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Advice for Future Teachers: Five Questions to Consider
A former sixth-grade student recently approached Max Fischer. After teaching at the college level, Fischer's former student was considering a transition to teaching in a public high school. Included: Five questions to consider before making the switch.

Lessons Learned from Howard Gardner and the TV Remote Control
Teacher Max Fischer reflects on the eye-opening move from the elementary classroom to the middle school.


Jumpstart Charges Kids Up for Learning!
After Aaron Lieberman spent a summer break as a camp counselor, he returned to his studies at Yale University with a desire to provide individual attention for at-risk preschool students. With the help of others, he founded Jumpstart, an organization that matches college students and youngsters in one-to-one sessions that help the kids charge up for learning. The Jumpstart mission is "to engage young people in service to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed." Since its inception, Jumpstart has served more than 8,000 children.


From the Principal Files:
Principals Offer Advice to Job Seekers

Have a plan, a portfolio, and a good attitude! That's just some of the advice Education World's Principal Files principals have for soon-to-be college grads looking for their first teaching positions. Any educator who is involved in a job search will benefit from this advice from the people who are doing the hiring!

NYC Program Fast-Tracks Teachers to Needy Schools
Facing teacher shortages, especially dire shortages in its neediest schools, the NYC Board of Education is offering mid-career professionals and recent college graduates a six-week summer teacher-training program. The accelerated program placed almost 300 new teachers in NYC schools as of February.

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The Solution Site
The West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation developed the Solution Site. It is a collection of lesson plans created and evaluated by teachers.

Math + athletics = a winning equation. Mathletics relates math to real-world problems that occur in athletics. (Grades: 3-8)



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Ed Schools: Are Tomorrow's Teachers Making the Grade?
As the school year begins, Education World Principal Files principals reflect on new teachers they have hired in recent years. As well prepared as many of those teachers might be, principals say, colleges could do an even better job of training new teachers for the reality of the classroom. Included: Principals reflect on the need for new teachers to have more hands-on experiences, better classroom management skills, a keener awareness of the interpersonal skills needed to thrive in the school culture, and more!

What's Going On in Teacher Education?
Teacher training institutions across the U.S. are working to improve the quality of America's teachers. Here we highlight a handful of programs that are taking steps -- big and small -- to change the way teachers are trained.

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Teacher Education
The purpose of the Teacher Education site is to provide a reference to help student teachers prepare for exams, research papers, and practicums. The site is a comprehensive guide to current education trends and practices relevant to education students.

Student TeacAnyone who's a teacher remembers their practicum well, especially that first time they taught the class on their own without supervision. For most it is a challenging and rewarding experience, but it can also be frustrating. This is a site that can help prepare education students for successful and meaningful teaching experiences. The site includes a discussion area, plus advice on discipline, teaching methods, writing behavioral outcomes, and lots more.

New Teacher Home Page
This site was set up for teachers just starting out in the field of education. Users can see find information on classroom management, learning theories, finding a job, and more.

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Preservice Education
A list of artyicles on preservice education from the George Lucas Educational Association.

You Found The Clue!

Windows to the Universe
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a snowball entering the Earth's atmosphere? Wait a minute! These snowballs are related to Halley, Hale-Bopp and Linear. How often does one of these snowballs crash into the Earth? Cyber Surfari Clue #11