ed·​u·​ca·​tor | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce educator (audio) \

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


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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District educators notified administrators Friday of their intent to strike beginning Tuesday after a long disagreement over health coverage. Anchorage Daily News, "Kenai Peninsula schools open Tuesday after district and unions reach tentative contract deal," 17 Sep. 2019 Days 4-6: Sea of Cortez Travel to Bahía La Ventana on the Sea of Cortez and settle into our waterfront accommodations, run by a marine biologist and educator. National Geographic, "Baja and the Sea of Cortez Expedition: Marine Conservation," 15 Sep. 2019 Amanda Monteverde, of Placentia, is a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a para-educator working with students with special needs. Jessica Peralta, Daily Pilot, "Santa Ana’s witch-themed art walk brings together the spiritually-minded," 11 Sep. 2019 But in fact, this unstructured and unconventional approach to play—which was first devised by an Israeli educator on a kibbutz in the 1950s out of necessity because there were no traditional toys around—was long ago adopted nationwide. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "This Hebrew word can help you turn inevitable chaos into creativity," 11 Sep. 2019 Additionally, 20 music educators who appeared on her show were awarded a seven-day cruise from Norwegian. Johnny Diaz,, "Singer, TV host and now Kelly Clarkson is a Miami ‘godmother’," 11 Sep. 2019 At Lasell Village, created in 2000, the residents live in 16 interconnected buildings, like houses on a college campus, that are named after educators like Margaret Mead and John Dewey. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, "At Colleges, What’s Old Is New: Retirees Living on Campus," 10 Sep. 2019 Jay Kumar Aiyer, a public policy consultant and former educator with TSU, says Thursday’s debate will present a unique opportunity for the White House hopefuls to offer ideas about their surroundings. Melanie Eversley, Fortune, "Houston Hopes Thursday’s Democratic Debate at Historic Black University Drives Conversation," 10 Sep. 2019 Teaching Hard History, a project from the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides classroom resources to help educators better teach topics like slavery and the Civil War to their students. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana middle school cancels 'slave ship' role-play lesson after parents raise concerns," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of educator

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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