Desperate to fill vacant teacher slots, Oak Knoll Elementary School principal Iris Moran signed up three years ago for a program that brings teachers from foreign lands to U.S. schools.
The intent of the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) program is cultural exchange, but Moran says her initial purpose ”was almost just to help the situation” at her East Point, Ga., school — to replace teachers lost to retirement or maternity leave. Only now does she appreciate how enriching it is to have teachers from such countries as Chile, Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Australia, despite the fact that our President wants to close our borders to foreigners.
Other schools have taken similar routes to help fill a looming teacher shortage that experts say will require 2.2 million teachers over the next decade. The problem is compounded by the dearth of teachers in math and science — the two subjects in which U.S. students are the weakest when compared with peers in other countries. Many U.S. schools are pushing to recruit foreign teachers who can help remedy both problems:
* Chicago, the nation’s third-largest school district and the second-largest employer in Illinois, is looking for 3,500 new teachers for this school year. More than 130 teachers have been hired since August from 35 countries, including Japan, India, Colombia, Pakistan, Ghana, Jamaica, and Mexico.
The decision to take an online class or a traditional class depends on the person deciding, what it is they expect to get from a class and the type of environment they need to be successful. If you are a student that needs constant instruction and the cracking of the whip from your professor an online class may not be for you. The impact of online education is more relevant for the independent student who just needs to be given an outline of the course with the assignments and their due dates to be successful.
The effectiveness of the online class will also depend highly on the type of student that is considering taking an online class. If you prefer a one on one encounter with your teacher and your peers, you may feel isolated while taking an online class. This may cause you to become bored and in turn not give your all to your class. Or you may find yourself just doing the assignments for the sake of getting them done and getting a good grade and not retain any of the information.
The education that you need to have will depend on the career that you are going into. You will be able to get most of what you need whenever you are going to community college courses. Of course, you might need to make sure that you are getting what you will need so that you will be able to pay to go to college. So what does community college cost per year on average?
So when you’ve completed your high school curriculum comes the time when you will need to make sure that you are looking at what you are paying to go to college. The majority of the colleges you will be able to attend to will allow you to pay a very small amount to go to college. The important thing to make sure of is how much you will pay at any given time.
Paying By Course
Whenever you are going to community college, you will need to pay for the courses that you are taking. Each course will have a pay which is attached to it. Make sure that you are not only getting the courses that you will need for your degree. You will also need to make sure that you are getting the help you will need to afford what you are taking.
Looking to get your career going, but don’t know where to start? There’s a ton of information out there. Some of it’s good, and some of it… not so much. Since I decided to change my career, I’ve hit just about every roadblock out there. So now let’s take a look at “How to Motivate Yourself for School-the Education Quest”.
Now that I know they’re there, there’s no reason that you should have to run into the same problems. First of all, make sure that you are qualified. If not, go back to school and get the credentials you need. But the idea of going back to school was terrifying at first.
Many people have plenty of opportunities, free schools, yet they never got their HS or GED diploma. I know something about it, I was there myself. First, you try every resource that offers free prep. But these paid classes are expensive especially if you have no job so you end up looking for excuses. Fortunately, with the internet on your phone, you can follow BestGEDClasses online courses for example and get the GED (General Education Development) Test Certificate.
But back to what we were talking about, and it’s right. I hate social intervention. I break out into cold sweats just thinking about all of those people and all of those possible interactions.
Without a doubt, the one element in that separates the truly successful from everyone else is their habits! Ask yourself a question… does everything I do in any given day create positive results? Am I the lean entrepreneur I want to be? More importantly, if you break down all the activities in a day, what do those activities result in?
I want to introduce you to a system that will help you rate your daily activities and see if your habits are helping or hurting you! This is a formula that the select few, top earners have mastered and you need to learn. Lean entrepreneurship is what it takes to be competitive and successful in today’s challenging world with all its rapidly changing technological developments.
Completely Useless Activities. These are daily activities that not only earn you $0, they will actually cost you money. Entrepreneurs in any industry, not just Internet and Network Marketing, absolutely can’t afford to spend any time here.
These would involve: constant email activity, needlessly worrying about things that are simply out of your control, spending useless time in social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Youtube…), and my favorite – ANY TV!
Why change? When I hear people talk about a change in their lives, it always strikes me how different people think about themselves.
The two extremes are easy to notice. On the one hand, I meet people close to being perfect, but relentlessly striving to further improve themselves. On the other hand, I come across people who think they are perfect, but … you know what I mean 😉 .
I think it’s not necessary to change, if you genuinely are happy with every aspect of yourself. Read that sentence again.
What I just said is critical, because most people are not happy with who they are or with the way they live their lives. If you are unhappy with a certain aspect of your life, then you have two options, accept it or change it.
Although it seems like the easiest option, accepting yourself is easier said than done, believe me. What’s more, one day you seemingly live in peace and harmony, whereas other days you’re so mad at yourself for being like this or that, and you cannot stand yourself. I think you know what I’m talking about.
Lately, I’ve been forgetting to take my medicines – Zoloft and THE PILL – before bed. It shouldn’t be so easy to forget them. They are right there in the medicine cabinet, next to my contacts, staring at me as I plunge myself into blindness in a nightly ritual.
It should be pretty simple. Take out my contacts, put the case in the cabinet, and grab the prescriptions from the shelf. But it’s not. I keep forgetting.
There are some obvious downsides to this forgetfulness. For one thing, I’m (close but) not quite ready to start on Bebe le Deuxieme. Did you hear that, Subconscious? I’m not quite ready yet. Give me a few more months, and then we’ll talk.
Side note: I even called to schedule my annual girly parts check-up, and they couldn’t fit me in until late August. Ain’t nothing happening in the uterus till after that appointment!
Either way, when I made an official declaration last week to get my house in order, I expected some interference. I had no idea.
Monday. The number one goal was to have stress-free mornings with no yelling. The laying out of things the night before went well. Aside from a hidden shoe, that wasn’t a problem. The problem was a faulty awaking apparatus, i.e. my cell phone.
Monday morning it didn’t go off. Rather, it went off, but it was set to silent. Luckily, DH gets up at 6:45 (5 minutes before scheduled departure) and woke me up. I was waking children, making coffee (absolute necessity, no matter how late), fixing bowls of cereal, changing a diaper, and corralling everyone into the car–all while trying NOT to yell. I succeeded, for the most part. We left at 7:15. The middle schoolers were late and I made it in to work with seconds to spare.
If you’re a Bostonian, you likely celebrate (and groan) at the sight of a calendar when Evacuation Day, Patriots’ Day and Bunker Hill Day come into view. The day off from work, an extended weekend or vacation and even more competition for that sneaky parking spot at the end of your street.
Well, prepare yourself, stock the fridge and get yourself some traffic cones because Independence Day is on the way! Keep reading to see some of my favorite ways to celebrate the 4th of July!
What to do: Navy Week and OpSail ships visiting Boston
Sweet, sweet Internet. How I’ve missed you. We’re here at our new house and we are LOVING IT. Last Thursday night I hit a point where, upon looking around my house and seeing just what we were up against – the boxes stacked so high I couldn’t see over them, the piles of garbage bags, the stacks of, like, shit – I wondered why the hell we’d ever considered moving. There was so much work ahead of us and all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and forget about everything.
But we’re five days into our new house and we already feel at home. We’re not fully unpacked and there’s still a lot to do but it just feels like home.More Link