Do yourself a favor right now: Start saving samples of students’ writing.
When I get a particularly good piece of student writing, I am usually so excited to get the graded paper back that I forget to ask if I can make a copy for myself to use for teaching. But when I do, it is so helpful.
Teaching like many social vocations, such as becoming a police officer or a firefighter, often has its ambitions deeply rooted in our first career aspirations, when little children are asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” many answer “a Teacher”.
Often that’s due to a great teacher inspiring them to enter the profession without which, there would be no other professions. After all, a life without education is a life without options.
The Presidential elections in the United States are an exciting, yet contentious time. Every four years on the first Tuesday held after the first Monday in the month of November, American voters go to the polls. For months before the actual election, debates, primaries, and caucuses are held to introduce the people to the candidates who intend to run for the highest office in the United States.
Eventually, each political party decides on its official nominee. Though people can run as third-party or write-in candidates, the Presidential debates have almost always been between the Republican and Democratic nominees (the only exception to this being in 1992 when Ross Perot garnered high enough polling numbers to be invited).
There was a time when the projector was cutting-edge technology, putting to shame chalkboards all over the country as chalk sticks turned to powder in the grooves of the wooden frames from disuse.
Now, new technology is coming at an ever-increasing rate, and it’s not just about exposing kids to new tools but using the best technology available to help them learn.
Losing a parent is a rite of passage that most adults pass through, a time of reflection and change and for the majority of us it thankfully happens when we are mature and have our own families, but for one in seven Americans that loss will be experienced before they turn 20 years old. This startling statistic makes it a very real probability that during the course of your teaching career a student in your class will face the unimaginable.
Lesson planning seems to be the bane of all teachers, especially at the start of the year. However, when it's done right you'll have a plan that will help you deliver the perfect lesson. Here's eight tips for making planning easier, and getting the most out of the time you have with your class.