Whether you are a young teacher starting out or a veteran teacher, you will always remember your student teaching experience. It was the foundation that helped you become the teacher you are today. Both the good and the bad experiences influenced the decisions you made and continue to make in YOUR classroom.
by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist The holidays come with mixed emotions for many. I know for me personally, I enjoy the time with my family. I long for sleeping in, resting, reading, playing, and creating. Somewhere in there I also prepare for another half of the school year! I do however worry for so many
Sometimes a video comes along that is so moving, so powerful that you remember why it was you started teaching. You remember, deep down, why you wanted to teach and why no other profession will fulfill you like teaching does. This is one of those videos. This is eight minutes of time that will refuel your
As 2012 winds down and with it the first half of the school year, never forget that you make a difference. Thank you for all that you do!
Feeling a bit uninspired lately? Join us for #TeachChat tonight (12/12/12) at 9pm EST, but first watch this fantastic video of a student determined to inspire his teachers.
Bullying does not just happen between children. Nor is it reserved for those who “don’t know better” or have not been through bullying awareness training. Frighteningly, bullying takes place in offices, job sites, and schools by adults who should “know better.”
The school year may be in full swing, but it is more important than ever to nurture and cultivate the positive relationships between staff members. Teachers, administrators, and support staff can all benefit from team building activities that help them grow together and explore the different assets that they each bring to the table. If
So many times we think that only brand new teachers need encouragement and advice. I would challenge you to reconsider and think of every teacher as a new teacher. Each year is a new set of students with new interests and challenges. Each year you are a new teacher with new ideas and excitement. Never
by Mary Beth Spann, Guest Author As we begin a new school year, it’s impossible to escape voices that insist our efforts to educate our kids are failing. Sometimes we’re even guilty of it ourselves. It’s easy to fall into the trap of complaining about the state of education in general and of pitting traditional