Category Archives: Teachers

The Tenure Debate: Pros and Cons

Across the nation, teacher tenure is becoming a major flash point in many states. Florida and New Jersey are considering ending tenure altogether. Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania are also considering significant changes. Teacher tenure is the increasingly controversial form of job protection that public school teachers and university professors in all states receive after one to seven years on the job. As you’ll learn in the pros and cons about tenure in this article, tenure isn’t a guarantee that teachers will retain their jobs for life. And, considering all the other threats to teachers’ positions — including being falsely accused of a variety of matters — teachers may find that their teaching performances are more important than ever. Continue reading →

The Education Hall of Fame: 10 Teachers Who Made History

You don’t have to be in the middle of a Master’s in Teaching degree, to have been influenced by one or several teachers in your education. These unsung heroes have more impact on their students than even they are aware of. Whether interested in becoming a teacher or just want to learn from one, there are many ways students can learn from them even if they have never set foot in one of their classrooms.

Below, we have gathered 10 teachers who made history, and many of them have published works, lectures, and even videos still roaming the web to be viewed at a click. From the dawn of educational time to teachers who are still going strong, you might find a few of your favorites, as well as a few lesser known ones on the list. Continue reading →