To prepare for the mental exhaustion (as well as mental anguish) one faces as an educator in a system that often does not support its professionals, and often undermines them, I have a few suggested must-reads for anyone thinking about entering the teaching profession. Take a look... You may have some of your own to … Continue reading Teachers Reading List
For some, the school year has already began; for others, it's just a few days away. Either way, most educators have already been teaching for the past few days, or even weeks now, in the form of the "teacher dreams" (or nightmares) that haunt our sleep as the start of school approaches. Have a recurring … Continue reading Teaching in your dreams
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 our schools and places of work get increasingly "politically correct," has anyone else noticed it's gotten a lot harder to wish someone a Merry Christmas or even a Happy Holidays?
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
Every teacher gets ready for the new school year differently. Some spend the summer crafting epic lessons, researching new pedagogy, and preparing a new icebreaker or two to try on the class. Others, well, they just break open a new bottle of aspirin as they steady themselves for the craziness that comes with the new … Continue reading Prepared for back to school?