Teaching often gets a bad rap as a bad career choice. We are often reminded that the pay isn’t great and the hours are long. We also hear that it has become less about teaching and more about testing. On the flip side, however, teaching provides us with a tremendous amount of joy that is felt […]
In one day you not only teach, but you also manage behavior, plan lessons, assess learning, counsel students, carry out first aid, reply to a long list of emails, write reports, tidy classrooms, create resources, mark books and create displays – the list is endless. You feel overwhelmed, overworked, and easily trapped in negative thinking […]
Anyone who has spent time with children in a classroom environment knows that every classroom needs an Instructional leader. If the teacher is unable or unwilling to assume this role, one or more students will fill the vacuum and lead the class in a direction that might not be best for learning. This is why […]
As teachers, we prepare for our careers through a four-year college or university program of study that includes periods of active classroom participation as student teachers. After graduation and certification, we are employed as classroom teachers.
The question asked every day by all teachers of mathematics, no matter the grade level or geographic location is, “How can I effectively teach mathematics concepts and skills so that students are able to successfully understand and remember it?” This is a difficult question to answer for many reasons.
In this massive information age of today, we can now talk to each other in ways we never imagined. Teachers and administrators have struggled with how they might try to find a way to safely incorporate this social media technology in the classroom.
As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards more creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students complete their K-12 education with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their […]
Well, the holiday break is finally here and you definitely deserve to recharge your energy from so much that you give to your students day in and day out. All teachers know that teaching can be a stressful job. The key is to get organized and make time for yourself. This holiday season we at Teach n’ […]
Educators must be treated as a critical profession whose role it is to help mold generations to come. There should be no question about providing the necessary resources and time for professional development opportunities.