What Makes a Good Teacher? Here’s How!

Being a good teacher isn’t easy. There are many things they do that the average educator doesn’t. There are several qualities that good teachers have that others don’t. You can read a great article on the qualities of a good teacher on Education Initiation.

How to become a teacher in Arkansas, is what many people want to know. There are several requirements for applicants wanting to apply for teacher certification within the Arkansas area. Most applicants must obtain a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college. An application for an educator teaching license must be filled out first. A complete background check is required by the FBI, Arkansas State Police Department, and the Child Maltreatment Central Registy Department. The initial license recieved will be good for one to three years, after an applicant has completedan undergraduate program at a accredited college. Before an initial license is given, applicants must pass the PRAXIS I, and the PRAXIS II exams. These tests are to evaluate how competent a person is in their math, writing, and reading skills. All teachers entering the field after certification, will work with a mentor during the first years of teaching in Arkansas. The mentor is provided for helping with improving teaching skills.

After working with a mentor in Arkansaas, the mentor will schedule the PRAXIS III test for the teacher when they feel the teacher is ready to take it. The standard teaching license is administered once the PRAXIS III test has been passed. Standard licenses are good for five years, and must be renewed afterwards. The non-traditonal licensure program allows teachers to work in classrooms while they are obtaining their initial license. Teachers must have a Bachelor’ Degree while obtaining the initial license. Professional teaching permits in Arkansas does allow for persons to teach who has a Bachelor’s Degree. Professional teaching permits allow the teacher to only teach in certain areas, in which the teacher must have already had experience working in. Reciprocity allows for teachers from other states, to work in the Arkansas area. For people wanting more information on teaching and certification, and how to become a teacher in Arkansas, they can visit many websites for information.

Sun Valley Photography Champion

I’m a big fan of photography, and there is no place I enjoy it more than coming from Sun Valley. Sun Valley has some of the most scenic views and an incredible abundance of beautiful wildlife. It is truly a special place for many reasons beyond the rich and famous who live there, and is the kind of place that the magic of photography really captures. I recently saw some of the pictures that Amanda Stelling, from Belle-Ink, took, and they were phenominal! There is no doubt that she is the champion of Sun Valley photographers!