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Kendall Buell's insight:
This article really had me thinking. I am very interested in pyschology and teaching, so this article hit all of my main interests. I would recomend reading it if you are interested in the pyschology of teaching.
Nominations sought for non-tenure track teaching excellenceWSU NewsPULLMAN, Wash.
Kendall Buell's insight:
Teaching excellence by non-tenure track faculty at Washington State University will be recognized with a new universitywide annual award, the President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Tenure Track Faculty. I think it is awesome that the school decided to have an annual award for teachers. It sets a great standard and will greatly motivate teachers.
Governor Scott and Republican lawmakers are prodding Florida’s 12 state universities to find ways to steer students toward majors that are in demand in the job market. The message from Tallahassee could not be blunter: Give us engineers, scientists, health care specialists and technology experts. Do not worry so much about historians, philosophers, anthropologists and English majors. To nudge students toward job-friendly degrees, the governor’s task force on higher education suggested recently that university tuition rates be frozen for three years for majors in “strategic areas,” which would vary depending on supply and demand. An undergraduate student would pay less for a degree in engineering or biotechnology — whose classes are among the most expensive for universities — than for a degree in history or psychology. State financing, which has dropped drastically in the past five years, would be expected to make up the tuition gap. Although this does not apply directly to myself, I still think this was a very interesting article and I am amazed that science teachers are needed and tuition may be frozen for certain majors.
The profession of teaching requires a Bachelor’s degree and teacher certification at minimum, and some states require a Master’s as well. Now days, you can fulfill nearly all of the requirements of becoming a teacher online, allowing you to work while earning your degree. In general the education industry regards online degrees positively; some school districts encourage prospective teachers to earn their certifications online so they can continue to teach while in school. I think this article was great! Very informing about online ceritification, yet I still question the reliability and success of online degrees.
American College of Education announced its new Master of Arts in Teaching and Transition to Teaching Certificate programs for people with a passion for teaching who have not had the benefit of formal training in the field. American College of Education is an accredited online college that provides online master’s degree programs for educators. The mission of American College of Education is to make affordable, online degree programs that provide evidence-based content and relevant experiences to improve educators’ knowledge, skills and performance. I think The American College of Education is doing a great job and they deserve a round of applause for their efforts at making teaching a more reachable and attainable job career. This article was a great, informing read. I definitely recommend it!
GPBGrant Supports Autism Teaching ProgramGPBA University of Georgia graduate program that prepares elementary school teachers to work with autistic children has received a federal grant of $1.2 million.
Kendall Buell's insight:
A University of Georgia graduate program that prepares elementary school teachers to work with autistic children has received a federal grant of $1.2 million. I think this is a great way to make education more prominent in our society but I also believe that most schools have a great special education department and ciriculum. The money could go to a more desparate cause, in my opinion.
McKinsey just published a groundbreaking study of the impact of education on employment and it illustrates the huge mismatch between our educational system and the job skills employers need. It demonstrates the tremendous need for skills in the workforce, and points out many gaps in the educational system's ability to drive these skills. I didn't understand the point of the article, and I also didn't think it was very informative. I wouldn't suggest anyone to read it.
The Chancellor of Higher Education, Hamid Shirvani, announced that he would ask for 30 additional employees to help develop a progressive ‘big agenda’ for the North Dakota University System. The $8 million for the additional staff is buried in the $84 million increase requested by the Board of Higher Education in its budget proposal to the governor. This is a great, informative article and very interesting. Jobs are out there for teachers, you just have to look harder!
Glenstal Abbey, the famous Benedictine school, is to admit girls for the first time. He believes our long school summer holidays are "a disgrace" and that classes should be half their current size. In an interview with the Irish Independent this week he also revealed that Glenstal is to admit girls for the first time. Girls will initially be introduced as day pupils in fifth and sixth year, but no date has yet been set for the start of co-education at the 80-year-old school.
He said allowing girls to attend as boarders would be difficult in the short term, because of building costs. The only part I really thought stood out about this article was the part at which it says that Abbey believes our summer holidays are a disgrace and classes should be half their size. I definitely agree with him. Classes these days range from 25-35 students, that is ridiculous! A good education is becoming harder and harder for kids to recieve. Making this easier on us by cutting down class size would make the world a better place.
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