Noticing the Good Stuff: A Suggested Practice
We’re aware of the benefits of positive reinforcement for students, but when it comes to our own practice, how actively do we acknowledge our wins as teachers?
12 Ways Teachers Can Build their Own Resilience
To do the work of a teacher and stick with it long enough to get good at it, you need a level of emotional resilience most other jobs will never require.
Why It’s So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves (and 4 Ways to Start)
As a whole, teachers aren’t great about taking care of themselves. But that can change, and these four steps can help make that happen.
Why Teaching is Like Dating
We should want our students to like us, but not because we awkwardly talk about rap music and basketball.
The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia
When we blame our teaching problems on the collective inferiority of a generation, we only make things worse.
How to Stop Yelling at Your Students
Even if you’re a great teacher, even if you’re a swell person most days, sometimes it all gets to be too much and you just snap.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students
If we know what works to motivate students, why are so many students still unmotivated? These five questions will help you determine if your practice is really in line with research.
The Price of Snark: What I Learned About Teaching from a Viral Post
If I start a lesson by embarrassing my students, I lose them right away. If I want someone to be open to receiving new information, I should never put them in a fool’s position.
Has teaching made you miserable? This book may be the cure.
It’s easy to find teaching books on methodology, classroom management, educational technology and instructional design. But the list of books that care for the mental health of teachers is much, much shorter, and this one belongs at the very top.