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's 2pm: you had a meeting before school, cleaned up a bloody nose, and now, with 30 minutes left of class, your last whiteboard marker has dried up. Sometimes, all you can do is laugh. Laughter may not substitute for proper medical care, but research does point to serious health benefits. Laughter can relieve stress andimprove your memory, according to Loma Linda University. It also boosts the immune system—something every teacher needs—and even helps out your cholesterol numbers.
These seven sites have something for every kind of teacher. Whether you like jokes or memes, podcasts or comics, taking time for humor each day can help you handle the stress of daily life. Enjoy!
Technology is the future.
How do we know?
Well, let’s take a look at businesses for a moment. In the business world, it is estimated that, by the year 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationships without ever even speaking to a human.
Technology isn’t just infiltrating the business world, however.
We live in an age where any random person you stop on the street will tell you that they have their own fashion blogand also run a social media marketing firm based on their skills on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr, …
You’ve made it! Your first teaching assignment. The beginning of your rookie year is full of excitement and promise. It’s also full of surprises.
The stack of papers to be graded suddenly towers on your desktop and threatens to crush you alive. Administrators are calling you to meeting after endless meeting. You can’t use your planning hour to plan. Instead, your time’s consumed preparing materials, calling parents and completing an endless stream of paperwork. The pressure’s piling fast.
You can get through it. Here’s five tips to help you manage your rookie year stress.
Your students live in a fully connected world. Most of the kids in your classroom are already Internet-savvy, and eventhe youngest have access to mobile devices at home. As teachers , teaching students how to apply technological skills in a classroom setting will support academic success and prepare them for a market dominated by careers that rely heavily on technology.
Anxiety can look like a kid who refuses to listen or someone who needs a little push to speak up. Once you recognize the signs of this mental health challenge, you can make sure your students get the support they need. If only you could spend your day teaching—just that, not all the other parts that come with the job. Paperwork, meetings, lunchtime supervision. The list keeps growing longer. Classroom teachers are the first line of defense for noticing when kids need outside intervention.
Anxiety is the most common mental health complaint for young people. The Child Mind Institute estimates 31.9% of those age 13 to 18 suffer from anxiety, with almost 8% experiencing significant…