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?
As the start of the school year approaches, a phenomenon begins to take place among all teachers- the school dreams. How many of you are already having dreams of being back in the classroom? And, how many of you consider these dreams to be nightmares? Lol!
Seems like stores have already cleared out their shelves of summer wares to make room for school supplies. Now stepping into a store brings a reminder that our summer vacation is fading fast. I use to think it was bad when they would put out the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but this is worse, it's … Continue reading Stores shouldn’t sell school supplies in July!
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