Education

It Takes A Village: Community Care for Autism

It Takes A Village: Community Care for Autism

The Importance of ‘You’ in University Admissions

The Importance of ‘You’ in University Admissions

TESOL: Helping Students Find Their Voice

TESOL: Helping Students Find Their Voice

Educators: Our Most Monumental Figures

Educators: Our Most Monumental Figures

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

May 25

How to Calm a Child with Autism in the Classroom

When it comes to working with special needs children, such as those with an autism-spectrum disorder (ASD), it’s a good idea to acquire a special toolbox of strategies in addition to your autism certification. These efforts will help your students thrive and feel comfortable in the classroom setting. Kids with autism may quickly become over-stimulated and they may have difficulty coping in new situations or […]

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April 25

It Takes A Village: Community Care for Autism

It takes a village. A widely used turn of phrase—one that is at the heart of California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) alumna Heather O’Shea’s calling. Her career is dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by autism. For the past 14 years, O’Shea has worked with ACES, an organization that provides comprehensive services to families living with autism and other developmental disabilities. She earned […]

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April 18

Top 10 Autism Teaching Resources

As educators of autistic students, there tend to be more challenges that need to be overcome every day. Some examples of these challenges include remaining socially interactive with other students, being hypersensitive to sounds or changes from their routine, and repetitive motions that can get in the way of schooling. The tools that other teachers use may not be the best ones for your students. […]

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April 18

Required Teaching Certificates and Why they’re Important

Most people would agree that having good teachers for our children is important, hence why teaching career requirements were established in the first place. Setting standards for our teachers helps to ensure they have adequate training and skills to effectively tackle the challenges of education. In collaboration with the California Department of Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) contributes significantly to aligning […]

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April 10

The Importance of ‘You’ in University Admissions

At Alliant, we believe that education is the great equalizer, but for many of California’s graduating high school classes, their chance at the education they want—at the California university they want—is becoming harder and harder to attain. Since this years’ outgoing Seniors entered high school, five campuses in the UC system alone—Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara—have seen their application numbers fly […]

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March 28

TESOL: Helping Students Find Their Voice

With our current political climate, with the ripples of insecurity and uncertainty being felt throughout our immigrant communities, and in honor of Cesar Chavez day—let us recognize the role that education plays in our societal push for equality. English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers have a critical role to play in the future of our immigrant children. […]

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February 14

Top 5 Resources for the TESOL Student

As a TESOL teacher, you can make your impact through enabling students to communicate, express and advocate for themselves. TESOL teachers give the gift of voice, and online resources complement classroom learning, so here our 5 favorite resources for TESOL learners. 1. Lanternfish TESOL learners of all ages will enjoy Lanternfish, which offers vocabulary flashcards, crossword puzzles, worksheets for young learners, vocabulary-boosting videos, quizzes, phonics, […]

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February 01

Study Tips to Prepare for CSET exam

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) designed the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) to help aspiring teachers meet requirements for credentialing. Each of the subject area tests measure the test-takers knowledge, skills, and abilities, thereby confirming a prospective teacher’s capacity to teach the subject. A major milestone for aspiring teachers in the state of California is successfully passing the CSET. You may have […]

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February 01

Which Teaching Credential is Right for Me?

You will need a teaching credential to become a teacher, but what type of teaching credential is right for you? Find out what you can do with the different types of teaching credentials. What are the Types of Teaching Credentials? Elementary school teaching credentials allow you to teach pre-K, kindergarten, and elementary education. Credentials for elementary education cover multiple subjects, rather than a single subject, […]

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