educator

noun
ed·​u·​ca·​tor | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tər \

Definition of educator

1 : one skilled in teaching : teacher
2a : a student of the theory and practice of education : educationist sense 2
b : an administrator in education

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Synonyms for educator

Synonyms

educationist [chiefly British], instructor, pedagogue (also pedagog), preceptor, schoolteacher, teacher

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Examples of educator in a Sentence

The conference will attract many leading scholars and educators. decided at a fairly young age that there is no more rewarding career than that of an educator

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The percentage of law-school graduates passing the bar exam has plummeted in recent years, alarming legal educators and consumer advocates. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "New Test for Law Schools: Do Enough Graduates Pass the Bar?," 13 Jan. 2019 Of the funding, $2.2 million is reserved for San Francisco Unified School District educators and first responders, who can make up to 200 percent of median income. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Enter soon for chance to score $375,000 in SF down-payment lottery," 5 July 2018 The Hub will also house a resource center called Think Tank for educators and community members complete with creative studios, an entrepreneurship incubator, a cooking school, meeting spaces for local organizations and more. Krislyn Placide, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Space of Mind launches nonprofit Community Classroom Project," 5 July 2018 Carvalho suggested that the lion's share of funding generated should go to paychecks for educators and school support staff, not administrators. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "Miami-Dade is an A-rated school district. Will voters decide to pay teachers more?," 27 June 2018 Murphy led its cohort of low-income, urban Phoenix schools in student achievement, and the district appeared to be a model of cohesiveness among parents, educators and community members. Ricardo Cano, azcentral, "'We're asking for help': State will take over dysfunctional Murphy school district," 25 June 2018 The district has hired hundreds of substitutes to replace educators and staff members who left for picket lines, a move that the teachers union has called irresponsible. Christopher Weber, The Seattle Times, "Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike," 14 Jan. 2019 That means cool temperatures (50-65 degrees, recommends a horticulture educator at the University of Illinois Extension) and no light (not even artificial). Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Christmas Cactus Care: Everything You Need to Know About the Holiday Plant," 1 Aug. 2018 Dunleavy is a former educator who worked in Alaska as a teacher, principal and superintendent. Gregg Re, Fox News, "Mike Dunleavy wins GOP nod for Alaska governor, setting stage for toss-up three-way race," 22 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of educator

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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educator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of educator

chiefly US : a person (such as a teacher or a school administrator) who has a job in the field of education

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