teacher

All about teachers and the world of teaching; teachers sharing their best and worst interactions with students, best teaching practices, the path to becoming a teacher, and more.

Ronnie Deboeran hour ago
A Kindergarten Program Is Not Too Early to Teach Discipline
Teachers perhaps believe that anything goes is best. But it is precisely these students at such a tender age that need structure in their daily learning routines. They may have never been exposed to a...
Podcasting Amplifies the Voices of a Unique Group of Students at Bed-Stuy Brooklyn School
“I’m using technology that many students are already familiar with to show them the power of their own voices.” —Michael Peterson (Coach Mike), Teacher, Abraham Stockton School
Katie Hall12 days ago
The Joys of Teaching High School
I confiscated my first vape today. I took it as a win since I've been teaching at this particular school for one month and two weeks. That's a long time to go without a vape spotting in an inner city ...
Rich Monetti14 days ago
Men Working at Mt. Kisco Childcare
The sound of children laughing, playing, and learning in daycares is almost completely synonymous with the nurturing touch of women. Put a man in the mix and the needle may seem destined to jump. But ...
Chelsea Fosa month ago
First Day on the Job
On my first day as a substitute teacher I was feeling so many emotions all at once. I recently moved back to my hometown so my first job as a substitute teacher was at my alumni elementary school! I w...
Jonathan Purkeya month ago
5 Reasons Why I Left Teaching
After my sixth year of teaching, I started questioning if this profession was the best option for my professional career moving forward. There were just too many cons as I weighed the pros and cons. M...
Cassia Grace2 months ago
You Tryna Learn English, Tho
Do you see the girl in that picture above? She doesn't look like she talks the way that title reads. And sometimes she doesn't. Sometimes she gotta switch it up for work, school, for "other" people, a...
Jim Hughes2 months ago
How Teachers and Students Benefit from Educational Technology
There’s no denying that technology is becoming more and more predominant in the field of education. Tablets are replacing textbooks, slideshow presentations are replacing blackboards and print materia...
10 Reasons Why Teachers Are Quitting Education
America is dealing with one of the worst education crises in history. As of right now, our country's ability to compete with others on an international level is in freefall. Schools have lower standar...
John Romanov3 months ago
Dear England, Why Don’t You Want Me?
To my beloved United Kingdom, I have so many beautiful memories of you from my childhood, spending my summers in Windsor with my second cousins. I remember waking up every morning, looking out into th...
Maurice Bernier3 months ago
A Year in the Life of a Teacher
I’ve had many of you who are reading this. You should be congratulating US. Who is "US"? We are the teachers who taught you to read. We are the very brave souls who furthered our education so that you...
Courtney Keller3 months ago
Evolution
A theory is an idea that is used to explain something. An example of a theory would be Darwin’s theory of evolution, or Darwinism. According to Charles Darwin, random mutations constantly change all l...
Stephanie Gladwell3 months ago
Why Do People Homeschool Their Children?
Among those with school-aged children, 3 percent of people homeschool them, according to the National Home Education Research. They also showed that 91 percent said that they homeschooled children bec...
Deanne Adams4 months ago
Think a Teacher's Job Is Easy?
Alright, everyone, settle down! Eyes front. Now. Jade? Now. Phone away. Ben, that chair has four legs: use them all before you fall off again. You were unconscious for a worryingly long time last less...
An Tran4 months ago
Hope for the Future
Because I always rave about how incredible my kids are, I’d like to give a few examples of why leaving Japan after just one year of teaching English is such a difficult decision to live with day by da...
Michelle Schultz4 months ago
An Open Letter to the Teacher Who Pushed Me
To the teacher who pushed me to be more, You have no idea how much I despised you when I was in high school. When I first got placed in your class and realized you weren't going to let me goof off, I ...
Candace Elizabeth4 months ago
Fair, Just, or Equal?
Seven Thursdays ago, I finished up my last class in Spain for this year. I'd been working as a classroom assistant/language assistant for the past 9 months. It was a wonderful ride, but that isn't wha...
Maddie Goody4 months ago
Life as a Student Teacher (Part 3)
Everyone is human. That feels like a dumb thing to say, but I think it's actually easy to forget that. Especially in a student-teacher relationship. Sometimes teachers forget that students are humans ...