Arg, it's that time of year again. Evaluations! Artifacts! Scan and deliver! I've been so busy scanning, photographing, uploading, writing, and doing basically everything I can to show that, yes, I have actually been working my butt of teaching all year, and, contrary to popular belief, teachers do not just sit on our butts all … Continue reading Arg Artifacts Again!
If you teach the middle and high school age group, you have probably noticed that as children grow into their tween and teen years, their actions become increasingly irrational. Now we know science has pinned this down to the fact that humans do not have a fully developed frontal cortex (the area of the brain … Continue reading Why teens are so weird!
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
Many educators understand that in order for our students to thrive, our classrooms need to be stocked with the supplies we need to teach and that students need for learning. However, with shrinking educational budgets, it's often up to teachers to figure out how to obtain what they need for their classrooms, as often asking … Continue reading School Supplies in Short Supply