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Self-Care Tips for the New Teacher: The Black Immigrant Perspective

Guest Writer: Jheanell Lumsden I remember leaving my classroom after teaching one of my toughest classes and crying in the bathroom of my placement school during my student teaching practicum. This was something that happened quite often. I constantly felt like I was drowning and I would often question whether teaching, in urban communities, was [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:51:34+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

Stuck Like Glue: What Curriculum Adherence Can Do for Your Classroom

By: Jade Porsche The curriculum in my state is in its third year. It is a good curriculum—it’s rigorous, in-depth, and prepares students for the end-of-the-year state assessment with what we call “LEAP like” tasks and academic vocabulary. It gives teachers “Teacher Notes,” creates all the graphic organizers, supplies quizzes, and even give sample student [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:51:54+00:00November 12th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

I Was Running Myself Into the Ground: My Self-Care Story

Guest Writer: Alexis Shepard I experienced major burn out my 4th year teaching. Tears and rants about how much I hated teaching were regular occurrences for my, then, boyfriend.  Emotionally, I was a wreck most days---almost always angry and annoyed. The only things that kept me composed each day were the kindest grade level partner, [...]

911: How to Douse the Flames of Teacher Burnout with Self-care

By Colleen Schmit from Crisscrossapplesaucebook There were many igniters that fanned my flames of burnout while I was a classroom teacher, but if I were to pick the greatest source of fuel to my fire it would be my lack of self-care while I was teaching. Taking care of everyone else’s needs before my own [...]