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Teachers are incredibly resourceful at finding information and advice from fellow teachers. By reading blogs, scouting Pinterest, finding mentors, and buying lesson plans from other teachers, an educator can gather useful information to prepare herself for managing a classroom.…

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Tax return season is here, and the average tax refund is around $2,254, according to Business Insider. That amount more than covers the cost of choosing to become a certified educator through American Board's program. The decision to invest one…

If you are eyeball deep in your first year of teaching, then chances are you have been really feeling that first year learning curve. There are never too many resources to help you in the early years of your…

For teachers, starting in a new class in January requires a unique kind of pre-planning. You're stepping in mid-year (for any number of reasons, some of which you may not find out until after your in the job) and…

It’s never too late to be what you might have been. — George Elliot

There is nothing more liberating than remembering how much power you have to change your life. We forget that sometimes, wrapped up in a fog of responsibilities and repairs and emergencies and meetings and planning and whatever-the-next-thing-is-today. We forget that, in spite of everything we have piled into our daily lives, change is possible.

Many of our candidates have come to us over the years, after working in other industries, and said some version of this:

“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher…but I didn’t get a degree in education. I can’t afford to go back to school; I don’t have the [time/money/transportation/childcare/resources] to get another degree. But I’ve worked in X industry for years. That’s got to count for something. I think I could be good at this.”

We hear this from So. Many. People.

There are tens of thousands of people with experience, common sense and a calling to teach that are driven to reach out and find a way to work in education. We think it’s never to late to shift into a career as a teacher. (We are a bit biased, since we were created by the Department of Education to help people do just that.)

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