One hundred and eighty days of teaching takes a toll on the soul. It's no wonder educators desperately look forward to summer break, when they get time revive and recharge. It also no wonder that sometimes teachers seek a summer of solitude, and often avoid the sight and sounds of kids at all costs!
Well, we once again survived another school year! Now it's time to get some much needed summer break rejuvenation so we will be ready to go another round come September. Thank God for Summer Brain Drain, and I'm not talking about when the kids manage to forget a full years worth of learning in just … Continue reading Teachers Enjoy Your Summer Brain Drain
As we approach the end of the school year, I am sure that you are experiencing, much like myself, a myriad of emotions. I feel this cartoon helps illustrate just what teachers go through as we await that final school day bell to toll.
As teachers, we are more than just educators- we are role models for our students. However, as this comic illustrates, we often need to check our own nasty habits before we start picking on those of our pupils!
As the systems used to evaluate teachers continue to evolve, it is increasingly becoming the norm that classroom observations are an integral part of the process. However, some administrators have taken the approach a bit too far, evolving into a sort of "Big Brother" that desires to see and know all, which often results in … Continue reading Big Brother is Watching…
At this point I am sure all have seen the footage of the teacher from California that attacked the student in his class. While such actions can never be justified, I know that myself and a number of educators can sympathize with the instructor, whom after receiving an unrelenting onslaught of profanity and racial slurs … Continue reading When Teachers Get Pushed Too Far