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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.

Maddie Goodya day 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 ...
Why Did I Even Bother?
I've spent the last three years preparing, grinding, crying, pulling my hair out, screaming, and wishing that everything was over in a scrupulous attempt at getting a teaching degree. When I started o...
The Best Teachers Have Real World Experience (Opinion)
I have the utmost respect for all those people who teach, have taught and will teach; whatever route they take to do so. It’s not an easy profession and definitely not a leave it at the door kind of j...
Brandi Payne10 days ago
Old School Punishment
One day, a little boy named Benjamin was taken to school by his parents. He was only six years old and it was his first day in kindergarten. He was very anxious about being a big boy like his mother t...
Allie Shawe17 days ago
5 Lies Teachers Tell Parents
I'd like to preface by saying that we say these things very honestly and authentically at times. And we say them through gritted teeth at times.
Maddie Goody17 days ago
Life as a Student Teacher (Part 2)
Sometimes I feel like I am going crazy. There are so many theories and methods on how to teach, and then there are even more theories and methods on how to teach foreign language. Lucky for all foreig...
Maddie Goody21 days ago
Life as a Student Teacher (Part 1)
Lately, I've been thinking about my disengaged students a lot. My students who stare at me blankly, who go on their phones, who fail their assessments, and don't turn in a single assignment. I'm extre...
Superheroes + Word Problems = Super Students
“None because Director Fury said he couldn’t have a fish tank.” The words are quiet and rushed, as though Mallory hadn’t meant to say them and was worried what would happen if I really heard. She’s a ...
Maddie Goody24 days ago
5 Questions to Ask Your Students on Day 1
Every teacher knows that ice breakers are crucial in starting the school year off right. There are so many options on what to do to start creating the classroom atmosphere you want. Do you play a game...
Haley Petersona month ago
Help! I’m a Substitute Teacher with No Lesson Plans! Part 2
As discussed in "Help! I'm a Substitute Teacher with No Lesson Plans! Part 1," walking into a classroom and being expected to teach a group of students when you were not provided lesson plans or the p...
Lily Bellafontea month ago
Special Needs
There are some stereotypes that are often endearingly true. Scottish people can be brash, loud, and frequently friendly when drunk, Muslims can be welcoming and open-minded, old folk can be cute and s...
Tracy Elizabetha month ago
Surviving Term 1 of Teaching
The day has come, the day you have been waiting for all through your studies. The day that you teach your own class. But, have you remembered the most important things? Here are a few tips—to get you ...
Haley Petersona month ago
Help! I’m a Substitute Teacher with No Lesson Plans! Part 1
If you are a substitute teacher, especially if you have been in the game for a while, there is no doubt that you have run into the horrific scenario of walking into a classroom with confusing lesson p...
There’s No Room for the Weak in Oregon
Ever since the Captain Cook lesson, London has used cannibalism to get a rise out of her classmates. We’re in the middle of an Oregon Trail inspired game during our Westward Expansion unit and, instea...
David Bulleya month ago
This Ten-Minute Survey Will Change How You Teach Forever
Every day for one week I handed my 10th grade history class a form, marked in ten-minute increments. It asked two questions: Are you on task or off right now? And: What did you learn in the last ten m...
Alyssa Hutchins2 months ago
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 Biggar2 months 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 Goldberg2 months 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...