feel their emotions, understand why they’re feeling them, and demonstrate empathy toward others. This type of learning can help students become more self-aware and create a safer, more inclusive classroom.  SEL instruction has become more common due to the benefits it offers students, such as improved… Read More

Military teachers may be private contractors or enlisted personnel who teach the children of enlisted service members, or a civilian contractor working for the Department of Defense. It could also be extended to former military personnel who are moving into the education profession after their service or while in the reserves. At-a-glance: military teacher Military… Read More

Acting & Singing Teacher: Job Outlook, Education, Salary

By The Editorial Team February 22, 2023

An acting and singing teacher provides individual or group classes for students looking to develop their skills in theater and singing. These teachers can work independently, offering lessons to private clients. They also may work as part of a larger institution, such as a school or studio, instructing in the vocal or dramatic arts. Acting… Read More

In the United States alone, over 300,000 deaf or hard-of-hearing children ages 5-17 are enrolled in the educational system, according to the National Association of the Deaf. While 20.8% of these students attend specialized schools, 77.4% are mainstreamed into general education programs. Regardless of institution, it’s pivotal that teachers have the extensive education and training required… Read More

Inclusive Education for Special Needs Students

By The Editorial Team January 20, 2023

Inclusive education involves teaching all students in the same age-appropriate general education classroom at their local school, regardless of the challenges they face. The philosophy of inclusive education promotes the idea that students with disabilities are just as competent as students without disabilities. Successful inclusive education for students with disabilities involves accepting their differences, ensuring… Read More

An interview with ChatGPT about the value of it for teachers

By Jermaine Holmes January 19, 2023

Hello! I’m a member of the team that manages Resilient Educator. There’s been a lot of hype lately about the value of ChatGPT and machine learning, including how the technology impacts education. Here are some headlines about teachers’ reactions: A NY Times podcast interviewing an educator about the uses of artificial intelligence A Forbes article… Read More

STEM/STEAM Teacher: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team February 28, 2020

STEM is an acronym used in the education field, meaning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These fields are emphasized in many school systems to make American students more competitive around the globe. In a push to encourage ingenuity and development, a fifth discipline, the arts, was added, to encourage creativity and ingenuity, turning STEM into… Read More

Instructional Coach: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team February 26, 2020

Instructional coaches work with teachers in elementary, middle school, high school, and secondary school settings. They bring years of teaching experience and professional expertise to the table to help teachers learn and implement new strategies and technologies. They also offer support, insight, collaboration, and empowerment based on their own experience and research. Instructional coaches promote… Read More

Homeschool Teacher: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team February 24, 2020

A homeschool teacher (one whose name isn’t mom or dad) is often the primary educator for a small group of students. Many positions are part-time, with parents taking on basic education and hiring teachers for specific subjects. If mom or dad doesn’t have the time to be a homeschool educator, they might choose to hire… Read More

Education Test Developer: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team February 21, 2020

An education test developer works as part of the curriculum design team to help assess student performance. Test questions show areas of strength and weakness in the student population, allowing teachers to tailor presentations to plug learning gaps. Creating test questions that have no cultural bias and have clear answers can be a challenge, but… Read More

Drama Teacher: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team February 13, 2020

First and foremost, it is important to remember that a drama teacher’s primary role is as an educator, not an actor. Many drama teachers work with elementary and secondary students, helping them learn about theater and other forms of performance art. Acting is only one small part of producing a live show, and a drama… Read More

Deciding Between a Career in Teaching or Social Work

By Ashley Watters January 31, 2020

Some of us are called to help others. It’s an impulse that drives us professionally and informs how we live our lives. This leads many to seek out careers in teaching and social work, fields that are often associated with one another. However, these two disciplines are very different areas of study and are markedly… Read More