Staff Picks

  • Archibald Jacobs
    Published about a month ago
    Subbing In

    Subbing In

    The life of a substitute teacher is an interesting one. On any given day, you may be required to walk into a completely foreign school, and command respect the moment you walk through the front gates. This can often be belied by the fact that you have a fruit cup packed in your bag for recess, and often have difficulty finding the front office.
  • Alexandra Rizzi
    Published about a month ago
    Why All Educators Should Do Personal Development

    Why All Educators Should Do Personal Development

    Recently I was working with a group of young students who were, as students do, resisting doing the task that I, the educator, wanted them to. I began to enter into the familiar dance that anyone who has ever worked with children likely knows well: Kids moving around the room, talking to friends, asking unrelated questions, raising their hand and telling long-winded, boring stories about their friend Carley’s pet hamster who pooped on the floor. Everybody laughs but you—because let's face it kid, your story sucks and I see what you’re trying to do here.
  • Michelle E. Wong
    Published 6 months ago
    I Wish More of My Teachers Had Said "I Don't Know"

    I Wish More of My Teachers Had Said "I Don't Know"

    I always loved science. My brain is wired analytically, and I always did well enough at anything quantitative. I also crave new knowledge, and I’ve always been too ambitious for my own good.
  • Mackenzie Z. Kennedy
    Published 10 months ago
    10 Reasons Why Teachers Are Quitting Education

    10 Reasons Why Teachers Are Quitting Education

    America is dealing with one of the worst education crises in history. As of right now, our country's ability to compete with others on an international level is in freefall.
  • Nalda Parker
    Published 11 months ago
    14 Free Online Courses for Senior Citizens

    14 Free Online Courses for Senior Citizens

    According to the Population Referral Bureau, there are over 40 million senior citizens living in the United States today. A senior citizen is anyone who is aged 65 or older. This term is simply a way of segmenting a group of people for demographic purposes.
  • Lorraine Woiak
    Published 11 months ago
    College Summer Courses

    College Summer Courses

    Need to catch up on your course plan? Attempting to graduate early? Just interested in fitting some fun courses into your schedule? Taking summer courses might be for you. However, there are a few things to consider before registering for a summer semester...
  • Maurice Bernier
    Published 11 months ago
    A Year in the Life of a Teacher

    A Year in the Life of a Teacher

    I’ve had many of you who are reading this. You should be congratulating US. Who is "US"? We are the teachers who taught you to read. We are the very brave souls who furthered our education so that you could further yours. We endured years of college and amassed a collection of degrees just so that you can go further in your life.
  • Alyssa Wilson
    Published 11 months ago
    Things No One Tells You About Life After College

    Things No One Tells You About Life After College

    When you're a student in college, all you can think about is the finish line, graduation, but what happens when you cross it?
  • Corey Adkins
    Published 11 months ago
    5 Quick Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans

    5 Quick Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans

    One in four Americans under the age of 30 are in debt from student loans. In fact, Americans as a whole owe about 1.3 trillion dollars. Although that is just a portion of what the Trump tax cuts are going to cost, it doesn't seem like help is coming anytime soon for students. With no way out, here are some tips to paying back your student loans as quick as possible.