About Bailey Cavender

Bailey Cavender is a high school English teacher in the wonderful state of Idaho.

Building Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is the ability to read something, process what is saying, and understand what is saying. As an English teacher, I feel like teaching reading comprehension is one of the most important things that I teach my students. While students can be strong readers, sometimes they struggle with understanding the deeper meaning behind the [...]

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When Students Provide Perspective

Sometimes, I feel like I need a little perspective. Some days, I come home from work exhausted. Especially this week, the week before Thanksgiving Break. This is not something that is unique to me.  All week, I have seen posts on social media from other teachers that are feeling the same way. With daylight savings [...]

Teaching Freshman Students How to Filter Themselves

The Freshman Filter Teaching freshmen students can be a very strange challenge at times. When I started teaching, I remembered that freshman year was one of the changes. I’ll be honest; one of the things that made me want to teach middle school or freshman in high school was the way students in this age [...]

The Off-Duty Teacher: What I Do to Feel Relaxed and Refreshed

It's Monday afternoon, you've just spent the last 9+ hours on your feet teaching 130 students. You've barely had time for lunch and now two hours after dismissal, you're ready to go home. However, you find that it's hard to program your time at home because you're still processing the events of the school day. [...]