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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.

I Am a Teacher and I Have NEVER Read a Book
It's true! I work as a teacher in secondary schools in the U.K., I have "studied" Philosophy and Sociology and I was a decent student in High School, too (Essay was a subject that I had a perfect grad...
Teacher Shortage
I used to think that the teacher shortage was just another issue that people ignored, but after overlooking what has been causing it, I don’t think that we should ignore it anymore. I didn’t realize how bad it was until it affected my own school and many others. Now it’s affecting kids and staff. I can tell everyone right now that the teacher shortage is very REAL, and we need to resolve it. I can guarantee that I am not the only one thinking about the teacher shortage and working conditions. Pe...
Rich Monetti15 days ago
Somers High School Alumni Gather to Remember Beloved Gym Teacher
Back in 2006, longtime Somers Track Coach and Phys Ed Teacher Charles Gilberti lost a extended fight with cancer. He died at the age of 67 in Las Vegas. At the Lovell Street Bar and Grill, Somers alum...
Lidia ValVid19 days ago
So You Want to Be a Teacher
I remember my senior year. That was the moment of big decisions. Many of those decisions are simple memories, but the one choice that changed my life was selecting my career. My dad, a physician, was ...
Alyssa Hutchins22 days ago
The Vermont Teacher Summer Bucket List
What do you do as a teacher when you’re on summer break and you CANNOT sit still? You create a bucket list of things you’d like to do for the summer. It’s a personal goal to finish everything on the l...
Kaya Maya month ago
Welcome to Alternative Education
I recall the end of 2014 one of the most exciting times of my life. I finally finished my undergraduate degree in Psychology along with my now-husband and we were both ready to take that first step in...
Alyssa Hutchinsa month ago
Dear Parents (a Letter Teachers Wish to Write)
Dear Parents, I am your child's teacher. I'd like to spend some time to make write down some things I'd like to make clear. I feel this is necessary as the standards put upon me and the expectations y...
Journey Scribea month ago
The Overworked and Underpaid
The average high school teacher makes a salary somewhere between $50,000-$60,000. Sounds pretty good, right? Just wait... Consider the education and licensing required. An elementary or secondary scho...
Alyssa Hutchins2 months ago
Being a 'Teacher' Is Not Enough!
If the quote above isn't true... then clearly you haven't been in education. I've been a first-grade teacher for four years and what I've learned in that time is that if your students don't love you.....
Kurt Mason2 months ago
Teaching in a Juvenile Prison
When people ask me where I teach, there is always a moment of hesitation before I respond. That moment of hesitation doesn’t come from an insecurity of my profession or any sort of lack in confidence,...
Maurice Bernier2 months ago
And So, the Book Closes for Good
It is so difficult when the end is near. It is so tough to accept and very tough to handle, but, eventually, it must be done. You are prepared to accept the beginning, but no one is ever prepared for ...
tanesha door2 months ago
Why Teachers Are a Great Part of This Country
Some people in America’s General Public believe schoolteachers are “a little bit below average” (Goldstein). They believe students aren’t getting very bright in schools because teachers aren’t bright ...
Alyssa Hutchins2 months ago
First Grade Technology?!
When I was in first grade I think the greatest technology I'd ever seen was a crayon melter and an old school projector (those were cool back then)! Now, I teach first grade and what I had handed to m...
Alyssa Hutchins2 months ago
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 Kopka2 months 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 Bonhotal2 months 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 Leeshue2 months 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 Bernier2 months 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...