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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.

Haley Peterson6 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 Bulley7 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 Hutchins7 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 Biggar7 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 Goldberg7 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 Furze7 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. Sibley8 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 Lester8 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 Police8 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 Hall8 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 Cooney8 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 Bee8 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 ...
Diarmuid Pepper8 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 Hutchins8 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 Hayduk8 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 Monetti9 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 Simiriglio9 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 Monetti9 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...