I know a lot of students won’t believe this, but it’s absolutely true: Neither I, nor any teacher I’ve ever worked with, actively disliked a student. There are students that are much more difficult to teach, and students whose attitudes and behavior get on your nerves, but you […]
As a teacher, have you ever met the parents of a misbehaving student, and suddenly realized why the student behaves that way?
“Yep! When I worked daycare, there was a little boy who was worryingly sexual with the other children. He was about five, and he would kiss pictures of the Disney princesses and call them “sexy babies”, he would get into the little girl’s cots during naptime and sometimes […]
For National Teachers Appreciation Week, we teachers are used to getting a gift card, a cutesy mug, and some free food. While these treats are definitely appreciated, we long for more untraditional, intangible things this time of year. Here are 15 things we teachers REALLY want for Teacher […]
Tired of people assuming your job is easy and your summers are free? You don’t have to take it. Ah, the holidays. ’Tis the season to gather round the hearth, feast on turkey and pie, and enjoy the company and conversation of loved ones we see but a […]
And when you are a teacher, it becomes even more difficult to become perfect for ALL your students. It’s clear, that we all are different, so your students are, and each of them has his own learning style. When your teaching style suits a learning style of your […]
Learning is really just a growth in awareness. From not knowing to knowing is part of it, but that’s really too simple because it misses all the degrees of knowing and not knowing. One can’t ever really truly understand something any more than a shrub can stay trimmed. […]
1. Meaningless work It’s fine to start with an academic standard, but standards aren’t meaningful to students and should never ask. Either make the work meaningful, or shelve it until you can. If you can’t, ask someone in our department, building, or PLN. If they can’t, let’s change […]