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.

Chris Ricksa year ago
Parents, Guardians Let's Get Involved
Parent/guardian-teacher conferences are a staple in the relationship between school faculty, administrators, and the student’s caregiver. It is designed to bring answers to questions the parent/guardi...
Colin R. Brownea year ago
The Art of Tutoring
One of the biggest issues for Supply Teachers is a lack of work, particularly over a holiday time, leading to financial hardship. Many supply teachers struggle financially and need a second income to ...
Abbey Curtisa year ago
My First Term Working with Autism
My first term as a teaching assistant in a Special Educational Needs school has been an adventure, to say the least. I began my journey in September, walking into an environment I had never encountere...
Holiday Handprints
Where I work, we do not celebrate holidays—which makes sense, don't get me wrong—but I chose to do these handprints anyways. I broke the rules for "no holidays," but I also passed it off as a sensory ...
JM Coxa year ago
Every Day Is an Adventure
Today, for the first day in a while, I woke up feeling like I was actually ready for the day. My wife’s 5:40 alarm went off, originally set for I know not what, and now ritually ignored. When my daugh...
Storm Shawa year ago
Teaching Literature: Classics or Fantasy?
I am relatively new to teaching, (substitute teacher at all levels for two years, sixth-grade English for another two, and most recently Senior AP literature/Honors tenth grade English) but one thing ...
Country Teacher in an Alt-Urban School
I grew up in a small town, in an even smaller part of said town. My days consisted of reading, teaching myself to use the computer, and watching Jeopardy with my family at dinner. My school was predom...
Lis Va year ago
What They Don't Tell You about Being a Teacher
"Teaching is easy," is a phrase I often hear. All you have to do is get in front of a group of kids and tell them their ABC's and their 1 2 3's. Have lunch time, nap time, and call it a day, right? Th...
Troy Bernardoa year ago
Classroom Management and Substitute Teaching
This is something they never teach you when you’re getting your license. When I went in for my first classroom observation and I saw the horrors of a poorly managed classroom, I wondered why it wasn’t...
Grace English a year ago
From STEM to ESL
Having dedicated (or sacrificed, depending on your point of view) the final 5 years of my 20s to taking a foundation degree in physics and maths, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in physics, I am frequ...
Abigail Lieba year ago
My Personal Philosophy Statement Towards Becoming an Educator
For my profession, my attitude needs to constantly be encouraging, energetic, happy and endearing in the classroom.
Joel Crowa year ago
Grammar In Isolation
The prevailing theory in the modern university classroom, as developed by education bigwigs and based upon their unequivocal research, is that teachers must never give their classes lessons on grammar...
Matthew Eyler2 years ago
3 Lies About Teaching Special Education
I had always wanted to be a teacher. I thought my natural knack for children, combined with my own intellect, would be enough to hammer facts, skills, and information into young minds. I knew it would...
Rachel Schick2 years ago
My Personal Philosophy of Education
My personal philosophy of education is comprised of essential ideals that I believe an effective teacher should possess. Every single child on this earth is different, so how can I assume that a simpl...
Sam Fogleman2 years ago
Game On!
A few years ago, I made a transition from teaching high school English to middle school. My first year was tough. I didn’t have my own classroom, so I moved from period to period with the students, al...
Dalan Hartmann2 years ago
Looking Forward in Art
I have never thought of becoming or being anything or anyone extraordinary. I have always thought of my future in a pretty realistic fashion, simply because I believe I have been content all of my lif...
Mel Dobson2 years ago
Monday Blues
Today was one of those teaching days. You going in all prepared and ready for your kids. It's Monday. You have the worksheets printed (or in my case a folder labelled "TO PRINT") you have your lessons...
Vince Bandille2 years ago
Pardon Me, But Your Teaching Is Getting In The Way Of My Acting
A young man walks into an acting class for the first time. Though he’s new to acting classes, he’s already somewhat of an accomplished actor. Prior to taking an acting class of any kind, he’s acted in...