I see you, fellow teacher, sitting in the back of the faculty, department, or staff meeting. It’s the end of the day, you’re exhausted, and the thoughts in your head aren’t exactly positive and glowing. They might not even be “school appropriate,” as your administrator goes on in great detail about the new rules for … Continue reading 10 Things Teachers Think During Staff Meetings (But Don’t Say)
Dear School Administrator, Okay, I get it. Your job is hectic and thankless. You spend a good portion of your days dealing with all sorts of issues and are constantly having to update your files with the latest educational acronyms. Appropriate & Inappropriate behavior Worksheet / life skills However, while we deal with children, we … Continue reading Dear School Administrator, Please Treat Teachers Like the Grown-Ups That We Are
It’s the 900-pound gorilla in the room and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. While standardized testing is nothing new, the importance that’s been placed on it has grown significantly over the last few years. While a lot of its significance has dollar signs behind it, that’s not the entire story. … Continue reading Everything Teachers Want You to Know About Standardized Testing
A recent conversation with a teacher was illuminating. I was trying to explain how to log on to one of TEACH Magazine’s digital resources and I realized that this teacher expected the process to be far more complicated. When I explained it was really rather simple, she said that teachers are afraid of technology and … Continue reading Are Teachers Afraid Of Technology?