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How to Become a Principal in Texas

From overseeing homecoming pep rallies to arranging transportation for a single student, no concern is too big or small for elementary, middle, and high school principals. These leaders in education devote their lives to helping students, parents, and teachers overcome daily challenges. For their efforts, principals are rewarded with the chance to watch young students…

Education
The Importance of Early Detection of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with word decoding, or the ability to understand how a word’s appearance relates to what it sounds like. Regardless of their vision or intellect, people with dyslexia can experience difficulty reading, spelling, and speaking. What it’s like to live with dyslexia? Dyslexic individuals often report that they…

Political Science
7 Great Jobs for Political Science Majors

Political science is the study of government and political systems: how they’re structured, how they operate, and how they interact with one another at different levels. Many formal degree programs in political science delve into both theory and practice to give students the broadest possible understanding of the subject. A Bachelor of Arts in Political…

Education
Creating an Inclusive Classroom in Special Education

The vast majority of students with disabilities spend their school days in general education classrooms, surrounded by nondisabled peers. The reasons for this are clear: students with disabilities have improved academic outcomes, have fewer absences, and receive better instruction when taught alongside their nondisabled peers. However, in order for students with disabilities to master general…

Education
What Role Does Psychology Play When Teaching Special Education?

Psychology is the study of the biological, social, and environmental influences that affect how people think, behave, and learn. This last item has been the subject of great debate in the special education field, where educators strive to help students overcome achievement gaps. With about 14% of all public school students in the U.S. receiving…

Education
The Use of Technology in Special Education

Technology use has become as standard in today’s classrooms as it has throughout every other aspect of our lives: jobs, family life, personal finances, etc. While students used to carry a stack of textbooks to school, now they’re carrying laptops—even at the elementary level. The paper notebook, in many cases, has been supplanted by the…

Education
What Is a Curriculum Specialist?

You’ve used various materials throughout your education to help you understand important topics and concepts—textbooks, videos, presentations, and more. While in our younger days we may take these materials for granted, as we grow, we sometimes wonder, “Who decides on all of this? Where does it come from? What kind of degree is required for…

Education
Why Pursue a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership?

Educational leadership is as important as it sounds. But what exactly does it mean? A cursory web search will yield many different meanings. All of these definitions have one common thread binding them together, however: helping educators perform their best so students can excel. The impact of educational leadership is profound and extensive. As a…

Psychology
How Everyday Uses for Psychology Can Impact Your Life

Psychology has a number of interesting applications. It can be used to alter perceptions, turn enemies into friends, and even make people ignore a man in a gorilla suit. Many individuals are first attracted to the field of psychology by the impact these incredible phenomena have on themselves and those around them. Let’s explore some…

Communication
How Much of Communication Is Nonverbal?

We’ve all heard that 90% of communication is nonverbal, but is there any truth to this adage? When someone reads a transcript of a politician’s impassioned speech, are they really missing out on the majority of the message? While the audience may get the essence of what’s being said, there will always be something lost…

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