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.

Maurice Bernier4 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 Keller4 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 Gladwell4 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 Adams5 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 Tran5 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 Schultz5 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 Elizabeth5 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 Goody5 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 Ellesmere5 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 Brunskill5 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 Payne5 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 Shawe6 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.
Maddie Goody6 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 Goody6 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 Goody6 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 Peterson6 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 Bellafonte6 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 Elizabeth6 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 ...