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Why you Should Become a Teacher (Even though it’s Hard)

Why you Should Become a Teacher (Even though it’s Hard)

If you haven’t been living under a rock recently, you’ve likely see the news about the state of the public education system. You might have even seen news coverage of one or more teacher strikes or walkouts. Teachers all over the country struggle to make a living wage, at the same time, are spending out-of-pocket to meet the needs of their students. You might be asking: “Is this article supposed to be convincing me to become a teacher or run screaming in the other direction?” Yes.  Now, the average school can’t hook you up with a cereal bar, in-house climbing...

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How to Survive Spring Fever - End of the Year Teacher Tips

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How to Survive Spring Fever - End of the Year Teacher Tips

The months leading up the end of the school year are some of the most trying for veteran teachers and novices alike. Students come back from spring break, and suddenly, they have completely forgotten the classroom expectations you  spent the past seven months establishing. Suddenly, they’re more focused on each other, or Fortnite, than learning. Suddenly, they’re your waking nightmare. Never fear! There are a few easy fixes for spring fever that you can implement in any classroom with students of any age. Make it a Competition! Every student loves a little healthy competition! Help your students harness their energy...

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What You can Learn from the Best Fictional Educators

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What You can Learn from the Best Fictional Educators

Your favorite teacher growing up could never compare to your favorite fictional teachers. Your favorite teachers were in your world, assigning you homework and tests; your favorite fictional teachers were assigning tests and homework to their fictional students that you didn’t have to do. The best thing about the teachers of TV and film are that they somehow always had the time to teach life lessons in between the mini-lessons, quizzes and tests. Learn how you can take a page from these fictional teachers and up your game. Professor Minerva McGonagall, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, by J.K. Rowling...

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Tips for New Teachers

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Tips for New Teachers

By Ashley Lovelace Starting a new career as a teacher can be both exciting and terrifying. On one hand you’ve chosen a fulfilling career that makes a huge difference in the lives of young people; on the other hand, you’re now responsible for people’s children and their education. One thing to remember is that every great teacher had to start at the same place you’re at now. Here are a few tips to help you off to a great start. Find a Mentor Most schools or school systems will have a mentor program available to new teachers. Such programs usually involve...

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TEACHER HUMOR: An Email Exchange - A Permanent Scar

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TEACHER HUMOR: An Email Exchange - A Permanent Scar

Good Afternoon, This is Ms. Smith, you’re son’s science teacher. I just wanted to touch base and make you aware of an incident that occurred in class today involving your son, Nathan. Today, the class was creating diagrams and coloring in the planets of the solar system with crayons, and Nathan decided to stick several crayons up his nose while I was working with another student. When one of the crayons broke, a piece of it seemed to get lodged in his nasal cavity. When he expressed his discomfort to me, I sent him down to the health office immediately....

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