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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.

What You Don't Learn in the Ed Program
Each year, many eager future teachers enter their college years ready to become the next group to teach our next generation. I was one. I walked into school and had all these ideas about what becoming...
Jenna Kopka3 days ago
Living for Those 'Aha' Moments
Why did you become a teacher? That's the question I get asked the most. My first reaction is the defend myself and answer like, "Well why aren't you one?!" But then reality sinks in and I realize that...
Susan Bonhotal5 days ago
The Art of Caring
I am a teacher. I inspire and in turn am inspired by my students. I am 61-years-old and teach nursing at a state university. Why did I become a nurse (many years ago, you can do the math)? I wanted to...
Kat Leeshue5 days ago
Am I Feeding a 'Frozen' Obsession?
I know the answer to my question before I ask it. They know I'm going to ask it too, and they're prepared. They've already started moving the chairs around the classroom as if they were setting up for...
Maurice Bernier9 days ago
The Value of Education
I like to brag. Now, before you get the wrong idea, let me clarify my statement. When people brag, they like to laud their achievements and/or abilities over others. That is not what I do. I do brag t...
A Jackson11 days ago
What Makes a Great Teacher?
What is the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher? Good teachers are nice and teach what they have to. They do fun activities and keep the children engaged. Great teachers inspire stud...
Rachael Walker14 days ago
Teacher Training Doesn't Prepare You For Everything...
So I'm about to finish my seventh year of teaching...where did the time go right? And, with the news that I would have a student teacher in the fall, I began thinking about all the things that college...
Victoria Tabak19 days ago
The Life of an Educator
I'm a Registered Early Childhood Educator in Canada, and while it may have its perks, there is definitely a long ways to go before we can fully gain the recognition we so long deserve. I worked my beh...
Mike Lefkoa month ago
School: It's Not Work...It's Training (and You're out of Shape, So of Course It's Going to Be Hard)
I had the opportunity to work with a student one on one today. This is a student who impresses me as very smart, yet he fails his courses repeatedly. Why? It is simple, or so I thought. He is just not...
Hannah Ta month ago
Confessions of a Trainee Teacher
I thought this job was for me. Throughout most of my teenage years, I would tell everyone that I met that I was on the road to becoming a primary educator. I chose my A Levels with the view of how the...
Mel Dobsona month ago
More Than Just a Teacher
You're so lucky!" "Do you even work?" These are just a few of the questions teachers are faced with when they have school vacations. Yes, teachers do not work every day of the year. Yes, we do get the...
Mike Lefko2 months ago
The Difference You Make
We met for a conference today with a mom and a student. The student has, at least situationally speaking, anxiety that is paralyzing, and anxiety that brings the child to tears. She was sitting with h...
Mike Lefko2 months ago
Social Skills—More Than Just Your Grandmother's Expectations
Social Skills—More Than Just Your Grandmother’s Expectations As an educator, some of the things that I learned pretty early on were that students will rise to the level of expectations you set for the...
Jessica Clare2 months ago
What It’s Really Like Teaching
A lot of us are teachers at heart. Whether it be teaching our friends how to use the latest apps, teaching our family how cook, or teaching the future generation how to survive in an increasingly diff...
S. D. Kelley2 months ago
Random Thoughts of a Student Teacher (RTOAST)
Week 1: (Week of March 14, 2018) Side-note: Hello there, I am Ms. Kelley. I am a senior student at Lander University studying Special Education. Each week or so, I don’t know, I will be discussing a t...
Victoria Roy2 months ago
Teaching Trials
Staying Calm in the Face of Great Stress
Alix McCormick2 months ago
Teachers With Tattoos
One of the most talked about topics nowadays is the rise in teachers or people who work in a school having visible tattoos. For years, teachers have decided not to get visible tattoos or tattoos perio...
Josie Elizabeth 2 months ago
I Asked My Professors What They Wanted to Change About the Education System
As a student who was brought up in the American public education system, this has always been a topic of fascination for me. Students often complain about what they wish they could change about their ...