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6 - Hinton News Tues. July 25, 2017 Teaching Today Change Careers: Answer The Calling To The Classroom (NAPS)--Here's news many may find educational: According to a recent Uni- versity of Phoenix College of Education survey,* one in three (34 percent) K-12 teachers nationwide say they changed careers to join the teaching profession, with 36 percent of career changers com- ing from a business and management background. When asking career changers why they made the decision to become a teacher, they cited always wanting to teach (36 porcent), a change of pace (31 percent) and more flexible schedules (23 percent) as top reasons for joining the profession. "In a time when the educational en- vironment is faced with teacher short- ages and uncertainty, it is critical to build a strong pipeline of talented edu- cators committed to preparing students for success" said Dr. Pamela Roggeman, Ed.D., academic dean for the College of Education at University of Phoenix. "Many amazing teachers satisfy those needs in America's schools, and, in my experience, career changers are an im- portant part of continued student suc- cess in the classroom." K-12 teachers agree that career changers meet a valuable need in Ameri- ca's classrooms. According to the survey, K-12 teachers say there are many bene- fits to having career changers in the class- room, including bringing "real-world" applications for subjects being taught (64 percent), fresh ideas (48 percent) and more teacher diversity (46 percent). "Those who change careers to enter teaching tend to bring rich knowledge and strong skill sets from their previ- ous roles that often enhance the student learning experience" said Dr. Roggeman. For anyone considering career changing into the classroom, here are four tips from Dr. Roggeman on how to be best prepared for a career in teaching: Regardless of the education climate, many people are eager to leave their jobs in search of a teaching career, where they can feel effective every day. 1. Seek educator preparation that provides strong teaching practice knowledge. Finding a preparation pro- gram that helps aspiring educators grow and refine their craft is helpful for long- term success in a classroom setting, and is especially beneficial during the first few years in the profession. 2. Choose a school that is willing to invest in efficacy and retention through strong induction programs designed to support first- and second-year teachers in areas critical to lung-term success. This can include classroom manage- ment, lesson planning, instruction and assessment all essential skills for any educator. 3. Identify a personal and profes- sional support system, such as an effec- tive veteran colleague or support from a professional organization. Having a sea- soned educator providing regular feed- back can help new teachers feel more comfortable and be more effective. 4. Finally, if you experience the call, answer it. Make a difference• Become a teacher. Learn More For further facts and stats on career change and education, see the College of Education at University of Phoenix on- line at *Survey of l,O01 U.S: full-time employed K-12 teachers who have at least an undergraduate degree conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of University of Phoenix between March 29 and April 3, 201Z For complete survey methodology including weighting variables, contact Amanda Barchilon at He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irrev- erence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. --Jacob Bronowski The Empire State Building is topped by a mooring mast for dirigibles. However, only one such ship ever docked there. That took place on September 16, 1931. The idea was later scrapped because of safety concerns. --Viktor Frankl The Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt, constructed around 2500 B.C., was the tallest building in the world until the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889. Jack's Bargain Located between Advanced Auto Parts and Save-A-Lot Hours: Men-Sat 10-7 Sunday !-7. Phone 681-207-7347 Come out and check out our bargains. EOE M/F/D/V Preparedness For The 2017 Hurricane Season Starts With Simplicity (NAPS)--The 2016 hurricane season ended a decadelong landfall drought in Florida. Hurricane Hermine struck Florida's north coast in early September, and then Hurricane Matthew tore north along the Atlantic coast in early October. The intensity of that late-season storm left more than 1 million Florida homes and businesses in the dark while 485,000 were without power in South Caroli- na; 300,000 in Georgia; and more than The time to prepare an emergency 127,000 in North Carolina. kit is before a hurricane or other di- The climatological hurricane season saster strikes. is long, running between June 1 and No- vember 30, but it's become increasing- dents should anticipate a disruption in ly important for vulnerable home and the electric utility. Depending on the business owners--from the Gulf Coast storm's intensity, damage to the elec- to New England--to take the necessary trical infrastructure can be extensive. steps ahead of the storm warningsand the Downed power lines, flooding, fallen inevitable rush for emergency supplies, structures, debris and other obstacles "It's better to be ready for a nonevent will affect the speed of power resto- than it is to be caught off guard by a ration, so it's important to prepare for strong storm" said Russ Minick, chief an outage duration that may become marketing officer at Generac Power uncomfortable. Systems. "We believe we can offer man- An emergency hurricane kit for the ageable ways to guide homeowners and family and any pets should be easily ac- businesses through the storm season, but cessible within the home. In addition staying safe starts with preparedness" to food and bottled water, a kit like this For this hurricane season, Generac should include a flashlight, first aid kit, Power Systems is advocating that home battery-powered radio, a whistle to sig- and business owners take a simple but nal for help, and an assortment of hand proactive course of action. Regardless of tools. If someone in the home is depen- what the early forecasts or predictions dent on electricity for life-sustaining may say, it's paramount that prepara- medical equipment, review the family tions start earlier than the issued hurri- plan to access backup power or make cane warnings• arrangements to relocate when storm When it comes to emergency power warnings are issued. needs, Generac advises that a portable Outages and the need for fuel go generator be exercised every month, that hand in hand. During a power outage, maintenance bescheduledifneededand you still might need to be out and that portable generator shoppers use a about--maybe even evacuate the area-- sizing calculator to gauge their needs, so ensuring that your car is fueled is Additionally, homeowners who seek a important• In a worst-case scenario, greater peace of mind from an automat- your car can serve as a source of light, ic home standby generator should take heat and electricity. A portable generator the opportunity to schedule an in-home is far better suited to provide backup assessment, as automatic home standby power, though, so make sure it has clean units take time to get installed, fuel, as well. And make sure any fuel you Generators keep critical appliances store is kept in approved containers. A running. Lights stay on, devices stay detailed list of power outage safety tips charged and weather updates are avail- for homeowners and businesses can be able on television, radio or online. As found at with most tropical storms, coastal resi- prep. e Lewis~g~\~'s M~e~as wel~ • This Satm'day'the Lewisb~-~ ~ .............. ...... " Farmer's Market p0p-up Care will as eggs an~iety of~oi~am~' be serving samples of stir-fry made vegetables, fruit and greens. with organic chicken from Lauren Rainbow Farm chicken is and PaulBrenner of Rainbow Farm, available at Swift Level Fine and fresh in-season vegetables from Meats in Fairlea,'and is served at other Market vendors, the Historic General Lewis Inn, Stop by from 10 a.m. - noon for a Stardust Care, Blackwell's Catering sample of this fresh, locally sourced and the Greenbrier Sporting Club. meal, which you can easily andLFM is open Saturdays from 8:30 tastily reproduce at home. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot between Rainbow Farm in Sandstone, WV the Post Office and the Lewisburg raises Cornish Rock cross chickens United Methodist Church, where on pasture supplemented only by vendors have an amazing selection grain, vitamins, and minerals--no of local and organic meats and antibiotics or artificial hormones, produce, chair massage, handmade Rainbow has frozen and wearables, and kid's activities. occasionally fresh chicken at the SINGING IN THE HILLS GOSPEL SING The annual Singing In The Hills gospel sing will be held on July 29, 2017 at the Stewart Farm on Boom Hollow Road in Clayton, WV The singing will begin at 2:00 PM. There are several great singers lined up for the event. So come out and have a good evening listening to gospel singing. There will be signs placed out to i -show you how to get there. COMMUNITY MARKET ' 'q?he Alderson Community, Market at the Greenbrier River Interpretive Center, 1447 Riverview Avenue East, will he held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this Sunday. Fresh produce & animal products will be available from the ' vendors attending. Kid's activities and a live musical performance will begin around noon." Get Into Print PHOTOGRAPHS General Tips • Set .up your photo by getting close to your subject. Pictures taken from a distance often lack the detail that is necessary to show up well in the newspaper. If people are in the photo, focus on their faces; a full length shot is rarely necessary. • Choose a photo that is in focus and that frames the subject well. A photo that is too dark or is "fuzzy" will only be darker and fuzzier on newsprint, which is very porous paper, and will not be accepted. • Eacl photo must have an accompanying caption--"cutline" in journalism terms. That caption should describe what is taking place in the picture. • Each person in the photo must be identified. Group photo identifications should be from left to right, starting with the front row. • Always include the name and a daytime telephone numbe for the person submitting the information. That Way, if there is a question about the information (spelling of a name, identification of a person pictured, etc.), the issue can be resolved quickly. • Do not fax photos; the image cannot be reproduce. They may be mailed, dropped by our office or e-mailed.t Mailed/Dropped Off Photos • Never send/drop off •an irreplaceable photograph,. While newspaper staffers are as careful as possible, photos may be damaged or lost, either in the office d;" in the mail. • Every effort will be made to return a photo which is accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the appropriate size. Once printed in the paper, other photos are placed in a box in the front office of the newspaper and may be picked up in a reasonable amount of time. • Don't tape, staple or otherwise affix a photo to anythingelse. • If you must write an identifier on the back of the photo, use a ball-point pen, not a gel-writer or marker that will rub off on'other ,pictures. .................. AE-Mailed,Photos,•.: ....... ; ..:, •, ......... . ' • Whene-mailing a picture,: send it as a high-resolution jpg. Do not embed photos into any Word documents. • If e-mailing directly from a digital camera, do not make adjustments to the image. • If e-mailing a scanned imag , send it at least four inches wide, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). • The best way to send the accompanying text is to include the words in the body of the e-mail, with the picture only as the attachmenL The newspaper cannot accept Publisher, Wordpad or Wordperfect files. The Hinton News P O Drawer 1000 Hinton, WV 25951-1000 hinton1000@ao|.com The Career You've Worked Hard For in a Community You'll Be Proud fo Nhether you have twenty years on the job or you're just out of nursing school, you'll find a rewarding RN career at ARH serving the people and community you love. erve. APPLY NOW ® Appalachian Regional Heahhcare Call 1-855-WORK-ARH or visit *Contact us to see if you qualify. i r