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4 Tips on How to Become a Teacherpreneur

A classroom teacher addresses her class.Are you an educator looking for ideas on how to take your commitment to your profession to the next level? This summer break, learn how to become a teacherpreneur and expand your influence in the classroom!

4 Summer Learning Activities to Keep Kids Engaged

A mom helps her son with activities from a summer learning program.

 

Its official – summer break has begun. While millions of students across the country rejoice, parents are searching for opportunities to keep those wandering minds active. Whether you're an educator looking for ways to keep kids engaged in summer school or a parent looking for tips, try one of these four summer learning activities for kids.

How an Advanced Degree in Education Can Open Doors

Education has evolved over the years - whether it's due to changing classroom technology, online degree programs, charter schools or any number of other modern shifts. Although today's education field might look a little different than it did 10 or 20 years ago, its importance hasn't changed.

The Common Core Curriculum in a Flatter, Faster World

BY: DR. CINDY GUILLAUME AND DR. CASEY REASON

The common core curriculum has been a long time coming. While much has been said about the challenges of its implementation, one thing is clear: the common core curriculum is a sure sign, as Thomas Friedman has reminded us, that the world is flatter and faster and those flattening elements are having an impact on the steps me must take to be competitive, which includes more thoughtfully examining what is happening in every classroom in the United States.

NCU Faculty Profile: Mentoring the Next Generation of Teachers, One at a Time

For Rebecca Erb, (Ed.D) life headed south - fast - on the first day of retirement.

Rebecca Erb, (Ed.D.) Rebecca Erb, (Ed.D.)

“I decided to avoid the reality of retirement by driving South to visit the states that I had not visited before: Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama,” laughs Erb.

NCU Student Profile: Education Is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Sheila Thomas (Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, candidate) has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, working at both public and private institutions. During her career, she has been able to combine her passion for education with her interest in professional development.

What the Olympics Can Teach Us about Teamwork

As we prepare for the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it's only natural to stop and think about what we can take away from tonight as well as the next two weeks of competition.

Trends in K-12 Education: Online Continuing Teacher Education

With each passing year, standards for student achievement in K-12 classrooms across the country continue to rise. Most recently, the wide-spread adoption of Common Core State Standards has forced a new focus on student achievement and application of real world knowledge and skills. In an effort to help students exceed these expectations and succeed in the classroom, proactive educators must seek continuing education that can be immediately translated in to the classroom.

Trends in K-12 Education: Gamification of the Classroom

Over the last century, the K-12 classroom has evolved into something almost completely unrecognizable to previous generations. From blackboards to SMART boards, quill pens to laptops and tablets, and most recently paper-and-pencil homework assignments to game-based instruction, the classroom is now a whole new world. Teachers be advised – the days of the traditional lecture in the classroom are gone. In the eyes of the K-12 student, gamification is the new standard of excellence.

Trends in K-12 Education: Tech Tools to Give Your Lesson Plans a New Look

The most successful teachers have the ability to take information and transform it in to an engaging lesson plan for students of all skill levels. A simple history lesson becomes a trip back in time to the days of George Washington that students not only enjoy, but also remember. Lesson planning is clearly an art form, but the introduction of technology to the classroom has brought its own set of challenges when it comes to utilizing new technology and engaging a generation of students who use it on a daily basis.