Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Balance
When the school year started, I told myself that I need to focus on one thing at a time, not stretch myself too thinly. But even as I type this, my mind is racing. It’s come to a point where I have so many projects to be working on, I find myself not working on any.
A Day in the Life of a School Psychologist
If you think school psychologists spend most of their time counseling students, think again.
Diary of a First-Year Teacher: The Power of a Thank-You
I can still picture his defiant look, sitting on top of his desk, shoes smearing dirt on a pile of unfinished assignments spilled on his chair. I didn’t know how to deal with a kid like that.
Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Setting Goals
“When I was student teaching, I gave it my all, consistently working thirteen hour days, and I’d find myself crying out of stress at least once a week. But is that lifestyle sustainable? Heck no. And I’m not going to let myself get like that again.”
Teaching Corporate English in Kazakhstan
In our first “Day in the Life” memoir, guest writer Jay Malone shares his experience in running an English-language school in Aktau, Kazakhstan.
How a Bake Sale Can Change the World
If you think education is the key to permanent, sustainable change, this is a story you can’t miss.