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.

Kathy Lestera year 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...
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 Halla year 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 Cooneya year 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 Beea year 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 ...
Alyssa Hutchinsa year 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 Hayduka year 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 Monettia year 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...
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 Monettia year 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 Unicorna year 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 Horracea year 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 ...
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...
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 Monettia year 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 ValVida year 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 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...