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Teacher wages, and the demand for teachers, are on the rise according to a recent article by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Below are a few random tidbits from the article:

  • Secondary school teachers earn an average of $57,200
  • The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program allows for cancellation of up to $17,500 in federal student loans if you teach for 5 years in a low-income community.
  • In 2014 there were 198,100 kindergarten and elementary special education teachers. Through 2024 the demand is projected to increase by 49,800.
  • Job openings for all post-secondary positions through 2024 is expected to be in excess of 550,000.

Like most jobs, teaching is not always easy. But perhaps you know someone who might inspire others to learn and to grow. With all the career mentoring in business, sometimes we forget to look at non-corporate options. If you know someone who should explore teaching, have them check out the full story at: http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2016/article/education-jobs-teaching-for-a-living.htm .

And now for a non-sequitur. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” A short and sweet teaching philosophy from a Chinese Proverb.

Go forth and learn.

LK

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