Parent teacher meeting is for interaction between parents and teachers to help the child. But some parents really give a hard time to the teacher. It’s a day when a most naughty and mischievous child transforms into the innocent one in front of parents. It’s also a day […]
Sometimes it’s hard for parents (and even teachers!) to determine if certain struggles or behaviors are just a normal part of the learning process, or an indicator of a deeper issue. Certain problems can serve as red flags that a cognitive skill weakness may be causing serious learning […]
I once had another teacher tell me that she hates children. Now, in her defense, she is an excellent educator, and the children themselves would NEVER know, but she is just NOT a kid person. When I asked her why she went into teaching, she told me it […]
Talk of teacher shortages has been popping up on a state-to-state basis, so I thought I’d engage in a rare act of actual data collection. I’m working from two basic sources here: 1) a report from USED that actually goes back to 1991, but we’ll just focus on […]
Being married to a teacher can have its ups and downs. Here are a few things that will hit home for anyone married to a teacher. They are awesome at Jeopardy since they know all sorts of random things. Your checkbook is always balanced, usually because there isn’t […]
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 […]
As a teacher, it can be tricky picking out clothing that makes you appear professional and approachable to your students. Though many schools have a dress code for students, they do not usually have a clear one for teachers or educators. But with a few staple items and […]