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Archive | February, 2013

Service Members and Teaching: The Characteristics Desired by Principals

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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By Craig Gilman
Faculty Member at American Public University

Are you are a military service member who has considered becoming a teacher after the military, but uncertain if you have the personal and professional traits for success in the classroom? Chances are you do.

“There must be, within our Army, a sense of purpose.  There must be a willingness to march a little farther, to carry a heavier load, to step out into the dark and the unknown for the safety and will-being of others.”
~ General Creighton Abrams

When you wear your uniform and look in the mirror, what do you see?

How to Be a Better Faculty Member

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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By Dr. Chris Reynolds
AVP & Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning at American Public University System

Being a professional educator is a rewarding, yet sometimes difficult, profession. This is particularly the case when teaching online. Unlike our traditional classroom colleagues, we rely on the Internet to deliver our lectures and interact with students. From coaching students and guiding their classroom activities to teaching and illustrating significant points, faculty success is measured by actively participating in the classroom.

Your Military Background is Needed for Teach for America!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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By Craig Gilman

The You Served For America, Now Teach For America initiative aims to bring top military professionals to our nation’s highest-need schools by partnering with branches of the military and veterans’ organizations to identify candidates for the program. Former U.S. Army staff sergeant and 2009 Teach For America alumnus Shaun Murphy will lead this new initiative and has a goal of tripling the number of military participants in the next two years.

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