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.

Candace Elizabeth7 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 Goody7 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 Ellesmere7 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 Brunskill7 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 Payne7 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 Shawe8 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 Goody8 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 Goody8 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 Goody8 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 Peterson8 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 Bellafonte8 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 Elizabeth8 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 Peterson8 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 Bulley8 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 Hutchins9 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 Biggar9 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 Goldberg9 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 Furze9 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...