With teacher performance pay, teacher salaries are greatly based on their students' standardized test scores. Here's why teacher performance pay is ineffective.
Minimizing and simplifying have given me the freedom to devote more time and energy to more meaningful pursuits. Added benefits have been reduced living expenses and a significant decrease in stress.
Most people don’t want to be alone for the holidays. Here are some ways you can reach out to people you know or suspect will spend the holidays alone.
Teaching academic vocabulary to English language learners must be intentional and is most effective when essential vocabulary is selected from their reading text and explicitly taught in advance.
Deciding who will be the floaters is easy if the floating teacher designations are made thoughtfully and rationally. Here's how.
This article is based on my experiences as a floating teacher and offers suggestions on how administrators can better equip floaters for success.
The quality of your lesson plans will in great part determine how efficiently class time is used and how much content your students learn each period.
Many teachers experience frustration with English Language Learners in their classrooms. Here are five easy strategies you can begin to use immediately to help your ELLs succeed!
What drives the workplace bully to harass his coworkers? How does he do it? Why does he get away with it?
An inside look at what it’s like working for language agencies as a freelance medical interpreter, based on my own experiences.
This article offers eight tips to freelance medical interpreters who are applying to language agencies for work, including some pitfalls to avoid in the process.
This article will equip you to set your rates with confidence and perspective as you embark on your new career as a freelance medical interpreter.
This article will introduce you to the medical interpreter profession by answering basic questions about credentials, training, and certification.
This article explores the values embodied in The Sound of Music that contribute to the movie's lasting popularity.
This is a poem I wrote about how easy it is to get so caught up in the holiday frenzy that we miss the real meaning of Christmas.
We are each in a position to instill hope and confidence in people with our words of affirmation.
Do you feel stuck in a job you don't enjoy and long to express yourself artistically? Here are some steps you can take to begin to pursue your artistic passion.
Incorporate these elements into your writing to create a highly engaging article.
It's important that we remember to express our appreciation to others when they go out of their way for us.
There are key elements to watch for during the interview and pointed questions we can ask to help us determine if the job we're interviewing for is a job we really want.
What characterizes a great doctor? Tips on how to find a great medical professional.
By observing the specific characteristics of successful people, we can follow their lead to help us move toward our own goals and dreams.
This article presents 7 tips that helped me prepare for and pass the 12 mini-scenarios portion of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) Oral Exam.
On the surface, perfectionism appears to be a noble pursuit. But here's how it works against you, along with steps you can take to break free from it.
Working as a freelance medical interpreter can be highly stressful. Here are 7 ways to keep your stress at bay so you can be at your best on the job.
Here’s what has drawn more buyers to my posts and helped sell my items on Craigslist more quickly.