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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.

Blossoming Into Butterflies
Every year a new group of munchkins enters a school eager to figure out what this big building holds in place. Some day I'd love to be the first teacher they meet and spend their year with. But for no...
Chad Biggar7 days ago
Teaching English Online: The Basics
There's a lot of appeal to teaching online. You can set your hours, the pay is great, you can wear pajamas, and you can have some wonderful students. This article will give a basic rundown of how to g...
Jenna Goldberg13 days ago
#Teacher Life
I had no idea what I wanted to do when I went to college. I loved music and art more than anything. However, unless you're someone like Beyonce or Justin Timberlake, don't expect to find work. So, wha...
Cannibalism Is Still Wrong
It says something that the first words out of my mouth are, “No, that’s cannibalism and we’ve already discussed why that’s wrong.” It’s becoming an unfortunate catchphrase in our room, even long after...
Tony Furze15 days ago
Grappling with Giants
There are many giants in Literature—be it in folklore, fairytale, legend or just in the pages of our ordinary reading and appreciation: from the beanstalk clambering goliath of "Fee-fi-fo-fum" fame, t...
Jack A. Sibley19 days ago
Is There a Problem with the Education System in the Uk?
The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, both located in the United Kingdom, are often ranked as two of the best universities in the world, year after year, suggesting that the United...
Kathy Lester25 days ago
How to Become a Homeschool Parent
In the fall of 1998, I became a homeschool mom in Southern Indiana. My oldest son was five years old at the time and wasn't doing well in kindergarten. So, instead of repeating him again in the same g...
A Teacher's Helping Hand
I totally decided to be a teacher for the money... said no teacher ever! During my years at Campbell University my passion to teach became an addiction. Being a teacher or working in the school system...
Katie Halla month ago
How to Survive Student Teaching
So you’ve started student teaching. Congratulations! This is a completely exciting and utterly overwhelming time in your life. But don’t stress. Student teaching is meant to prepare you for your new j...
Sam Cooneya month ago
Behind the Closed Door of an Infant Classroom
Nine o’clock in the morning is when my day begins. What do I do? I keep babies alive, safe, and I prepare them for the future. There are the skills learned in which they will use every day. Skills suc...
No, We Can't Keep Her
“Ms. C, Lucy’s not back from the bathroom, and I really, really gotta go!” Poor Nat is doing the more dignified, eight-year-old version of the potty dance. It’s the first week of school, and I’m still...
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Elle Beea month ago
Syllabus for My Professor
If anyone has been to high school or college, chances are, you know what a Syllabus is. For those who don't know, a syllabus is this bible of expectations that each instructor gives to their students ...
Diarmuid Peppera month ago
Students Need Purpose, Not Prizes
The conventional thinking is, if you want a problem solved quickly, throw money at it. These methods of motivation and of driving up productivity usually take the form of, “if… then…” “If you do that ...
Say No to Cannibalism
I teach fifth grade now. Our European Exploration unit is one of my favorites so far, especially the bit where the kids learn what really happened when Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Minds bl...
Alyssa Hutchinsa month ago
Spoiling Students
What's better than spoiling children who are less fortunate? I work in a small school in a town I never knew existed until after college. Back to the story, if you haven't heard of DonorsChoose, let m...
Oksana Hayduka month ago
The System
If I had a longer life, I would devote it to changing the education system. Now, this isn't about me believing I don't have the time or the power to do this, it is about discussing the possibilities o...
And Like Zoom, She Was Gone
It’s the beginning of August and I’m starting to question my decision to become a teacher. There is a stack of mock-standardized math tests on my desk, all waiting for the final question to be graded....
Rich Monetti2 months ago
After 30 Years, Dottie Jordan Retires as Executive Director of Mt. Kisco Childcare
In my working career, whenever a boss has appeared in my proximity outright fear overtakes me. On the other hand, Executive Director Dottie Jordan of Mt. Kisco Childcare Center inspires something alto...