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.
Funding can be a problem when money is not allocated properly. Some areas can get over funded while other areas do not have enough money to provide essential items for their students or participants. Schools can be one of the places that are not able to have enough funding to provide learning resources for students. This can take a toll on parents, teachers, students and even taxpayers. Underfunding can put a stress on the community and can create a lot of tension and fighting if funding issues are not resolved.
Teachers perhaps believe that anything goes is best. But it is precisely these students at such a tender age that need structure in their daily learning routines.
I confiscated my first vape today. I took it as a win since I've been teaching at this particular school for one month and two weeks. That's a long time to go without a vape spotting in an inner city high school. Most students are smart enough to only vape in the bathrooms, in their cars, or outside. Only the boldest of the bold whip the vape out in the classroom. Or maybe just the students who lack common sense.
The sound of children laughing, playing, and learning in daycares is almost completely synonymous with the nurturing touch of women. Put a man in the mix and the needle may seem destined to jump. But Dawn Meyerski of Mt. Kisco Childcare knows from experience that adding men to the music is a notch that definitely proceeds on the side of harmony.
Multilingual and Philanthropic Inc. is an organization striving to allow students across America to have access to a quality foreign language education. This effort is in hope these students will become more culturally accepting and open up numerous career opportunities on a global scale, but also be able to connect with others on a human level with those who may not speak English.
On my first day as a substitute teacher I was feeling so many emotions all at once. I recently moved back to my hometown so my first job as a substitute teacher was at my alumni elementary school! I was nervous, excited, and I had no idea what to expect. I woke up the morning of my first day exhausted because I couldn't sleep the night before but ready! When I arrived I was greeted by all my old teachers and it was the best and warmest welcoming I could have experienced on my very first day.
After my sixth year of teaching, I started questioning if this profession was the best option for my professional career moving forward. There were just too many cons as I weighed the pros and cons. My decision to leave teaching won and here’s why...
Do you see the girl in that picture above? She doesn't look like she talks the way that title reads. And sometimes she doesn't. Sometimes she gotta switch it up for work, school, for "other" people, and environments.
There’s no denying that technology is becoming more and more predominant in the field of education. Tablets are replacing textbooks, slideshow presentations are replacing blackboards and print materials, and students can research just about anything from their smartphones. While it is important to note that too much use of technology has a negative influence on young people too, we should also acknowledge the fact in many ways, technology makes learning more fun and interesting for students.
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.