Educational Psychologist Job Profile

Educational PsychologyGrow to be a frontrunner in the fields of educating, studying, human improvement, and behavior in our Educational Psychology applications. To understand the traits of learners in childhood , adolescence , maturity , and old age , educational psychology develops and applies theories of human growth forty seven Often represented as levels via which individuals pass as they mature, developmental theories describe modifications in psychological talents ( cognition ), social roles, moral reasoning, and beliefs about the nature of knowledge.

After I earned my PhD, I bought a job as an academic evaluator for a large, urban school district, as a result of analysis and evaluation had been so much fun. That job actually helped me strengthen my skills, confidence and values as a researcher; enough to want to depart the place and consult in analysis alone. So my specialty within education psychology is analysis. I do all parts of …

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Using a strengths-based approach to help students realize their potential

In a successful strength observation, you will ask questions, expect unconventional answers, and learn about the students’ worlds. Searching for strengths in your students might seem intuitive, but it’s not. Since most of us educators were trained to identify students’ deficits, we have to actively work to identify their strengths. Pay attention to the following:

  • Does the student work better independently or in a group?
  • When does the student show excitement, boredom, more energy or less energy, frustration, or sustained focus?
  • How easily do they initiate tasks, shift between tasks, and stay on task?
  • Are they inspiring or motivating others?
  • Are they creative in how they approach a given task?
  • Do they leverage resources or social capital in a meaningful way?
  • What was challenging for the student?
  • What seemed easy for the student?
  • What patterns did you notice throughout the observation?

After the observation, review your findings with the student.

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Biden Pauses Student Loan Payments While Debt Relief Plan Is Tied Up In Court

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his administration is extending its pause on student loan payments through June 30, 2023, in light of Republicans waging a court battle over his debt forgiveness program.

“It isn’t fair to ask tens of millions of borrowers who are eligible for relief to resume their student debt payments while the courts consider the lawsuit,” Biden said in a video statement.

Biden began rolling out his highly anticipated student loan relief plan last month, offering to forgive $10,000 in student loans to individuals earning below $125,000 a year,

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STEM Activities for Middle School and High School

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education announced the initiative “YOU Belong in STEM,” which hopes “to galvanize the broad STEM education ecosystem . . . for all young people from PreK to higher education.” It recognizes the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education along with the role high-quality resources will play in expanding science literacy beyond a classroom’s zip code. 

When it comes to high-quality STEAM resources, countless teachers have already been stepping up to the plate to create the resources they need and elevate their students’ learning. These dedicated Teacher-Authors have then shared out their STEM activities through TPT for more teachers to use with their middle and high school students. Here are some examples of their engaging, rigorous, and inclusive STEAM resources that you can use in your classroom too. 

3 Fun STEM Projects for Middle and High School Students

Have your students lead their

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7 Reasons Why Teaching High School English Is the Best

Is your desk hiding under stacks of clipped papers that still need grading?

Up past your bedtime, scrolling through argumentative essays from a week ago that you promised to provide feedback for? 

Heard another student—in your actual, physical classroom—announce how much they hate reading and writing? 

I’ve been there. I’m not sure if I’ve met an English teacher who has not been there. Teaching high school English definitely comes with a unique set of challenges. But when I feel that kind of defeat setting in, as cheesy as it sounds, I think about all the reasons why I chose my content area and age group. Teaching high school English is truly the best. Here’s why. 

1. You get to shine a light on the ever-changing lexicon-of-the-youth.

Teenagers love nothing more than having their terminology stolen and dragged through the dirt by The Olds. “Oh, you like my drip? Thank

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