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Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

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Teaching Methods - Learning Styles
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Career Path Testing - College Readiness
On the Job Training
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Teacher Training - What is Teaching?
Education Research

Leadership - Teaching
Education Reform
Online Schools
Knowledge - Inspiration
Child Development - Reading and Writing

Parent Teacher Organization is a formal organization that consists of parents, teachers and school staff. The organization's goals may vary from organization to organization, but essentially the goals include volunteerism of parents, encouragement of teachers and students, community involvement, and welfare of students and families. It is not affiliated with Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA.) PTA is a national association of millions of members and thousands of local units that provides leadership training and staff support.

PTA is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school.

Parent University

"All information needs instructions, if there were no instructions, life could never exist. This is why we must make sure that the instructions we give are the best instructions available, as well as the best information available, otherwise, mistakes will happen more often, which makes life extremely vulnerable, as we can clearly see today. Our world is full of problems that should not even exist."

Teacher Training

TeacherTraining Teacher Training & Development
Teacher Training Program
Teachers College Columbia - wiki
Teachers Needed Report (PDF)
Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Nat. Board for Teaching Standards
Teacher Education
Teacher Vision
Learning and Teaching

Learning Styles and Methods
Books on Teaching Methods

A good teacher is measured by their ability to use multiple teaching methods and mediums to convey the same information.

Behind every intelligent person, or highly skilled athlete, is a great coach or a great teacher. Even if someone taught themselves, they still had to use some knowledge that was provided to them by others.  Everything should have a Learning Objective, if not, then what is it?

Certified Teacher is a teacher who has earned credentials from an authoritative source, such as the government, a higher education institution or a private source.

Education Specialist is an advanced degree in the U.S. that is designed for individuals who wish to develop advanced knowledge and theory beyond the master's degree level, but may not wish to pursue a degree at the doctoral level.

Classroom Management - Great Teachers

Teacher is a person who provides education for students. Facilitate

Instructor is a person whose occupation is teaching.

Teacher Education refers to the policies and procedures designed to equip prospective teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school and wider community.

Proctor is a persons who takes charge of, or acts for, another.

Professor is an academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences, a teacher of the highest rank. Professors conduct original research and commonly teach undergraduate, graduate, or professional courses in their fields of expertise. In universities with graduate schools, professors may mentor and supervise graduate students conducting research for a thesis or dissertation. Professors typically hold a Ph.D., another doctorate or a different terminal degree. Some professors hold a master's degree or a professional degree, such as an M.D., as their highest degree.

Lector one who reads, whether aloud or not.

Lecturer denotes an academic expert without tenure in the university, who is hired to teach on a full- or part-time basis, but who is not paid to conduct research.

Reader (academic rank) denotes an appointment for a senior academic with a distinguished international reputation in research or scholarship.

College of Education is a division within a university that is devoted to scholarship in the field of education, which is an interdisciplinary branch of the social sciences encompassing sociology, psychology, linguistics, economics, political science, public policy, history, and others, all applied to the topic of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.

Normal School is a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Most such schools are now called teachers' colleges.

Elementary Education Degree

Student Teaching is a college-supervised instructional experience; usually the culminating course in a university or college undergraduate education or graduate school program leading to teacher education and certification.

Student Teacher is a college, university or graduate student who is teaching under the supervision of a certified teacher in order to qualify for a degree in education.

Tutoring - Counseling

Inspiring Teacher Movies (amazon)
Inspire My Kids

Motivation Words - Teaching Quotes - Inspiration Quotes

Revolving Door Of Teacher Turnover Costs Schools Billions Every Year
Teacher Attrition Costs United States Up to $2.2 Billion Annually, Says New Alliance Report
After 25 Years, This Teacher Says It's All The Paperwork That Made Him Quit

Teacher Shortages in the U.S. School-going population will increase by roughly three million students in the next decade.

Master of Education degree in education often includes the following majors: curriculum and instruction, counseling, school psychology, and administration. It is often conferred for educators advancing in their field.

Masters in Education Guide
Masters in Education
Masters in Elementary Education
Teaching Works

Substitute Teacher is a person who teaches a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable; e.g., because of illness, personal leave, or other reasons.

Para-Professional Educator is a teaching-related position within a school generally responsible for specialized or concentrated assistance for students in elementary and secondary schools.

Teaching Assistant is an individual who assists a teacher with instructional responsibilities.

Research Assistant is a researcher employed, often on a temporary contract, by a university or a research institute, for the purpose of assisting in academic research. Research assistants are not independent and not directly responsible for the outcome of the research and are responsible to a supervisor or principal investigator. Research assistants are often educated to degree level and might be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program and simultaneously teach.

Teaching Assistant UK is a person who supports students in the classroom. Duties can differ dramatically from school to school, though the underlying tasks often remain the same.

Master Teacher Corps

Teaching Assessment

Teacher Assessmen Cycle Teacher Assessment
Teacher Quality Research
Nat. Council on Teacher Quality
Teacher Evaluation Policies
Teacher Evaluation by Students (PDF)
Rate My Teachers
How Teachers Are Rated in 25 Countries
Global Teacher Prize
Teacher Vision
Teacher Qualities

Testing Failures
Assessment Warnings
Observation Flaws

The Global Teacher Status Index

Pre-Service Teacher Education is the education and training provided to student teachers before they have undertaken any teaching.

Educational Testing Service

The New Teacher Project is an organization in the United States with a mission of ensuring that poor and minority students get equal access to effective teachers. It attempts to help urban school districts and states recruit and train new teachers, staff challenged schools, design evaluation systems, and retain teachers who have demonstrated the ability to raise student achievement.

The New Teacher Project
Tennessee Teachers Association

Teach Thought 
50 Great Teachers Project (NPR)

Collective Learning
Collective Learning

Teaching Degree Programs
Education Career Schools

Become a Teacher
En Corps Teachers
Teacher U
Academic Keys

Teaching Strategies
National Alliance on Effective Education
Society for Performance Improvement

Canter Teacher Training
Merlot Learning Online Teaching
Learn Teach Read
Student Achievement
We are Teachers
Get Schooled
Learning Point Associates
Education Consumers
Academic Job Hunter
Education Jobs - School Spring
West Ed
Carnegie Foundation
Engines For Education
National Commission on Teaching
Preparing Faculty
I Love Schools Help for Teachers
Education Trust
Edu Scapes
Motivation Resources Courses - Inspiration
Connected Waldenu
Mind Tools
Moodle Course Management System
Common Sense Press
Common Sense Media
Teachers Mind
Learning and Teaching
Thoughtful Classroom
Ad Junct Nation
CNX Sharing Knowledge

A Way to Teach
Teaching Tips
Instructional Tips
Effective Teaching
National Endowment for the Arts
Wallace Foundation
Jacobs Foundation
Pearson Foundation
Imagine Cup

Learning Theories
Learning Contracts
Changing Minds
Thomas Armstrong books on human intelligence and education.
Process Network
Ctr 4 Process
Million Ways to Teach
Connect a Million Minds
After School

Teaching Tips for Understanding Students in the Classroom

1: Watch how each student interacts. How do they prefer to engage? What do they seem to like to do? Observe so you can understand all they are capable of.  

2: Listen. Try to understand what motivates them, what their goals are and how they view you, their classmates and the activities you assign them.

3: Engage. Talk with students about their individual interests. Don't offer advice or opinions – just listen.

4: Experiment: Change how you react to challenging behaviors. Rather than responding quickly in the moment, take a breath. Realize that their behavior might just be a way of reaching out to you.

5: Meet: Each week, spend time with students outside of your role as "teacher." Let the students choose a game or other nonacademic activity they'd like to do with you. Your job is to NOT teach but watch, listen, and narrate what you see, focusing on students' interests and what they do well. This type of activity is really important for students with whom you often feel in conflict or who you avoid.

6: Reach out: Know what your students like to do outside of school. Make it a project for them to tell you about it using some medium in which they feel comfortable: music, video, writing, etc. Find both individual and group time for them to share this with you. Watch and listen to how skilled, motivated and interested they can be. Now think about school through their eyes.

7: Reflect: Think back on your own best and worst teachers, bosses or supervisors. List five words for each that describe how you felt in your interactions with them. How did the best and the worst make you feel? What specifically did they do or say that made you feel that way? Now think about how your students would describe you. Jot down how they might describe you and why. How do your expectations or beliefs shape how they look at you? Are there parallels in your beliefs and their responses to you?

Written by Researcher Robert Pianta. Originally titled "7 Ways Teachers Can Change Their Expectations"

Classroom Management is the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. The term also implies the prevention of disruptive behavior.

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Time Management
Education Specialist
Teachers Pledge
Collaborative Classroom

Classroom Management Guide
Teacher Vision
Classroom Management
The Teachers Guide
Teaching Channel

Instructional Practices for an Effective Classroom (PDF)
Strategic Learning
Strategic Learning
Educational Strategies

Support for Instructional Coaches, Classroom Teachers and Educational Leaders
Learning Methods
Teacher Training

Rita Pierson: Every Kid needs a Champion (video)
Youth Advocate (wiki)
Education Purposes

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
No Nonsense Nurturer (PDF)

25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently

A Code of Professional Ethics: A Guide to Professional Conduct in the field of Educational Communications and Technology.

Classroom Management Theorists and Theories
Fred Jones

Tools for Teaching Kids How to get Along (PDF)
Table of Contents
Tool Kit

New Teacher Center 
The Center for Transformative Teacher Training (CTTT)

Whole Brain Teaching: Grade 1 Classroom (youtube) The concept is correct, but it's misused a little.

Simultaneous Subject Teaching is about making connections, it's not about silly gestures.

Interactive Teaching Methods by Chandralekha Singh's (youtube)

Learning Management System is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called e-learning) courses or training programs. Learning management systems range from systems for managing training and educational records to software for distributing online or blended/hybrid college courses over the Internet with features for online collaboration, school districts, and schools use LMSs to deliver online courses and augment on-campus courses. LMSs also act to augment the lessons the teacher is giving in a brick and mortar environment, not just replace them. Corporate training departments use LMSs to deliver online training, as well as to automate record-keeping and employee registration.

"Sometimes in order to be a good teacher you have to modify your behavior, and not just your teaching methods."

The American Statistical Association published research showing that teachers account for up to 17% of student learning.

Teacher Burn Out

Personality and Contextual Variables in Teacher Burnout (PDF)
Teacher Attrition Costs United States Up to $2.2 Billion Annually, Says New Alliance Report
Teacher Stress and Health Effects on Teachers, Students, and Schools
America Schools Report - Meditation
Mindfulness for Teachers Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom.

Is Silence Golden? Elementary school teachers' strategies and beliefs regarding hypothetical shy/quiet and exuberant/talkative children. Extroversion 

Teacher Responsibilities

The teacher has the responsibility to lead students toward the fulfillment of his/her potential for intellectual, emotional, psychological, and social growth. Teachers are responsible for stimulating maximum learning on the part of the pupils assigned to them by providing a good environment and by guiding sound curriculum experiences and activities in the classroom, the school, and the community. The teacher reports to the building principal or other designated person. Major duties and responsibilities of the teacher are to:

Learning Specialists

Teachers become Healthier when they Learn

1. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
2. Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the division, with responsibility for the order and progress of his/her classes.
3. Prepare for classes assigned, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of the immediate supervisor.
4. Assist students in setting and maintaining standards of classroom behavior.
5. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities with responsibility for the neatness of his/her room and the proper care of all furniture and supplies.
6. Evaluate student progress on a regular basis.
7. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
8. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law
9. Be available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or
requested to do so under the reasonable term.
10. Comply with and enforce school rules, administrative regulations, and School Board policies.
11. Attend and participate in faculty meetings as well as other professional meetings called by the administrative staff.
12. Cooperate with other members of staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
13. Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
14. Establish and maintain cooperative relations with others.
15. Accomplish reasonable special assignments as assigned by the principal.
16. Provide for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of study, including workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
17. Perform other school duties as assigned.

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Teacher Duties and Responsibilities Instrument (TDRI) is to describe the expectations for teachers in addition to the teaching tasks outlined in the GTOL. A. Follows professional practices consistent with school and system policies in working with students, students’ records, parents, and colleagues . Classroom Management

1. Demonstrates communication and interpersonal skills as they relate to interaction with students, parents, other teachers, administrators, and other school personnel
2. Is available to students and parents for conferences according to system policies.
3. Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications.
4. Maintains confidentiality of students and students’ records.
5. Works cooperatively with school administrators, special support personnel, colleagues, and parents.
B. Complies with rules, regulations, and policies of governing agencies and supervisory personnel.
1. Complies with state administrative regulations and Board of Education policies.
2. Adheres to school and local school system procedures and rules.
3. Conducts assigned classes at the times scheduled.
4. Enforces regulations concerning student conduct and discipline.
5. Demonstrates timeliness and attendance for assigned responsibilities
6. Provides adequate information, plans, and materials for substitute teacher.
7. Maintains accurate, complete, and appropriate records and files reports promptly.
8. Attends and participates in faculty meetings and other assigned meetings and activities according to school policy
9. Complies with conditions as state in contract.
C. Demonstrates professional practices in teaching.
1. Models correct use of language, oral and written.
2. Demonstrates accurate and up-to-date knowledge of content.
3. Implements designated curriculum.
4. Maintains lesson plans as required by school policy.
5. Assigns reasonable tasks and homework to students.
6.  Participates in professional development opportunities and applies the concepts to classroom and school activities.
D.  Acts in a professional manner and assumes responsibility for the total school program, its safety and good order.
1. Takes precautions to protect records, equipment, materials, and facilities.
2. Assumes responsibility for supervising students in out-of-class settings.
3. Demonstrates appropriate personal contact while in performance of school duties.
E.  Assumes a role in meeting the school’s student achievement goals, including academic gains of students assigned to the teacher.
F.  Observations of the teacher by the principal and assistant principals, in addition to those recorded on the GTOI during instruction, at other times as appropriate.

(Other duties and responsibilities prescribed by local school or system such as, but not limited to: lunchroom, homeroom, hall, playground and other advisory duties).
GTDRI Assessment Instrument

Student Teacher Responsibilities

A student from an approved institution of higher learning may take practice teaching, practicum, or field work in Public Schools
upon approval of the Superintendent and under such regulations as the Superintendent shall set forth to ensure that the progress of the pupils in any class is not adversely affected.

1. Teacher training institutions desiring to place students in Public Schools should begin by contacting the Human Resources Department.
2. To make the program effective and beneficial to both the student teacher and the school division, full approval of the principal and supervising teacher shall be secured.
(a) An understanding should be reached as to the hours during the day and the length of time a student teacher shall be working in any school.
(b) No student teacher shall be accepted by any Public School until the principal has approved the application sent it to the Human Resources Department.
3. Schools assigned student teachers shall work cooperatively with the representative from the teacher training institution in supervising the student teacher. Supervising teachers should not leave the responsibility for supervising students to a student teacher by being absent from the classroom until such time as the student teacher is capable of managing the classroom and has demonstrated competence in doing so.

School Counselors (advising and guiding)

School Principal Responsibilities

The Principal is the administrative and professional leader of the school, and as such, he/she is directly responsible to the Superintendent for its successful operation. The major effect of the principal is in the field of educational leadership and supervision, with stress on the improvement of teaching and learning. To bring about this improvement, he/she should call upon all of the resources of the school division.

A. Supervision of Instruction.
The primary duty of the principal is to develop and implement an effective instructional program appropriate to the pupils in his/her school. Careful attention should be given to the supervision of teachers and other instructional personnel working in the school, including both full and part-time personnel.
B. Supervision of School Property
Principals have general supervision of the grounds, building, and appurtenances of the school, and are responsible for his/her neatness and cleanliness. The safety of the children is a primary responsibility, and school premises should be inspected regularly, giving careful attention of safety factors. When repairs are needed, principals should notify the designated person in the office of the Superintendent.
C. Make Recommendations
Principals may submit recommendations to the Superintendent for the appointment, assignment, promotion, transfer and dismissal of all personnel assigned to his/her supervision.
D. Other Duties
Principals also perform the following duties:
1. Collect data, prepare and complete attendance reports as required by the Superintendent or by law.
2. Conduct, under the direction of the Superintendent, studies and investigations to improve instructional procedure.
3. Establish and maintain proper relationships between the school, the home, and the community
4. Keep an accurate record of all non-resident pupils in the school and enroll no such pupils without an official permit
from the designated person in the office of the Superintendent.
5. Supply the Superintendent's office with pertinent information whenever pupils are suspended and referred there.
6. Receive all patrons calling at the school and, when requested, arrange for conferences between patrons and teachers.
7. Hold fire drills and submit drill reports promptly.
8. Organize the school for civil defense in accordance with the latest bulletin published by the Virginia State Department of Education and in accordance with such supplementary regulations as may be issued by the office of the Superintendent.
9. File, in the administrative office, all required reports.
10. Attend all meetings called by the Superintendent.
11. Arrive at school long enough before the regular opening hour and remain there long enough after dismissal to arrange for proper supervision of activities of pupils from the time the latter arrive on the grounds until they leave.
12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent pursuant to the rules and regulations of the School Board.

School Superintendent Responsibilities

A school superintendent is the chief executive officer of a school district. A superintendent is usually hired by the school board of the district. As the CEO, superintendents have general management responsibilities, including hiring of senior staff. They typically oversee education standards and student achievement, plan budgets and allocate resources, and also act as the point person for interactions with government agencies.
Education Background
A master's degree is the minimum education requirement for most school superintendent positions, and a significant number of superintendents have earned Ph.D.s. Many superintendents have their master's and doctoral degrees in education, education administration or public administration, but a few have graduate backgrounds in the subject areas they taught.
Certification or Licensing
Nearly all states require school superintendents to be certified or licensed. States such as Washington and Wisconsin require school superintendents to become certified before they can become licensed. Superintendent certification is typically a two-year program with a master's degree prerequisite, often including a field-based element where you work with practicing district superintendents for some months. Students working on a doctoral degree may complete course requirements for superintendent certification as part of their doctoral program.
Administrative Responsibilities
School superintendents have a broad set of administrative and supervisory responsibilities that vary based on the size of the school district. Hiring and firing of senior staff, handling teacher and staff disciplinary matters, and managing the budget are the primary administrative responsibilities of most superintendents. In most districts, superintendents are also responsible for overseeing the implementation and enforcement of all state and federal statutes and programs relating to schools.
Educational Standards and Student Achievement
School superintendents have the difficult task of helping to set educational standards and measure student achievement in their districts. Superintendents typically have general authority over school curricula, within state guidelines. They often work together with the school board to develop and implement short- and long-range plans for curriculum, as well as instructional evaluation and improvement. School boards in some districts, however, sometimes clash with superintendents when they want to take a more active role in designing school curriculum or deciding how student achievement is measured.

Age - Grade Level

Preschool: Ages 3-4
Pre-K: Ages 4-5
Kindergarten: Ages 5-6
1st Grade: Ages 6-7
2nd Grade: Ages 7-8
3rd Grade: Ages 8-9
4th Grade: Ages 9-10
5th Grade: Ages 10-11
6th Grade: Ages 11-12
7th Grade: Ages 12-13
8th Grade: Ages 13-14
9th Grade: Ages 14-15
10th Grade: Ages 15-16
11th Grade: Ages 16-17
12th Grade: Ages 17-18

Age-Based Grade Assignments Hinder Millions of Students. Traditional age-based grade levels may be hampering the progress of millions of K-12 students in the United States and should be a target for reform, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC Charlotte education professor. HOPE PC

Education in the United States (wiki)

Curriculum Designers

Curriculum DesignersCurriculum Design Cycle
Curriculum Specialists
Curriculum Assessment

Curriculum is the totality of student experiences that occur in the educational process. The term often refers specifically to a planned sequence of instruction, or to a view of the student's experiences in terms of the educator's or school's instructional goals.

Instructional Design is the practice of creating "instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing." The process consists broadly of determining the state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating some "intervention" to assist in the transition. The outcome of this instruction may be directly observable and scientifically measured or completely hidden and assumed. There are many instructional design models but many are based on the ADDIE model with the five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. As a field, instructional design is historically and traditionally rooted in cognitive and behavioral psychology, though recently constructivism has influenced thinking in the field.

Plain Language Writing and Readability (writing tips)

Instructional Design Coordinator is a person who is responsible for overseeing the implementation of instructional design techniques, usually in an academic setting or in corporate training.

Emergent Design describes a theoretical framework for the implementation of systemic change in education and learning environments.

Instructional Theory is "a theory that offers explicit guidance on how to better help people learn and develop." Instructional theories focus on how to structure material for promoting the education of human beings, particularly youth.

Collaboration Solutions for Education
Education Research
Mindshift - How we will Learn
Teacher Collaboration
Curriki Open Source Curriculum
Master of Science in Education with
Curriculum & Instruction Strategies
Instructional Coaches
Instructional Materials Development
Project for School Innovation
Academia Who's Researching What
NYC Teaching Fellows
New Visions
Marc Prensky
Teaching for Change
Core Knowledge
Subsumption Theory

Backward Design is a method of designing educational curriculum by setting goals before choosing instructional methods and forms of assessment. Backward design of curriculum typically involves three stages: Identify the results desired (big ideas and skills). What should the students know, understand, and be able to do? Consider the goals and curriculum expectations Focus on the "big ideas" (principles, theories, concepts, point of views, or themes). Determine acceptable levels of evidence that support that the desired results have occurred (culminating assessment tasks). What will teachers accept as evidence that student understanding took place? Consider culminating assessment tasks and a range of assessment methods (observations, tests, projects, etc.). Design activities that will make desired results happen (learning events). What knowledge and skills will students need to achieve the desired results? Consider teaching methods, sequence of lessons, and resource materials. Backward design challenges "traditional" methods of curriculum planning. In traditional curriculum planning, a list of content that will be taught is created and/or selected. In backward design, the educator starts with goals, creates or plans out assessments and finally makes lesson plans. Supporters of backward design liken the process to using a "road map". In this case, the destination is chosen first and then the road map is used to plan the trip to the desired destination. In contrast, in traditional curriculum planning there is no formal destination identified before the journey begins. The idea in backward design is to teach toward the "end point" or learning goals, which typically ensures that content taught remains focused and organized. This, in turn, aims at promoting better understanding of the content or processes to be learned for students. The educator is able to focus on addressing what the students need to learn, what data can be collected to show that the students have learned the desired outcomes (or learning standards) and how to ensure the students will learn. Although backward design is based on the same components of the ADDIE model, backward design is a condensed version of these components with far less flexibility.

Learning Styles

Teaching Tools

Online Teacher Resource
Google Classroom 
Education News
Journal of Teacher Education (JTE)
Free Teaching Aids
Teaching Tips (PDF)
International Children's Education

Learning Resources - Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans Page
Enchanted Learning
E Notes
Story Arts
Free Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
Work Sheets
Worksheet Works
Worksheet Generator
Busy Teacher 16,831 free printable worksheets and lesson plans for teaching English.
American Field Service - Teachers Toolbox
Happy Child
Lesson Planet
Teach Hub
Teachers Pay Teachers
Brain Games - Educational Toys

Innovative Learning Conference
Purpose of Education
Open Education Resources
Books on How to be a Great Teacher
Learning for Life
Child Development
Gifted Children
Tutoring - Home Schooling
P21 Skills for the 21st Century
Differentiated Resources
Uncommon Schools
Teacher Vision
Faculty Focus
Teacher Resources
Teaching Expertise
Sites for Teachers
A Teachers Aide
Turn Around USA
A to Z Teacher Stuff
Discovery Education
Teachers First
State Educational Technology
Education World
Teachers and Families
Teacher Quick Source
Pearson Assessments

Example Essays
Research Papers & 550,000 Essays
Best Essay Tips 
Spark Notes
Research Papers (never seen)

Balanced Reading
Beyond Textbooks
Pearson School Systems
K-3 Teacher Resources
Starr Matica
Discovery Education
Discovery Education
Can Teach
Teachers Net
School Counselor Association
Information Sources
Biofeedback Training 
Make entire wall a  whiteboard 
Online Education Providers
Technology Tools

Education - Teaching ?

Teaching or Education involves the activities of instructing; activities that convey knowledge or skill. Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction. Gain knowledge or skills. The gradual process of acquiring knowledge. The profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university). The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior). The principles and methods of instruction. Online Education using the Internet

Instruction is a message describing how something is to be done, How something is used. How something is perceived.

Process is a particular course of action intended to achieve a result. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents. A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states. A mental process that you are not directly aware of. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition. Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information. Shape, form, or improve a material.

Principles is a rule or standard especially of good behavior. Rule of personal conduct. Direct the course of; manage or control. Behave in a certain manner.

You need to have people have the option to change their careers when the needs of the society changes. And in order to do this effectively everyone must have access to information, knowledge and training, so that people can acquire the necessary skills in order for them to work a new job that is needed by society. This way people will always have work and people will always have the ability to work a new and different job when needed. And then society will always have the workforce that's needed, thus people will be able to solve any problem they're faced with, and make as many improvements to services and tools that they need.

You don't want to influence people, or tell people what kind of work they should do, or what career they should pursue. You want to show people the facts. And show them how these facts were collected, show them the importance of these facts, and show them how they can verify these facts for themselves, while at the same time, also explain to them that there are things that are still not known to us, so that they are fully aware that as more information is learned they may have to make corrections to how this information is being used at the present time. If you provide this information and knowledge to people, people will always do what's right and always do what's needed. Yes, people will still make mistakes, but if people are completely educated they will be able to understand these mistakes and correct them accordingly. Highly Educated people are better prepared to learn from their mistakes instead of just continually suffering from their mistakes, as ignorant people often do.

Quality Control (management)

"It's not just what you do for work, but just as important, it's what you do in your life. You can work many hours and be very productive, but if your style of living is filled with waste and abuse then that negates all the hard work you've done, and you will most likely not be a benefit to society at all, so don't waste your potential."

"Figuring out what you want to do with your life is not easy. There's a lot to learn, there's a lot to know, and there's a lot of questions to ask. But what ever you plan to do with your life, you better do it before you die."

You need to understand that your parents don't know everything, so that means that 99% of the world doesn't know everything. And it's not their fault. We have not yet improved education adequately enough in order to fully educate people. So everyone is undereducated. So that is one of the main problems that we need to correct. When we do, we will solve all other problems. It will not happen over night, or will it be without difficulties. But it will be one of the single most important advances that humans has ever made.

Examine the world and see where the major problems are, see if any of those problems connect with you, meaning, does your knowledge and experiences help you to understand this particular problem. Do you feel like you can learn how to help solve this particular problem? And if you do, then you would need to learn the necessary steps to take, like, what education you would need? And what type of training you would need in order to provide a Needed Service, or needed product, that would Help solve this problem and also improve peoples lives, Sustainably?

When we work together we can accomplish some amazing things

Education Policies

U.S. Department of Education
Education Development Center
Center on Education Policy
Public Policy and Higher Education
Education Policy
The Institute for Higher Education Policy

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act is a 1974 law that governs the access of educational information and records. FERPA gives parents access to their child's education records, an opportunity to seek to have the records amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the records. With several exceptions, schools must have a student's consent prior to the disclosure of education records after that student is 18 years old. The law applies only to educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Education Public Interest
Education Reform
Center for Public Education
Fordham Institute
Higher Education
American Council on Education
Council of Chief State School Officers
European School Net
Inside Schools
Education Answers

Nat. Assoc. of Independent Schools
Association of American Educators
National Grammar School Assoc.
American Association for Higher
Education & Accreditation
Assoc. for the Study of Higher Education
Higher Education Assessment
Knowledge Management for Higher Ed
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
International Development for Education
Association for Institutional Research
United Federation of Teachers
Assoc. Elementary Principles
Middle School Association
Nat. Assoc. of Principals
Assoc. State Boards of Education
National School Boards Assoc.
American Assoc. of State Colleges & Universities
Assoc. Of American Colleges
Society for College & University Planning
American Assoc. of Professors
Nat. Assoc. of College Admissions

Phoenix Project
New Tech High
ABC Teach
Kipp Knowledge is Power
Education Corner
Teaching Monster 
Program Evaluation
Character Counts
Reach Every Child
Teach Free
Calder Center
New Visions
Bridges 4 Kids
Education Resources Information
National Academies
Council for Great City Schools
Get Schooled
Education is Freedom
Committee for Education Funding
The Class List
High School Gowns
Broad Prize 
Americas Promise
Americas Choice Pearson
Education Commission
Children's Defense

Montage Education
Reggio Emilia Approach
Classical Liberal Arts
Learning Leaders Volunteering
National Community Education Assoc.
Nat. Assoc. of School Psychologists
Child Development
Fun Education
Reading, Writing & Literacy
Special Education

Education Research

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching by making inquiry findings public.

Educational Research refers to the systematic collection and analysis of data related to the field of education. Research may involve a variety of methods. Research may involve various aspects of education including student learning, teaching methods, teacher training, and classroom dynamics. Educational research attempts to solve a problem. Research involves gathering new data from primary or first-hand sources or using existing data for a new purpose. Research is based upon observable experience or empirical evidence. Research demands accurate observation and description. Research generally employs carefully designed procedures and rigorous analysis. Research emphasizes the development of generalizations, principles or theories that will help in understanding, prediction and/or control. Research requires expertise—familiarity with the field; competence in methodology; technical skill in collecting and analyzing the data. Research attempts to find an objective, unbiased solution to the problem and takes great pains to validate the procedures employed. Research is a deliberate and unhurried activity which is directional but often refines the problem or questions as the research progresses. Research is carefully recorded and reported to other persons interested in the problem.

Teaching Methods (learning styles) - Education Reform Research

Oxford Journals (Academic and Research Journals)

American Educational Research
American Institutes for Research
American Institutes for Research

Research Resources - Unpublished Academic Papers

Core Standards
Learn Zillion 
Science of Learning Research Centre
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Nat. Association of Independent Schools
Education Commission of the States

International Student Assessment is a 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading.

Testing Flaws

Digital Learning Now
Digital Promise 
Teaching Matters 
Early Education Research 
Association for Middle Level Education

Educational Psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning. The study of learning processes, from both cognitive and behavioral perspectives, allows researchers to understand individual differences in intelligence, cognitive development, affect, motivation, self-regulation, and self-concept, as well as their role in learning. The field of educational psychology relies heavily on quantitative methods, including testing and measurement, to enhance educational activities related to instructional design, classroom management, assessment, which serve to facilitate learning processes in various educational settings across the lifespan.

National Center on Education
National Center for Education Info
Institute on National Education
Higher Education Research
National Education Assoc
National Education Network
Public Education
National Research & Education Network
Education Innovation Summit 
Education Sciences
Books about Teaching
MAP-Works - EBI Benchmarking

Alternative Education Resource
Education Revolution
Education Encyclopedia
Holmes Partnership
Spencer Program
Thinking Maps 
Peabody Vanderbilt Funded Projects
Jasper Research Projects
Nations Report Card
National Assessment Governing Board
National Society of High School Scholars
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
National Association of Scholars

Indian Knowledge Base

Teachers Pay Teachers
Higher Education Teaching and Learning 
Research for Action

Digital Learning Strategies
Digital Literacy
Digital Learning Now
Digital Learning Day
Technology is just a Tool
Bloom's Taxonomy (wiki)
Ithaka S+R 
Renaissance Learning 
Promethean World
Learning Research in the 21st Century
Center for Teaching and Learning
Design for Change
Education Reform

College Readiness

College Ready Steps Early College Experience
College Board
Completion Agenda
College Surfing
College Transfer 
Entrance Examinations
College Track 
Education Consultants
National Association for College Admission Counseling 

Academic Advising is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, a pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes. Academic advising synthesizes and contextualizes students' educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities and lives to extend learning beyond campus boundaries and timeframes.

Great Schools
Concurrent Enrollment
Study Hall
Accreditation for College
World Wide Learn
Educational Consulting

Appreciative Advising is a social-constructivist advising philosophy that provides a framework for optimizing advisor interactions with students in both individual and group settings.

Professional Development is learning to earn or maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. It has been described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. There are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance. 

Education Portal
Top Education Guide
Education Options

Adventure Jobs
Adventure Schools - Vocations
Making a Difference
Qualities and Skills of a Worker
Unique Employment Opportunities
Green Jobs
Job Searching Tools
Social Involvement
Public Service Jobs Ideas
Online Education Providers
Education Sayings & Quotes
Mental Health

"Don't just learn the tricks of the trade, learn the trade."  Master Craftsman

Training Definitions
Teaching Resources
Inspiration 101

Career Path Testing

Career Path Testing
Career Aptitude Test

Aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level. Outstanding aptitude can be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental.

Efficacy is the ability to get a job done satisfactorily.

Skills (abilities)
Learning Abilities
Teaching Adults
IQ Testing
Psychological Measurement

Career Testing
Skill Scan Engaging Assessments for Career Development.
Test Q
Central Test

Accreditation - Degree

Transferable Skills Analysis  is a set of tests or logic to determine what positions a person may fill if their previous position(s) no longer exists in the local job market, or they can no longer perform their last position(s) (e.g., because of an injury). An informal transferable skills analysis can be performed with the help of a career counselor, career portfolio or a career planning article or book. Transferable skills are determined by analyzing past accomplishments or experience. For instance, a stay-at-home parent and homemaker might find they have skills in budgeting, child development, food services, property management, and so on.

Changing Course
Worker Qualities - Employee Ethics

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Fastest Growing Occupations

Career is an individual's journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

Career Wise
Career one Stop
Quintessential Careers
Career Education Network
Online O Net Center
O Net Center
Career Path Services
Career Descriptions
Public Service Careers
Career Planner 
Beyond Career
Know How 2 Go

Vocational Education is education that prepares people to work in a trade, a craft, as a technician, or in support roles in professions such as engineering, accountancy, nursing, medicine, architecture, or law. Craft vocations are usually based on manual or practical activities and are traditionally non-academic but related to a specific trade or occupation. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career education or technical education.

Trade School is a post-secondary educational institution designed to provide vocational education, or technical skills required to perform the tasks of a particular and specific job. Vocational schools are traditionally distinguished from four-year colleges by their focus on job-specific training to students who are typically bound for one of the skilled trades, rather than providing academic training for students pursuing careers in a professional discipline.

Skilled Labor - Trades - Professions

Vocational Information Center
Vocational School Database
Vocational Schools
P Tech NYC
Ct Tech

American Job Center Network

U.S. Department of Labor

Engineering - Construction

Put it into Practice

On the Job Training

Internship is a job training for white collar and professional careers.

Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading). Apprenticeship also enables practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession.

Learn while you Earn - Real Life Examples

Journeyman is a skilled worker who has successfully completed an official apprenticeship qualification in a building trade or craft. They are considered competent and authorized to work in that field as a fully qualified employee. A journeyman earns their license through education, supervised experience, and examination.

Professions (accreditation)

Inter-Professional Education refers to occasions when students from two or more professions in health and social care learn together during all or part of their professional training with the object of cultivating collaborative practice[1] for providing client- or patient-centered health care.

Dual Education System combines apprenticeships in a company and vocational education at a vocational school in one course.

Job Shadow is a popular on-the-job learning, career development, and leadership development intervention. Essentially, job shadowing involves working with another employee who might have a different job in hand, might have something to teach, or can help the person shadowing him or her to learn new aspects related to the job, organization, certain behaviors or competencies. Organizations have been using this as a very effective tool for learning.

Experience Learning - Training

Cooperative Education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a "co-op", provides academic credit for structured job experience. Cooperative education is taking on new importance in helping young people to make the school-to-work transition.

Situated Learning is how individuals acquire professional skills, extending research on apprenticeship into how legitimate peripheral participation leads to membership in a community of practice. Situated learning "takes as its focus the relationship between learning and the social situation in which it occurs"

Higher Education Improvements

Training and Development is a function concerned with organizational activity aimed at bettering the job performance of individuals and groups in organizational settings. Training and development can be described[by whom?] as "an educational process which involves the sharpening of skills, concepts, changing of attitude and gaining more knowledge to enhance the performance of employees.

Employment Training Programs

Entrepreneurship Programs - Innovation

Industry City Innovation Lab trains a quality workforce of local community residents, and integrates them into surrounding businesses. We have a social responsibility, and we’re giving you the opportunity to get onboard. Hackerspace

Competency-Based Learning is an approach to teaching and learning more often used in learning concrete skills than abstract learning. It differs from other non-related approaches in that the unit of learning is extremely fine grained. Rather than a course or a module every individual skill/learning outcome, known as a competency, is one single unit. Learners work on one competency at a time, which is likely a small component of a larger learning goal. The student is evaluated on the individual competency, and only once they have mastered it do they move on to others. After that, higher or more complex competencies are learned to a degree of mastery and isolated from other topics. Another common component of Competency-based learning is the ability to skip learning modules entirely if the learner can demonstrate they already have mastery. That can be done either through prior learning assessment or formative testing. Slide Show.

Competency Based Education 
Learning Methods

Job Readiness Training
Jobs Program

Glass Ceiling represents an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to women) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.

Professional Development is learning to earn or maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. It has been described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. Personal Development

Professional Development
The Makers Coalition 
Standards for Training
Performance Instruction 
American Society for Training and Development
My Skills My Future

Career Explorer
Read about your Career Options 
Careers in Government

Workforce Investment Act
Internet Guru Guide
Work Certified Program
Work Certification
Work Certified Testing
Military to Civilian Skills Certification Program

Service Learning with Disadvantaged Youth

School Counselor Responsibilities

School Counselor is a counselor and an educator who works in elementary, middle, and/or high schools to provide academic, career, college readiness, and personal/social competencies to all K-12 students through a school counseling program.

School Social Worker provides counseling services to children and adolescents in schools.

Consultant is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area.

Counseling Psychology

Counseling Categories (wiki)

Licensed - Accredited - Professional Advisor

School counseling professionals provide direct and indirect services to students. They also develop and implement comprehensive counseling programs that focus on student outcomes. Through direct student services, school counseling programs and their counselors provide: Core School Counseling Curriculum. Lessons that are designed to help students achieve competencies, knowledge, attitudes, and skills appropriate to their level of development. Individual Student Planning. Activities designed to assist students in establishing goals and developing their future plans. Responsive Services. Meeting the immediate needs and concerns of students in both individual and small-group settings or crisis counseling. Indirect services for students involve any activity that is completed on behalf of students. These include referrals, consultation, and collaboration with stakeholders such as administrators, teachers, parents, and community organizations. School counseling professionals are also involved in student evaluation of abilities, the identification of issues that impact school participation, and prepare and present workshops on certain topics such as bullying and drug abuse. Elementary school counselors take a collaborative approach to helping students. They work closely with teachers, administrators and parents to make sure every young student is being taught at the right level, students who may be struggling are getting the appropriate support and referrals, and the top students are being adequately challenged. They also watch for warning signs when a student may have a learning disability, an underlying emotional or behavioral concern, or having problems at home that affect their learning. In middle schools, school counseling professionals provide guidance where it is sorely needed, among a population that is experiencing physical, mental, emotional and social growing pains. From the transition from childhood to adolescence, middle school students typically explore and expand their interests, begin to connect their learning in school to real world experiences, engage in high levels of activity, develop their own identity, and seek opinions from peers for comfort, understanding, and approval. A middle school counseling office is rarely empty as all manner of issues arise daily, from physical and social conflicts, to academic struggles and emotional issues. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) describes the work of high school counseling offices as providing support, guidance, and opportunities to adolescents who are seeking to define their independence, transition into adulthood, and evaluate and further develop their skills. High school counselors provide academic and career planning activities, address personal and social development concerns, and prepare and present workshops on a variety of topics. Crisis counseling and management is prevalent to the high school counseling role as adolescents are challenged with the pressures of alcohol, sex, drug abuse, relationships, and multiple stressors.

Guide is a person who leads others to more abstract goals such as knowledge or wisdom. The term can also be applied to a person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations. Mentor.

Occupational Therapist works with a client to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of "purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence.

Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. Occupational therapists also focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places emphasis on the progress towards the client's goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client. Occupational therapists often work closely with professionals in physical therapy, speech therapy, nursing, social work, and the community.

Large Classroom with Students

Teacher Teacher by 38 Special (youtube)
Just when I thought I finally learned my lesson well
There was more to this than meets the eye
And for all the things you taught me, only time will tell
If I'll be able to survive, oh yeah.
Teacher, teacher can you teach me?
Can you tell me all I need to know?
Teacher, teacher can you reach me?
Or will I fall when you let me go? Oh, no.
Am I ready for the real world? Will I pass the test?
You know it's a jungle out there
Ain't nothin' gonna stop me, I won't be second best
But the joke's on those who believe the system's fair, oh yeah.
Teacher, teacher can you teach me?
Can you tell me if I'm right or wrong?
Teacher, teacher can you reach me?
I wanna know what's goin' on, oh yeah.
So the years go on and on but nothing's lost or won
What you learn is soon forgotten
They take the best years of your life
Try to tell you wrong from right
But you walk away with nothing, oh oh.
Teacher, teacher can you teach me?
Can you tell me all I need to know?
Teacher, teacher can you reach me?
Or will I fall when you let me go?
Teacher, teacher can you teach me?
Can you tell me if I'm right or wrong?
Teacher, teacher can you reach me?
I wanna know what's goin' on, oh.
Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
Teacher, teacher, can you reach me?
Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
Teacher, teacher, oh yeah.
Teacher, teacher
Teacher, teacher

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