Our First (and Only) Teacher Advice Show
In this episode, I answer questions from an earth science teacher who wants to make his material more challenging for advanced students, a student who needs to organize her bookmarks, and a teacher whose co-worker embarrasses kids right in front of her.
Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference
Whether it’s called an Edcamp or a TeachMeet, an unconference offers a fun, no-pressure, FREE alternative for professional development.
Dealing with Undeserved Blame
Moments where I am blamed for something I did not do take me to a dark place. They make me question my career choice, the moral fiber of our society, and my hope for the future. I fantasize about the scathing response I will righteously deliver to my foe’s inbox. And then I calm down and deal with it.
The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection
It’s easy to find good questions for reviewing accomplishments and setbacks, but to learn as much as possible from a reflection on your teaching, you have to let your gut talk, too.
Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach
Watching another person deeply involved in the work they’re trained for helps you get to know them on a completely different level. And though we work together, we usually follow parallel, rather than intersecting lines. We rarely ever actually see each other teach. And it’s a shame.
Why One Teacher Left the Profession After 5 Years
What makes teachers leave? Episode 2 is an interview with Carrie, who taught for over 5 years in various elementary schools before leaving teaching to pursue a different profession.