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Teaching Math Online: An In-Depth Teacher Interview

Teaching Math Online: An In-Depth Teacher Interview by All Star Staff Mel TaylorOnline Math ProfessorRidgewater College, Willmar, Minnesota Mel Taylor wanted to teach ever since she was in the 3rd grade. She has now been teaching math for over 38 years, and has specialized in teaching online math courses for eight years. For the last …Read more

How to Navigate the Teaching Job Market: A Teacher Interview

How to Navigate the Teaching Job Market: A Teacher Interview by All Star Staff Caroline Zogas High School Teacher: History & GovernmentYork Community High SchoolElmhurst, IL Becoming a teacher was her dream, but she knew it might be tough in today’s teacher job market. Not all prospective high school teachers are as lucky as Caroline Zogas. …Read more

The Rewards and Challenges of Teaching Elementary School: A Teacher Interview

The Rewards and Challenges of Teaching Elementary School: A Teacher Interview by All Star Staff Molly HengFormer 3rd grade teacher for Colton Joint Unified School District;Substitute teacher for San Bernardino City School District, CA Julie Vallens3rd grade bilingual teacher, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Watsonville, CA Rewards and Challenges Teaching is often referred to as …Read more

How to Thrive in a Special Education Classroom: A Teacher Interview

How to Thrive in a Special Education Classroom: A Teacher Interview by All Star Staff Pam CaseySpecial Education TeacherWest Valley Central SchoolWest Valley, NY Pam Casey, a creative special education teacher, stands at the door to her classroom and shakes hands with the student walking in. Each of her students gets a non-school related question …Read more

How One Special Education Teacher Battles Burnout

How One Special Education Teacher Battles Burnout by All Star Staff Roschele WagonerSpecial Education TeacherEverett, WA Meet Roschele Wagoner, a black belt in Aikido who uses her martial arts skills every day in the classroom to stay grounded, balanced, and disciplined. But even for a black belt, the challenges of being a teacher are many. …Read more

How My Master’s Degree in Teaching Has Helped My Career

5 Famous People with Disabilities by All Star Staff Sara MillsManager of School and Urban Education ProgramsIrvine Nature CenterOwings Mills, MD Do teachers really need a graduate degree? The question of whether to pursue a master’s degree is an important one for educators. According to the National Education Association, more than half of all teachers …Read more

Teacher Interview: The Lighter Side of Preschool Education

Teacher Interview: The Lighter Side of Preschool Education by All Star Staff Kerrilee HunterCo-founder, Jen’s Community at Wildcliff Early childhood can be one of the most rewarding age groups to teach. Of course, the mere thought of a classroom full of noisy, boisterous 3- and 4-year-olds is enough to send some people running for the …Read more

Interview: What It’s Like to Be a K-12 Music Teacher

Interview: What It’s Like to Be a K-12 Music Teacher by All Star Staff David WhitmireK–12 Music TeacherLiberty Christian SchoolHuntington Beach, CA Music teacher David Whitmire has his dream job. As a K-12 music teacher, he teaches a range of music classes to almost every student in the school, from general music education to choir …Read more

How I Became a High School Science Teacher and Found My Calling

How I Became a High School Science Teacher and Found My Calling by All Star Staff Will HooperHigh School Teacher–SciencePrivate Catholic School, Alabama Heading into his 3rd year of teaching, “Mr. Hooper,” as he’s known to his 14- to 18 year-old students, runs a tight ship in his high school science classroom. “You’d think I’m …Read more

What It’s Like to Study Elementary Education: A Student Interview

What It’s Like to Study Elementary Education: A Student Interview by All Star Staff Sarah GolchertGraduate, Elementary Education ProgramUniversity of Kentucky College of EducationLexington, KY When Sarah Golchert was not much more than a kid herself, she enjoyed watching the children of friends and family members. She liked answering their unending questions and always took …Read more