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.

Maddie Goody4 months 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 Goody4 months 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...
Maddie Goody4 months 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 Peterson4 months 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 Bellafonte4 months 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 Elizabeth4 months 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 Peterson4 months 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...
David Bulley4 months 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 Hutchins5 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 Biggar5 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 Goldberg5 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...
Tony Furze5 months 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. Sibley5 months 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 Lester6 months 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...
The Grammar Police6 months ago
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 Hall6 months 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 Cooney6 months 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...
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Elle Bee6 months 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 ...