Tagged: future teacher

Retirement for teachers

Retirement account opinions (part 2)

Save for retirement beyond your pension The pension plans available through service to public schools are awesome. So few careers still offer benefits like these, but will your pension alone provide you enough funds...

Student perspective on teaching

It often feels like we are unappreciated or at least underappreciated as teachers, but what is the student perspective? What do students think is the most important traits in teachers? What do students think...

4 easy plants for the classroom

Greenery is all the rage in home décor so why not bring plants into the classroom or home office? Not only are plants pleasant to look at, they can increase the air quality of...

Anniversary Post

One year ago I embarked on this blogging journey! Thank you to all of you who have joined me along the way and hopefully gained useful ideas and insights into the teaching profession. I...

Classroom supplies splurges 5

Classroom supplies splurges

With all the hype around the “clear the list” Amazon movement just a few weeks ago I started to think about what my dream classroom would look like. I didn’t generate a list and...

Preparing for Open House 0

Preparing for Open House

Open house is different from parent/teacher conferences. During open house, a high school usually runs through the entire schedule allotting about ten minutes per class. Schools that run on an A/B schedule usually have...

Year Round School 0

Year Round School

The idea of year-round school is growing in popularity among politicians who believe it will help save our “failing schools.” Many districts have experimented with the year-round school model, which actually still maintains the...