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.

Alyssa Hutchinsa year 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 Maya year 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...
Journey Scribea year 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 Hutchinsa year 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 Masona year 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,...
Maurice Berniera year ago
And So, the Book Closes for Good
It is so difficult when the end is near. It is so tough to accept and very tough to handle, but, eventually, it must be done. You are prepared to accept the beginning, but no one is ever prepared for ...
tanesha doora year ago
Why Teachers Are a Great Part of This Country
Some people in America’s General Public believe schoolteachers are “a little bit below average” (Goldstein). They believe students aren’t getting very bright in schools because teachers aren’t bright ...
Alyssa Hutchinsa year ago
First Grade Technology?!
When I was in first grade I think the greatest technology I'd ever seen was a crayon melter and an old school projector (those were cool back then)! Now, I teach first grade and what I had handed to m...
Alyssa Hutchinsa year ago
What You Don't Learn in the Ed Program
Each year, many eager future teachers enter their college years ready to become the next group to teach our next generation. I was one. I walked into school and had all these ideas about what becoming...
Jenna Kopkaa year ago
Living for Those 'Aha' Moments
Why did you become a teacher? That's the question I get asked the most. My first reaction is the defend myself and answer like, "Well why aren't you one?!" But then reality sinks in and I realize that...
Susan Bonhotala year ago
The Art of Caring
I am a teacher. I inspire and in turn am inspired by my students. I am 61-years-old and teach nursing at a state university. Why did I become a nurse (many years ago, you can do the math)? I wanted to...
Kat Leeshuea year ago
Am I Feeding a 'Frozen' Obsession?
I know the answer to my question before I ask it. They know I'm going to ask it too, and they're prepared. They've already started moving the chairs around the classroom as if they were setting up for...
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...