The Break Room

Blogging by JCB Diagnostics

The Break Room

Blogging by JCB Diagnostics

February 11, 2017

Millennials and The Teaching Profession: An Infrastructure Desperate for Innovation

When the thought of evolving and thriving professions occurs in the 21st century, why does the teaching profession fail to cross our mind? The answer is simple, teaching has failed to evolve into a career choice that fosters innovation, offers a competitive salary, and provides a system of growth opportunities.

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January 21, 2017

The Benefits of Teaching English in China

Tips for Teaching AbroadIf you wish to work abroad, teaching could be the best option for you. In addition, it can turn into a financially lucrative career. If you happen to take a job like teaching English in China, it can prove to be more profitable than teaching in your own country because of all the benefits it provides.

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January 14, 2017

Need Money for Your Classroom? Write a Grant!

The Only Grant Writing Book You Will Ever NeedLet’s face it. It’s almost a necessity for teachers to spend a lot of their own money to purchase supplies for their classes and classrooms. Because educators have a ton of great ideas about projects and programs to start with their students, finding money to do them is always a problem. That’s where grant writing comes in. It can sound intimidating, but once you understand the basics, you can develop an approach that will work for you. Since I started writing grants, I’ve been awarded over $6,000 of funding to develop my own projects. I wanted to provide some information that I’ve acquired and that I think is helpful for beginners. Be sure and get this book on the left, you’ll need it! There’s more info about it at the bottom of this post.

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January 6, 2017

Why You Should Teach Students Outside of the Classroom

Teaching Outside the ClassroomAt some point in your life you have sat down in a classroom for a long period of time, just listening and taking in information. It may have been a topic you normally would be fascinated by, but on this occasion, you just could not maintain concentration. Every word just goes in one ear and out the other. We have all experienced this, yet few people take this into account when planning or delivering lessons. Have you considered teaching outside of the classroom?

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December 30, 2016

How to Supplement Learning with Computer Programming

Welcome back to the Break Room Blog! We are pleased to share a guest post from our colleague Nick, the editor of LiveLiftCode.com. LiveLiftCode is a programming, fitness, and lifestyle website that emphasizes teaching the basics of programming and fitness to newcomers. Read on to see his post about supplementing student learning with computer programming.

 

From Nick: In my experience, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to programming and coding. First, there is an assumption that you have to be incredibly tech savvy (and maybe a tad dorky) to learn to code, and this isn’t true. Second, there is a stigma that programming is something that is only done by the brightest of the bright and that the average person cannot learn to be an effective coder. I can attest that this is also false, as I am not a genius by any stretch.

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Are you a teacher that wants better organization and tech tips? Check out the Google course below to get started with Google tools!

Do you want to live and teach abroad? This is a must watch to learn how!!

Do you want to understand how your child thinks and learns? Learn how you can help support them in the video below.