Professional Development

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

What Are Graduate-Level Education Degrees?

By The Editorial Team January 29, 2020

Interested in increasing your educational knowledge, changing career paths, or moving into an educational leadership position? In addition to establishing your credentials as a qualified expert and potentially adding more money to your current salary, an advanced degree is an opportunity to expand your educational horizons. Pursuing an advanced degree can expand your impact on… Read More

How to Defuse Classroom Tension with Troublesome Teens

By Andy Earle January 28, 2020

Being a teacher, like any vocation, comes with its own unique set of rewards and frustrations. Serving as a mentor to developing minds gives you powerful influence over the lives of many people, but the hours and effort it takes to be a successful teacher can never be understated. One of the foremost difficulties is,… Read More

Academic Dean: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team January 17, 2020

Academic deans typically head up specific departments or colleges within a large university. They’re responsible for overseeing all academic and administrative operations within their sector, including recruiting and hiring faculty, managing the budget, and developing curricula. Essentially, the academic dean is responsible for the department’s overall academic performance. If becoming an academic dean is part… Read More

Assistant Chief Academic Officer: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team January 6, 2020

The assistant chief academic officer is one of the top executives in an academic environment. The assistant chief academic officer has many of the same job responsibilities as the provost, or the chief academic officer, and can take on designated executive tasks as needed. This position is generally salaried and requires many years of experience… Read More

Tutor: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team December 24, 2019

Tutors have the unique opportunity to see first-hand how a little extra instruction and work can pay off in a big way. They can experience the true satisfaction of giving a struggling child the gift of confidence. As a tutor, you may teach students singly or in groups, and cover a variety of subjects or… Read More

Trauma-Informed Specialist: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team December 20, 2019

With acts of violence reported daily on the evening news and, unfortunately, occurring frequently in school systems, the role of a trauma-informed specialist is becoming more and more critical to educators. Victims of trauma may need extra help to get them through the school day and to overcome memories of events. These specialists can help… Read More

Robotics Teacher: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Editorial Team December 12, 2019

Robotics is an exciting, expanding industry. According to the International Federation of Robotics, robot sales are steadily increasing by several billion dollars each year in the medical, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors. As more and more processes in these and other industries are left to robots, the next-generation workforce will need to be able to build,… Read More

Mid-Year Teacher Check-In: How are we doing?

By The SHARE Team February 11, 2019

The middle of the school year is the perfect time to check in and see how you, your students, and your colleagues are doing so far. Reflection isn’t just about surfacing the things that need course correcting. It’s also about identifying and celebrating the good and figuring out how to grow upon those areas of… Read More

The Hashtags and Chats Every Educator Should Be Following

By The SHARE Team February 4, 2019

Not on Twitter? You should be! Twitter is an immeasurably useful tool for educators. Beyond building a network of educators from around the world, Twitter chats and free PDs are happening every day — literally — with some of the biggest and brightest thinkers and practitioners out there. Here’s a look at the most useful and… Read More