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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The exhibit has been created with the help of Sam Jaffe, a naturalist, photographer, and educator, and founder of The Caterpillar Lab, based in New Hampshire., "A new whale-watch vessel," 11 Sep. 2019 Among scientists and educators, there’s widespread agreement that early-childhood development is essential for youngsters’ long-term well-being. Bloomberg Opinion, Twin Cities, "Other voices: Fund Pre-K for those who need it most," 5 Sep. 2019 Blue-collar jobs and the skilled trades, after years of being downplayed by educators, appear to be making a comeback. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Colorado employers preparing for a new generation of workers," 30 Aug. 2019 Javacia Harris Bowser is a writer, educator, and founder of See Jane Write, a website and community for women who write and blog. Javacia Harris Bowser, al, "Opinion: How to love food and make it love you back," 29 Aug. 2019 On Friday evening, Hampton University’s Memorial Chapel was filled with educators, students and community members for a program centered around 400 years of Black perseverance. Donna M. Owens, Essence, "Commemorating 400 years Of Black History In Hampton, Virginia," 27 Aug. 2019 Anthony Belluschi describes his father as an architect, educator, consultant, mentor and philosopher., "Celebrating architect Pietro Belluschi’s 120th anniversary: You’re invited to walking tours, talks this weekend," 16 Aug. 2019 At Golda Meir School, students were greeted by educators, administrators and community leaders waving tassels and cheering. Alex Groth, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'It takes a village': MPS welcomes students on Early Start Calendar," 12 Aug. 2019 Branchaud-Warren said the school’s staff includes 15 teachers, 11 assistant classroom educators, two full-time special education teachers, a full-time counselor, a part-time psychologist and a site facilitator. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New principal named at Otay area charter school," 7 Aug. 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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