Teaching in Beta: What We Can Learn from Software Developers
We already try new things all the time, but we expect perfection the first time around. When we don’t get it, we reject the good idea, move on to the next new one, and repeat the cycle. We’re chasing our own tails.
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.
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.
How We Pronounce Student Names, and Why it Matters
Mutilating someone’s name is a tiny act of bigotry. Whether you intend to or not, what you’re communicating is this: Your name is different. Foreign. Weird. It’s not worth my time to get it right.
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.
Notebooks for Classroom Management, Part 1
Even if you’ve been teaching a while, you might still experience moments when all of your classroom management tools stop working. This one cheap, quick strategy, using a simple blank notebook, can help you regain control in under a minute.