First major teacher shortage since the 1990s

First major teacher shortage since the 1990s

 “Our analysis estimates that U.S. classrooms were short approximately 60,000 teachers last year,” Leib Sutcher, the study’s co-author, told reporters Tuesday ahead of the study’s release. “Unless we can shift these trends, annual teacher shortages could increase to over 100,000 teachers by 2018 and remain close to that level thereafter.”

Presidential Rundown on Education

Presidential Rundown on Education

Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It’s a new subject for Donald Trump.

The Republican presidential nominee added plans for education to his still relatively thin roster of policy proposals this past week, unveiling an effort to spend $20 billion during his first year in office to help states expand school choice programs. Trump wasn’t shy about his intentions, debuting his ideas at an inner-city charter school in Cleveland as part of his new outreach to minority voters.

Eviction Protection For Teachers Gets Thumbs Up

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Posted by My Credentialed Teacher on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How to help your child overcome frustration with math

How to help your child overcome frustration with math

Math is essential to many academic programs and professions. Even if your child plans to pursue a creative field when they graduate they may still require strong grades in math. For example, you might mention to them that a journalist needs to understand statistics and budgets and a fashion designer needs to understand geometry and measurements. If your child is falling behind in math, it’s important to act fast to correct the problem.

Here are some tips to help your child overcome problems with math:

Too much screen time can limit academic success

Too much screen time can limit academic success

Today almost every student has a desktop or laptop computer, plus a tablet and smartphone. Parents are reluctant to limit screen time because that’s where kids are doing their homework. Even in their leisure time they are learning computer skills that they need to survive in the 21th Century. Have you ever asked your child to help you open a file or attach an image to a document? Even excessive gamers have gone on to have lucrative jobs in computer programming.

On the other hand, there is no doubt that kids who spend too much time on the computer are experiencing negative impacts such as reduced social skills and poor fitness levels.

With such a fine line between negative and positive impacts and the fact that your child relies on the computer to do homework, how do you know when to limit screen time?

10 Habits Of Highly Successful Students

10 Habits Of Highly Successful Students

Keeping on track with homework in match, English, history, science while preparing for tests at school and those outside of school like the SAT/ACT takes discipline.

But when I decided science was my goal, I had to make changes. I decided to ditch some behaviors that were not beneficial. I worked every day to make the difficult routine habitual, and eventually it become easy to manage. I think developing positive habits can help students succeed and decrease anxiety related to studies and grades.

1. Beware of catastrophic thinking.

Resigning yourself to failure before you begin is not an option if you want to succeed.

The Tutoring Trend. Is It Right For Your Child?

The Tutoring Trend. Is It Right For Your Child?

When Tutoring Can Help
On the other hand, tutoring for the right reasons can spell the difference between a child who flounders and one who flourishes. "While the major work of learning takes place in school, a qualified tutor — working in tandem with the teacher — can perform a valuable function in helping to reinforce a child's reading and writing skills and apply them to homework assignments, as well as introduce study and organization skills," says Sally Shaywitz, M.D., co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and author of Overcoming Dyslexia.

Cheers, Happy New Year!

Cheers, Happy New Year!

Many of us celebrate the arrival of a new year with a glass of fizz, a plate of food and some fireworks, but communities around the world will ring in 2016 with a number of weird and wonderful traditions and celebrations.

Or if your New Year always starts with you reeling off the same old dutiful commitments to join a gym, start a diet and give up all those bad habits, why not try something different next year to boost your happiness and revitalize your life? Here are some suggestions for alternative resolutions.

When Is The Right Time To Hire A Tutor?

When Is The Right Time To Hire A Tutor?

Parents that are becoming aware of the benefits of using the help of a professional tutor for their child's classroom learning is rapidly growing. The fact is that even the most reputed school can’t provide full attention to the proper educational development of every child. We all know that taking private lessons in music and sports is not an unusual thing, so why hesitate to hire a tutor for science, math and other important subjects when they can determine the success of your child in the future? So, when exactly is the right time to hire a tutor?


Behind America's Tutor Boom - MarketWatch

Behind America's Tutor Boom - MarketWatch

Whether they're seeking remedial help for their child or a leg up to the Ivy League, millions of parents are encountering a frustrating new homework project of their own: learning the intricacies of the tutoring-industrial complex. The "supplemental education" sector is now an estimated $5 billion business, 10 times as large as it was in 2001, according to Michael Sandler, founder of education-research and consulting firm Eduventures. Tutoring firms no longer offer just subject-specific help in, say, Latin or chemistry; increasingly, they're marketing a dizzying menu of test prep, study skills, enrichment tutorials, scholastic summer camps and prekindergarten readiness programs. And students looking for late-night homework assistance now have the formerly unthinkable option of typing in Mom or Dad's credit card number and connecting -- in real time -- to an anonymous tutor halfway around the world via text, Skype and online "whiteboards."