6 Reasons why teaching is a great career choice

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It seems that everywhere you turn these days, there is an article about teacher burnout, issues with the current education system, or lack of parental or administrative support for teachers. While many of these articles speak to the true challenges teachers face every day, what gets lost or muted is that many teachers love their […]

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Professional networking tips for education students

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Career networking is often touted as an important aspect of advancing one’s career. A recent LinkedIn survey finds that “70 percent of people in 2016 were hired at a company where they had a connection.” However, for William Woods education majors, networking can be more than a job search technique. Having a diverse and active […]

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Current Issues and Common Challenges in Athletics/Activities Administration

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One of the courses that Master of Education in Athletics/Activities Administration students take at William Woods is EDU 524 – Current Issues/Common Challenges. This course provides students with a broad understanding of common challenges and issues they will face as athletics directors in the local and state educational community as well as on the national […]

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How athletics/activities administrators can help ensure children and teens meet the daily physical activity requirements

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The importance of physical activity for K-12 students cannot be undermined. Research shows that students who are physically active are more likely to get higher grades in school, have regular attendance, and have better overall cognitive performance. Yet, many U.S. children and adolescents do not get the daily recommended amount of physical activity. According to […]

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Teacher absenteeism and reimagining substitute teaching

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According to a 2014 study by the National Council on Teacher Quality, teachers miss an average of 11 days out of a school year due to illness, illness of a loved one, professional development or other personal reasons. For students, this means that throughout their K-12 experience, six to 10 percent of their instruction is […]

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What you can see at the National Teachers Hall of Fame

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A four-hour drive from Fulton, Missouri, the National Teachers Hall of Fame might be a place to visit before summer’s end. Aspiring teachers, including bachelors in education students at William Woods University, can encounter interesting school artifacts, teacher resources and stories about some of the nation’s top educators. Known as Teacher Town USA, Emporia, Kansas […]

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Teachers’ point of view: An inside look at a teaching career

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An ongoing project by Scholastic Corporation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation known as Primary Sources, gathers opinions of thousands of teachers across the U.S. as a way of informing policymakers, the media and public on the ground realties faced by educators. While the goal of the project is to ensure that teachers’ voices […]

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Tending the fire; incorporating mindfulness into athletics administration, Part 3

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“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”—Bill Russell “Just as physical exercise must be performed with regularity to train the body for performance success, mental exercises must be practiced with regularity to benefit the athlete’s attention and well-being.” One recent study of Division I college football players looked into mindfulness therapy and relaxation […]

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Tending the fire; Athlete burnout and the athletics administration response, Part 2

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In a post last month, we began a series on athlete burnout and what it means for athletics administrators. In an article from the NCAA, “The state of burnout is often regarded as the endpoint of this breakdown process and is characterized by the absence of motivation as well as complete mental and physical exhaustion.” […]

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Tending the fire; Athlete burnout and the athletics administration response, Part 1

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Practice, competition, and conditioning in the off season, maintaining academic success and more — the external and internal pressures on a student athlete can be fierce. It’s why athlete burnout is a growing topic among athletics administration professionals; it is an issue many coaches, trainers, athletic directors, teammates and athletes themselves deal with on a […]

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