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Life as a High School Physics Teacher: Career advice from the front lines

Jared B. Breakall, Ph.D. | March 2, 2021

A physics teacher and his wifeDeciding on a career path can be an important and difficult decision. What do you want to spend your life’s work doing? What will be most meaningful to you? What career will you enjoy most?

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Career advice from the front lines: A discussion with a middle school science teacher

Jared B. Breakall, Ph.D. | November 20, 2020

Deciding on a career path can be an important and difficult decision. What will be most meaningful to you? What career will you enjoy most?

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Do college faculty members support grade 7-12 teaching?

Savannah L. Logan, Ph.D. | October 6, 2020

The United States is facing a critical shortage of grade 7-12 STEM teachers, especially in physics, chemistry, and math. This shortage will likely lead to snowballing effects: fewer STEM majors at the college level, fewer skilled workers in science and technology, and lower overall scientific literacy in the US population.

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How Do Teacher Retirement Plans Work?

Drew Isola | August 28, 2020

If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, or are just starting out your career, you might be wondering how teacher retirement plans work? Hopefully this article will give you a good overview of these plans and give you a chance to make some retirement estimates for your state or the states where you might be interested in teaching.

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The Top 3 Reasons Science and Math Students Want to Become Teachers

Jared B. Breakall, Ph.D. | August 13, 2020

I first discovered my passion for teaching in a general chemistry class I had at community college.  Our instructor gave us an assignment where we needed to choose a chemistry topic that we were interested in and then teach that topic to the rest of the class. As I struggled to learn thermochemistry well enough to teach it to my classmates, I feel like it “clicked” for the first time. With my newfound understanding, I was then able to share my excitement about the subject with others. 

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