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.

bella mirza2 days ago
Inexpensive and Thoughtful Gifts to Get Teachers
Teachers shape the future of our youth. They devote their lives to the classroom with almost nothing in return. This holiday season, get your kid's teachers something small to show them your support a...
Deanne Adams4 days ago
Footnote on the Lunacy of Public Services
I do not, of course, mean that to have public services is lunatic, I merely wish to comment on the bizarre structures and unwritten operational rules which undermine the smooth running of these servic...
Deanne Adams7 days ago
Groundhog Day
Alright, settle down! Eyes front. Now. NOW. Ben, that chair has four legs: use them all. Don't you remember what happened to you last week? Right, then. I’ve marked the stories you composed for me and...
caroline smith9 days ago
Students with Trauma
The canvas pictured above is actually something I created for my classroom this year to utilize when teaching my students about the growth mindset vs. the fixed mindset. I never realized how much I'd ...
Maurice Bernier11 days ago
My First Day As a Teacher!
I could never forget that day. Four years of tough work and a lifetime dreaming about it landed me in the spot where I stood that day, my first classroom. I had just graduated with my Bachelor's degre...
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Nicole Hallman13 days ago
Workflow Anger
I've been working now as a special education paraprofessional (para for short) for a full school year. I love my job. It's the best I've ever had and it works well for my schedule with my son and husb...
Amanda Mandato17 days ago
The Struggles of Teachers
I've officially been a teacher for two years and four months, and I have loved all 851 days of it (particularly the days in June, July, and August, but pay that no mind). I am in constant search of wh...
Rodolfo Berumen18 days ago
My Calling
Six or seven months ago I started tutoring in the public library of my city as a volunteer. The program seemed nice, and it was a great opportunity to do some community service. The people that work t...
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Dr. Williams18 days ago
Crisis Education
For some time now, our educational system has been awash in too much controversy. Having the current Educational Secretary heading the Department of Education has not done much to improve the nation's...
Allison K. Jones19 days ago
Worst Strike in Ontario History
I never really considered the implications of a strike before. But now I can tell you with the utmost certainty, it sucks. Majorly. It’s my first year in college, first adventure away from home alone....
Robin Penna month ago
I'm Going to Be an Art Teacher
I'm currently attending college to obtain a degree in Art Education. Yep. I'm going to be an art teacher. I've always loved art and would love to simply be an artist, but I also see the potential that...
James Tiltona month ago
Teachers Aren't Heroes
Teachers are not heroes. Don’t worry. I’m a teacher. I can say that. Sure, teachers deserve respect and appreciation, probably even much more than the majority of us currently receive. A lot of us are...
Why Teaching Is No Laughing Matter
It’s the end of an incredibly long day. I’m with other teachers in the main hall, watching someone present a CPD session. On comedy. That’s right — comedy. How we should use laughter to engage and ent...
Tori Tarantinoa month ago
Bad Teacher?
From a very young age, we're taught or under the assumption that in an academic environment, the teacher is always right. We never seem to question this concept until we reach middle school or high sc...
Aspen Whittaker a month ago
Knowing Your Library
In one way or another, we all attempt to drown our sorrows, and some of us may appeal to shelves of books to vindicate us and comfort us. As Shakespeare writes: “Come and take choice of all my library...
Straightforward Behaviour Management
Keep your rules clear, and remember that you are not alone. Throughout my teaching career, I’ve worked in everything from outstanding schools to ones that were in special measures and likely to remain...
Nathan Esmea month ago
Write Highly Effective Lessons in 5 Steps
Teaching can be one of the hardest professions out there. There are students with no attention span, each one at a different learning level, all while administrators are constantly evaluating you — ev...
Kayla Blooma month ago
A Failed Kindergarten Teacher
Continuing on in the face of obstacles, I guess you could say, has never been my strong suit. I try not be a quitter, but so often that backfires in a whirlwind of regret and embarrassment. However, m...