Well, teacher appreciation week has come and gone, and I think it's safe to say that society still lacks a true grasp of the significant that the field of education plays in not only molding the lives of our young people, but also shaping the future of our world. I mean, the only recognition I … Continue reading The Depreciation of Teacher Appreciation
It has been said, that to truly master something, you must teach it. Educators understand this concept and attempt to work it into our pedagogy, employing activities such as reciprocal teaching in our classrooms. However, I don't think many of our students have quite caught on to the potential benefits, and simply see it as … Continue reading Reciprocal Teaching Trick
Developing as a effective educator is a process that takes time, experience, and lots of mistakes and mishaps during the journey. Throughout the teaching career, one will proceed through a continuum, first starting as a novice teacher absorbing every bit of pedagogy they come across, and after many years and many stages along the way, … Continue reading Becoming a Teacher Jedi
Being an educator can be hard. Our days are often filled more with trials than with triumphs, but every now and then, we stumble upon a rare gem of a moment that makes it all worth it...
With the interesting weather we've been having, from rain storms, to blizzards, and frigid cold, it seems like students are finding all kinds of reasons to not venture out to school. Maybe we should tell them about the time we had to walk to school uphill, both ways!
Sometimes the stresses of teaching can become so overwhelming, what an educator really needs is not a new pedagogical technique, more technology in the classroom, or even a bigger cup of coffee. Rather, we may benefit more from a good ol' therapy session!