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All about teachers and the world of teaching; teachers sharing their best and worst interactions with students, best teaching practices, the path to becoming a teacher, and more.

  • Caitlyn Bell
    Published 6 months ago
    Tools, Tips, and Tech for Homeschooling

    Tools, Tips, and Tech for Homeschooling

    Did you know that homeschoolers perform better in studies than traditional schoolers?
  • Kristen Barenthaler
    Published 6 months ago
    Being an Archery Instructor Completely Changed My Life

    Being an Archery Instructor Completely Changed My Life

    It's not like anyone really plans to become an archery instructor, or at least, I didn't. It more just fell into my lap when I was training to be a camp counselor, and happened to be the best during our archery instructor training (thanks to USA Archery, but more on them later). So, after being surprised into being the archery instructor, I got another surprise. We teach to a camp of all Autistic children, as well as multiple other camps, which meant I had to have multiple sets of equipment to keep track of, and be prepared for, setting up multiple ranges at each camp.
  • Maria Ayala
    Published 6 months ago
    Mrs. Nelson

    Mrs. Nelson

    Mrs. Nelson was my fourth grade teacher. She was single, and almost 40. Back in those days, that was not common. Most teachers were either too young to be wed, or almost old enough to retire. Mrs. Nelson was neither. She didn’t fit the mold, in any shape or form.
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published 6 months ago
    How to Organize Your Classroom Better

    How to Organize Your Classroom Better

    Organizing a classroom is about more than just aesthetic value, or personal preference; the organization of a classroom can affect the way your students learn. While planning a classroom, keep both the needs of your students, and your own needs in mind. Your classroom should be both relaxing and encouraging, designed to help improve class performance. Little details like the color scheme, lighting, and posters can make a big difference. Take some time (not necessarily money), and set up your classroom in the best way possible by using these tips:
  • Ayesha A. Anas, M.Ed
    Published 6 months ago
    On the Journey Towards Becoming a Dynamic Classroom Teacher

    On the Journey Towards Becoming a Dynamic Classroom Teacher

    Like countless others applying for entry into teaching credential programs, you are more likely to complete an essential component in any application process: the personal statement.
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 6 months ago
    4 Tips on Organizing Your Classroom

    4 Tips on Organizing Your Classroom

    Have you ever watched your class leave at the end of the day to look around the room you use and see a disastrous mess? It looks less like a classroom and more like the aftermath of the Godzilla movie. You’d love to put everything right, but you’re already exhausted and have too much else to do before the day is done. Well, there are a few things you can do in your classroom to get the place organized and tidy before you leave for the day. This article will review what larger changes can influence easier daily tidiness.
  • Isla Wright
    Published 6 months ago
    The Importance of Finding the Right Early Childhood Education Programme

    The Importance of Finding the Right Early Childhood Education Programme

    It’s widely accepted that what happens during the early years is of the utmost importance for every child’s development. At the same time, it’s a period of amazing opportunity, but also of susceptibility to negative influences. Unfortunately, so many children are unable to reach their full potential due to their family’s income status, geographical location, religion, or sexual orientation. If not provided the right nutrition, care, and education, children fail to reach their potential.
  • Donna Maurer
    Published 7 months ago
    Creating A Proper Piano Lesson Schedule

    Creating A Proper Piano Lesson Schedule

    To be a successful and professional music instructor, you need to create, and keep, an adequate schedule that you can easily follow. Since a piano teacher’s class plans can get a little hectic, it’s easy to forget when student’s classes are, as well as when you have reserved time off to run errands, if you don’t have a proper lesson schedule in place. Below you’ll learn a few tips on how to create your own piano lesson schedule to stay on track. These tips will also help you to decide when you should offer lessons during the week.
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published 7 months ago
    5 Reasons Why Furthering Your Education Can Help You Become a Better Teacher

    5 Reasons Why Furthering Your Education Can Help You Become a Better Teacher

    If your dream is to become a teacher, you have a special role to play in shaping future generations. Therefore, you ought to make sure that you attain all the required skills to do so effectively. For example, if you studied arts and want to become a teacher, you may have to get a teaching degree to become good at molding students. You can either enroll at an institution of higher learning or apply for online degrees that specialize in teaching. Here are more reasons why you should further your education to follow your teaching dreams:
  • Alex Taillie
    Published 7 months ago
    Ending the School Year Right

    Ending the School Year Right

    As I sit in my office counting down the minutes until the end of day bell rings, I began to think about a few things. The first one was what I was going to have for dinner but after I got over that craving, I asked myself two questions.
  • Alex Taillie
    Published 7 months ago
    Why Are Students Afraid to Fail?

    Why Are Students Afraid to Fail?

    Earlier this week I was observing a classroom and the students had just completed a quiz. After seeing a table that had finished up, I sat down with them to see how they felt they did on the test. We as educators do not always get time to have a candid conversation with our students. So I jumped at the chance to find out what they thought. This was a classroom I do not normally spend a lot of time in and the students have had very little interaction with me thus far.
  • Alyssa Hutchins
    Published 7 months ago
    Disheartened

    Disheartened

    I had my worst anxiety attack in years on Friday. I couldn't stop. I couldn't stop thinking. I couldn't stop crying. I couldn't stop doubting myself. I felt like I was failing. I was falling. The world was caving in. It all was crumbling and I couldn't gain control. There's so much in a teacher's life and career that can attribute, cause, and ultimately be the main source of anxiety.