Why You Should Feel PUMPED About a New School Year

While parents are clamoring away, eager to get their children back into the whole school routine, many educators don't feel ready. On the other hand, this teacher feels super pumped about starting a new school year. Is she mad? Has she lost her mind? What's wrong with this woman? Well, my friends, I am crazy. Crazy excited [...]

What Every (New) Principal Needs to Know

For some principals, the 2016-2017 school year will be their first time taking the helm of a school. Yesterday, we asked a question from a new principal to  our 50,000 subscribers about what a new principal should NEVER do and here are the answers they gave: New principals should NEVER... talk data on the first day [...]

New School Year Advice from a Ten Year Teacher

Next week, I will celebrate the beginning of my tenth year in education. Teaching is a career that is always changing. One can never get too comfortable because before you know it there is something new. New standards, new strategies, or a new curriculum. One thing that never changes are the kids. The students are [...]

Can Teachers Really Be Excellent At Everything?

Imagine this: You're a beginning teacher, fresh out of college. You've done a few weeks (maybe a semester) of teaching on your own. You're thrilled to be hired to teach in your own classroom. You can disregard the low starting pay and the multiple subjects you need to prepare to teach every day. This is [...]

Summer Reading For Teachers: How To Fly A Horse

One of the most engaging and sometimes infuriating side effects of being a teacher is that we  see connections to teaching in the world around us all the time. We are constantly aware of how a trip to the museum or the beach could be a field trip, how TV shows portray school and teachers [...]