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.

Chelsea Fos11 days ago
First Day on the Job
On my first day as a substitute teacher I was feeling so many emotions all at once. I recently moved back to my hometown so my first job as a substitute teacher was at my alumni elementary school! I w...
Jonathan Purkey12 days ago
5 Reasons Why I Left Teaching
After my sixth year of teaching, I started questioning if this profession was the best option for my professional career moving forward. There were just too many cons as I weighed the pros and cons. M...
Cassia Gracea month ago
You Tryna Learn English, Tho
Do you see the girl in that picture above? She doesn't look like she talks the way that title reads. And sometimes she doesn't. Sometimes she gotta switch it up for work, school, for "other" people, a...
Jim Hughesa month ago
How Teachers and Students Benefit from Educational Technology
There’s no denying that technology is becoming more and more predominant in the field of education. Tablets are replacing textbooks, slideshow presentations are replacing blackboards and print materia...
10 Reasons Why Teachers Are Quitting Education
America is dealing with one of the worst education crises in history. As of right now, our country's ability to compete with others on an international level is in freefall. Schools have lower standar...
John Romanova month ago
Dear England, Why Don’t You Want Me?
To my beloved United Kingdom, I have so many beautiful memories of you from my childhood, spending my summers in Windsor with my second cousins. I remember waking up every morning, looking out into th...
Maurice Bernier2 months ago
A Year in the Life of a Teacher
I’ve had many of you who are reading this. You should be congratulating US. Who is "US"? We are the teachers who taught you to read. We are the very brave souls who furthered our education so that you...
Courtney Keller2 months ago
Evolution
A theory is an idea that is used to explain something. An example of a theory would be Darwin’s theory of evolution, or Darwinism. According to Charles Darwin, random mutations constantly change all l...
Stephanie Gladwell2 months ago
Why Do People Homeschool Their Children?
Among those with school-aged children, 3 percent of people homeschool them, according to the National Home Education Research. They also showed that 91 percent said that they homeschooled children bec...
Deanne Adams2 months ago
Think a Teacher's Job Is Easy?
Alright, everyone, settle down! Eyes front. Now. Jade? Now. Phone away. Ben, that chair has four legs: use them all before you fall off again. You were unconscious for a worryingly long time last less...
An Tran3 months ago
Hope for the Future
Because I always rave about how incredible my kids are, I’d like to give a few examples of why leaving Japan after just one year of teaching English is such a difficult decision to live with day by da...
Michelle Schultz3 months ago
An Open Letter to the Teacher Who Pushed Me
To the teacher who pushed me to be more, You have no idea how much I despised you when I was in high school. When I first got placed in your class and realized you weren't going to let me goof off, I ...
Candace Elizabeth3 months ago
Fair, Just, or Equal?
Seven Thursdays ago, I finished up my last class in Spain for this year. I'd been working as a classroom assistant/language assistant for the past 9 months. It was a wonderful ride, but that isn't wha...
Maddie Goody3 months 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 ...
Autumn Ellesmere3 months ago
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...
Alicia Brunskill3 months ago
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 Payne3 months 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 Shawe4 months 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.