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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.

Maurice Berniera year ago
The Value of Education
I like to brag. Now, before you get the wrong idea, let me clarify my statement. When people brag, they like to laud their achievements and/or abilities over others. That is not what I do. I do brag t...
A Jacksona year ago
What Makes a Great Teacher?
What is the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher? Good teachers are nice and teach what they have to. They do fun activities and keep the children engaged. Great teachers inspire stud...
Rachael Walkera year ago
Teacher Training Doesn't Prepare You For Everything...
So I'm about to finish my seventh year of teaching...where did the time go right? And, with the news that I would have a student teacher in the fall, I began thinking about all the things that college...
Victoria Tabaka year ago
The Life of an Educator
I'm a Registered Early Childhood Educator in Canada, and while it may have its perks, there is definitely a long ways to go before we can fully gain the recognition we so long deserve. I worked my beh...
Mike Lefkoa year ago
School: It's Not Work...It's Training (and You're out of Shape, So of Course It's Going to Be Hard)
I had the opportunity to work with a student one on one today. This is a student who impresses me as very smart, yet he fails his courses repeatedly. Why? It is simple, or so I thought. He is just not...
Hannah Ta year ago
Confessions of a Trainee Teacher
I thought this job was for me. Throughout most of my teenage years, I would tell everyone that I met that I was on the road to becoming a primary educator. I chose my A Levels with the view of how the...
Mel Dobsona year ago
More Than Just a Teacher
You're so lucky!" "Do you even work?" These are just a few of the questions teachers are faced with when they have school vacations. Yes, teachers do not work every day of the year. Yes, we do get the...
Mike Lefkoa year ago
The Difference You Make
We met for a conference today with a mom and a student. The student has, at least situationally speaking, anxiety that is paralyzing, and anxiety that brings the child to tears. She was sitting with h...
Mike Lefkoa year ago
Social Skills—More Than Just Your Grandmother's Expectations
Social Skills—More Than Just Your Grandmother’s Expectations As an educator, some of the things that I learned pretty early on were that students will rise to the level of expectations you set for the...
Jessica Clarea year ago
What It’s Really Like Teaching
A lot of us are teachers at heart. Whether it be teaching our friends how to use the latest apps, teaching our family how cook, or teaching the future generation how to survive in an increasingly diff...
S. D. Kelleya year ago
Random Thoughts of a Student Teacher (RTOAST)
Week 1: (Week of March 14, 2018) Side-note: Hello there, I am Ms. Kelley. I am a senior student at Lander University studying Special Education. Each week or so, I don’t know, I will be discussing a t...
Victoria Roya year ago
Teaching Trials
Staying Calm in the Face of Great Stress
Alix McCormicka year ago
Teachers With Tattoos
One of the most talked about topics nowadays is the rise in teachers or people who work in a school having visible tattoos. For years, teachers have decided not to get visible tattoos or tattoos perio...
I Asked My Professors What They Wanted to Change About the Education System
As a student who was brought up in the American public education system, this has always been a topic of fascination for me. Students often complain about what they wish they could change about their ...
Joe Chesshera year ago
Student Leadership #002
The Art of The Debate…Joes Way Your game plan for how you debate is going to be influenced by many factors one of which will be how much opposition you face, if you face little opposition, it will be ...
Giving Students the Results They Deserve...
Failure is always possible, if you work hard enough to achieve it! I think we’ve all been there. Data has just be uploaded, the numbers have been crunched, and there’s a staff meeting about Year Eleve...
Lisa Piercya year ago
Teachers Are Magicians!
Is there a right or wrong way to educate? Do we educate for our learners or do we educate in a way that we feel is best for us?
Jessica Perestaa year ago
But I Don't Wanna
As the school year winds down, it is not just students who are having a case of the "I don't wanna's." Teachers love what they do and have a passion for teaching kids day in and day out. But, they wou...