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Teacher

A teacher is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue. Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone e.g. when showing a colleague how to perform a specific task. In some countries, teaching young people of school age may be carried out in an informal setting, such as within the family homeschooling, rather than in a formal setting such as a school or college. Some other professions may involve a significant amount of teaching e.g. youth worker, pastor. In most countries, formal teaching of students is usually carried out by paid professional teache ...

                                               

Peer tutor

A peer tutor is anyone who is of a similar status as the person being tutored. In an undergraduate institution this would usually be other undergraduates, as distinct from the graduate students who may be teaching the writing classes; in a K-12 school this is usually a student from the same grade or higher. There are some basic rules to establishing your peer tutoring program, the key to success is a clear objective. Thorough planning and evidence gathering activities will contribute to substantiation of the decisions you will make.

                                               

Teaching abroad

There are many different programs that exist to help people to teach abroad. If a person knows that they want to teach abroad but they are not sure if they are able to make the transition, they can pick a teaching program that goes from a semester to a couple of years. There are also programs where one can switch positions with a teacher overseas. When picking a program make sure it is a credible program. Three often-used paths for American teachers are teaching at a Department of Defense school, teaching at an international school, or working independently at any school accepting foreign ...

                                               

Academic discipline

                                               

Advanced Skills Teacher

Advanced Skills Teacher is a role in a maintained school in England and Wales. Advanced Skills Teachers are judged through external assessment against a range of criteria to demonstrate excellent classroom teaching practice. They are employed in Advanced Skills Teacher posts in roles which include an element of work dedicated to supporting teaching colleagues in their own schools, and other schools in the area, to improve their own practice. The role was introduced in 1998 to reward excellent teachers who chose to stay working in classrooms, rather than following other routes to promotion ...

                                               

Alternative teacher certification

Alternative teacher certification is a process by which a person is awarded a teaching license even though that person has not completed a traditional teacher certification program. In the US, traditional teacher certification is earned through completing a bachelors or masters degree in education, taking standardized tests, and fulfilling additional state requirements. Alternatively certified teachers typically possess a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and are completing an alternative certification program while teaching full-time. Other state certification requ ...