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Becoming A Teacher: An Online Course in Teaching

A very good information piece which explores various topics for those considering going into the education field and becoming a teacher. A great infographic.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Having Computer Labs In Schools

The field of education has seen a fair number of transformations over the years. When considering these changes, one question which does seem to be popping up quite regularly has to do with the issue of computer labs in schools. More specifically, are computer labs in schools still relevant and good practice…or are they destined to go the way of the proverbial dodo bird as they become expendable and extinct?

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10 ways for students to make money while in college or university: Part 2

Quite some time ago I wrote an article entitled 10 ways for students to make money while in college or university. Within the article I presented the first 5 tips for students to earn extra income while in school, with the promise being to post the second half of the list the following week. As happens so often in life, I became a tad distracted by my daily job and the other articles I have been compiling for this blog. In other words, I never returned to the topic. However, this article has generated a lot of discussion and visits to my blog and I have received numerous requests to complete the second part. Considering the fact that students are frequently hit with a massive debt load once they finally graduate from college or university, this interest should really come as no surprise. So for that reason, here is 10 ways for students to make money while in college or university: Part 2

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Top 10 List Of Issues In Education Which Make Me Go… HUH?

One of the reasons I first began writing this blog was to address the lack of clarity in regards to many educational issues. Nevertheless, while my intent is to help others make sense of the frequently confusing nature of the “system”, the truth is that a number of issues consistently arise which put me at a loss for words. To put it bluntly…this is the top 10 list of things in education which make me go…”Huh!”

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9 Ways To Help Your Child Learn At Home

One of the most common questions teachers receive from parents would have to be “How do I help my child at home?” While each child is quite unique, and as such the advice I give to parents will vary on a case by case basis, there are some common answers to these questions. Below are some standard and typical tips for helping children at home which are applicable for essentially all children.

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7 Strategies to Increase Self-Esteem in Children

One area of social and emotional development which can massively impact a child’s learning and development in either a negative or positive way is that of self-esteem. That being said, the question which then arises is how do we as educators and parents help to boost a child’s self-esteem? I have outlined below 7 solid methods to increase the self-esteem of our students every single day.

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6 Great Board Games Which Help Children Learn

In this age of technology, we may sometimes forget about some traditional and very effective and engaging tools for learning. One such tool is board games. They are not only engaging, but also promote the development of thinking, social, math, language, memory and communication skills in children. With that in mind, I have comprised a list of 6 best board games for children. In order to make the list user friendly I have included age range, the simple premise of the game and the educational value it presents.

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Qualities of a Good Principal

In order to once again attempt to further refine my own practice, I have decided to post what I consider to be the most important qualities of a good school principal. This is essentially my own list and are rules I live by every single day on the job. I would love to get some feedback at the end of this article in the comment section in regards to your thoughts or insight into areas I may be missing or neglected to mention.

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6 Top Education Issues of 2013: A Year In Review

There has been no shortage of major events, issues and stories which have occurred across all domains in the world over the course of 2013. Nevertheless, I have created what I consider to be the top 6 education issues and stories of 2013 which truly have no borders.

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Edubabbling For The Masses Shout Out

Edubabbling For The Masses Shout Out     So in a few short weeks, Edubabbling For The Masses will be 5 months old.  I actually find that to be quite amazing for when I first began writing this blog I

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