Grading is one of the most controversial topics in any school staff meeting. I believe that no student should ever get a 0.
It was the early days of remote learning. I was staring at a screen full of avatars, as not a single 12th grade student had their camera on. I was talking into the void, unsure if anyone was listening or learning. I missed their faces. I missed their jokes. I missed their interruptions, comments, questions and most of all, I missed the connection. On the screen, I couldn’t see the ah-ha faces or the looks of confusion. I couldn’t tell if they were drifting or most importantly, if they were okay. But then, I asked some big questions, and the magic was back.
TikTok is quickly becoming the preferred platform for teachers to share their ideas, innovations, frustrations and more all while having a little fun!
Like the passing fads of the hot meme of the week; teacher burnout doesn’t have to be forever! This too shall pass.
A collective struggle among troubled
students reveals the immense power
in teachers’ hands
7 podcasts that teachers like you are listening to.
Walking into Raquel Solórzano’s classroom, it might look a little chaotic — but it’s organized chaos, with kids deeply engaged in the learning process.
I have recently been exposed to techniques for a more student-centered education and the concepts instantly clicked. PBL, experiential, simulations ― the stories all warm my heart and reinvigorate me about this career. The problem is, most of that stuff doesn’t work when you’re responsible for teaching sentence structure, or reading classic texts, or writing essays. It feels like I finally found my calling, but I’m trapped just inches away from it.
I still remember my first year of teaching like it was yesterday. I thought I knew what I was up against. Heck, so many teachers who came before me warned me not to smile before Christmas. But I couldn’t imagine entering a classroom every day where the teacher was purposefully miserable, shut off, flat. Not […]
Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers. It’s a fantastic teaching tool that works well for virtual learning and beyond.