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.

Courtney Stone2 years ago
How to Teach 50 8-Year-Olds Without Wanting to Die
January. Frequently referred to as the worst month of the year. You've got post-Christmas blues, you travel to and from work in the dark, and every bug under the (barely visible) sun has joined up to ...
'Motivational Teaching—Motivated Students'
Every person is able to learn anything he wants. So what is the key element of success? MOTIVATION. It results in hard work, which leads to success. Very easy, right? Nowadays, teachers are overloaded...
Eric Trules2 years ago
An Homage to ‘Teachers’
General Constance Greene. Lieutenant Colonel Joan Colaprete. Those are the names of the two “teachers” in my life. Both high school English teachers. Both members of the legion of “teachers” we all ho...
What Came First: The Teacher or the Person?
Ironically, this is not as complicated as that whole chicken/egg controversy. Most, if not all, teachers can think of a life before teaching; an identity they had before they became Ms./Mrs./Mr. Someb...
Pip Horrace2 years ago
The Secondary Life of Mr Davies: Episode 2
The books should have been laid out neatly on desks in accordance to the carefully designed seating plan Mr. Davies had painstakingly prepared. There should have been a lesson starter on the board to ...
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Kay Smith2 years ago
“Help! I’m a Teacher – Get Me Out of Here!”
Hello? Is that the BBC? I’ve got an idea for a new reality show. Well, we take a group of normal, well educated people… No, obviously not celebrities! We dump them in a hostile environment with savage...
Out of Bounds
At the start of the year, I truly hated doing my break duty. I was stuck in the west stairwell, which the hooligan element thought of as their picnic spot. The worst of our school would use it as a pl...
Student Teacher2 years ago
Student Teacher Struggles
Once you have made it through four years of college education to get to the career of your dreams, you are then placed in a classroom where you learn about the things to do and not do when you become ...
Dr. Williams2 years ago
Education and Morality
Education: Where would society be if there wasn't a system of education in place to provide the nurturing of the mind as well as the body so that any individual will be able to have the availability t...
Pip Horrace2 years ago
The Secondary Life of Mr Davies: Episode 1
The pale morning sun glinted through the crack of that blind that didn’t work, no matter how hard you tug at it. A dagger of sunlight illuminated the bottom right hand corner of the interactive whiteb...
Deanne Adams2 years ago
Footnote on the Lunacy of Public Services
I do not, of course, mean that to have public services is lunatic, I merely wish to comment on the bizarre structures and unwritten operational rules which undermine the smooth running of these servic...
Deanne Adams2 years ago
Groundhog Day
Alright, settle down! Eyes front. Now. NOW. Ben, that chair has four legs: use them all. Don't you remember what happened to you last week? Right, then. I’ve marked the stories you composed for me and...
caroline smith2 years ago
Students with Trauma
The canvas pictured above is actually something I created for my classroom this year to utilize when teaching my students about the growth mindset vs. the fixed mindset. I never realized how much I'd ...
Maurice Bernier2 years ago
My First Day As a Teacher!
I could never forget that day. Four years of tough work and a lifetime dreaming about it landed me in the spot where I stood that day, my first classroom. I had just graduated with my Bachelor's degre...
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Nicole Hallman2 years ago
Workflow Anger
I've been working now as a special education paraprofessional (para for short) for a full school year. I love my job. It's the best I've ever had and it works well for my schedule with my son and husb...
Amanda Mandato2 years ago
The Struggles of Teachers
I've officially been a teacher for two years and four months, and I have loved all 851 days of it (particularly the days in June, July, and August, but pay that no mind). I am in constant search of wh...
Rodolfo Berumen2 years ago
My Calling
Six or seven months ago I started tutoring in the public library of my city as a volunteer. The program seemed nice, and it was a great opportunity to do some community service. The people that work t...
Dr. Williams2 years ago
Crisis Education
For some time now, our educational system has been awash in too much controversy. Having the current Educational Secretary heading the Department of Education has not done much to improve the nation's...