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Navigating Your Administration: Five Tips From a Teacher's Perspective

By |2016-11-01T14:38:07-04:00February 1st, 2013|Featured, Uncategorized|

To the frustrated, tired, spread-too-thin public (and private) school teacher, communicating with and understanding the dynamics of your administrative team--or your single administrator--can be one of the most difficult parts of the job, even in a best-case scenario. I have worked for excellent administrators and those that... weren't as easy to work with. I will not seek [...]

Teaching is Difficult When Administrative Support is Lacking

By |2019-10-01T14:54:28-04:00October 1st, 2019|Instruction & Curriculum|

When teachers have administrative support that's an ideal teaching situation, but the reality is that too often administrative support is not available. Thus, new teachers have the biggest problems and often leave the profession because of support of this. Whether you are a veteran teacher or just starting your career you will deal with administrators [...]

Are You A Double-Minded Teacher?

By |2019-09-16T20:52:53-04:00September 16th, 2019|Instruction & Curriculum|

Hello. My name is Allyson, and I’m a Double-Minded Teacher. Double Minded: 1: wavering in mind: UNDECIDED, VACILLATING Since I’ve made the commitment to become a teacher, I’ve been double-minded about teaching. I start off excited about the upcoming year. I create the layout for my classroom and pick the theme. Then, I’m cutting, taping, [...]

The State of the Demoralized Teacher

By |2019-07-22T12:32:49-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Confessions of a Teacher, Recruitment & Retention, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care, The State of Education|

Teacher burnout is not a new concept. If you’re connected to education in any way, you know that teachers are burning out more than ever. Educators are losing the spark they once had for the profession. Teachers are struggling with PTSD and resigning as a result of the declining state of education and the increased [...]

Fellow educators, do you care about other people’s children? How about migrant children?

By |2019-07-13T09:34:21-04:00July 13th, 2019|Current Events in Education, English Language Learners, History, Social Justice|

Fellow educators, you have made a career centered around giving to children.  You have worked diligently to become an expert in your curriculum, designing dynamic lessons while connecting to the whole child.  You might even call the students on your rosters, "your kids."  With your compassion for other people's children as a focus, I ask [...]