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.

Diarmuid Pepper6 months ago
Students Need Purpose, Not Prizes
The conventional thinking is, if you want a problem solved quickly, throw money at it. These methods of motivation and of driving up productivity usually take the form of, “if… then…” “If you do that ...
Alyssa Hutchins6 months ago
Spoiling Students
What's better than spoiling children who are less fortunate? I work in a small school in a town I never knew existed until after college. Back to the story, if you haven't heard of DonorsChoose, let m...
Oksana Hayduk6 months ago
The System
If I had a longer life, I would devote it to changing the education system. Now, this isn't about me believing I don't have the time or the power to do this, it is about discussing the possibilities o...
Rich Monetti6 months ago
After 30 Years, Dottie Jordan Retires as Executive Director of Mt. Kisco Childcare
In my working career, whenever a boss has appeared in my proximity outright fear overtakes me. On the other hand, Executive Director Dottie Jordan of Mt. Kisco Childcare Center inspires something alto...
Adriana Simiriglio6 months ago
How College Changed My Perspective on Math
I'm an education major. This means that I have to go back and relearn nearly 12 years of schooling, but this time from another perspective. I was a little hesitant to take my math class my first year....
Rich Monetti7 months ago
Somers High School Physics Teacher Left the Challenge up to Us
By late June 1982, my immediate future was in place. I was going to Plattsburgh State and computer science would be my major. But I still had some unfinished business, and as I tentatively wondered do...
Crazy Unicorn7 months ago
A Letter to My Head of Year 7
Dear Mr. Perks, I am writing to you because I have a few things I need you to know. I never thought I would have the courage to do this, but finally, I am strong enough to stand up to you. What was me...
Pip Horrace7 months ago
The Secondary Life of Mr Davies: Episode 3
Mr. Davies was early. He glanced at his watch. Half past 8. Perhaps everyone else was just late! He crossed the threshold into a large room which smelled faintly of boredom. He unwound the lid of his ...
Babysitter Stacy7 months ago
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...
Taylor J. Mullen7 months ago
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 Monetti7 months 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 ValVid8 months 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 Hutchins8 months 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 May8 months 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 Hutchins8 months 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 Scribe8 months 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 Hutchins8 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 Mason8 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,...