By 2050 the Census Bureau estimates that the US will be more racially and ethnically diverse than at any other time, becoming a majority-minority nation for the first time during this period.
Therefore, It is absolutely essential that our educational resources reflect the changing makeup of our classrooms to ensure that students feel welcomed and supported in an inclusive and diverse environment.
8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.
It can happen all of a sudden or over a long period of time. You wake up and stare at your alarm, 6AM, wondering if this really is the right career for you. Reaching a career crossroad is a difficult time in your professional life. Self-doubt, anxiety and the sensation of being ‘stuck’ are all common experiences.
The idea of a whole class of students quietly writing, revising, peer conferencing, and working on writing that they care about is an image that I dreamt about for years.
I admit that although I started doing reading workshop with my classes over twelve years ago, it took me another nine years to get up the courage to try writing workshop. Something about the lack of control, I guess.
It’s almost here- the Amazon Inspire! This open education resource tool will be making a splash in classrooms around the United States and changing the way knowledge is shared. We’ve discovered all the ins and outs of the Amazon Inspire to share with you the pros, the cons, and everything else in between.
Now that you’re a teacher, you have an important reason to remind yourself about the role you’re playing in students’ lives. You can probably think of a few awesome teachers that gave you the guiding points to your future. However, you will also think of some that didn’t deserve to be called educators. They were frustrated, arrogant, too strict, too flexible, or simply not inspiring enough.