Betsy DeVos. I don’t care about her political opinions or political affiliations. I don’t care about what she has done in her past. I don’t care about her family. I don’t care where she’s from or where she went to school. I don’t care where her kids went to school. What I care about is … Continue reading Educational Breakdown of Betsy DeVos, 98% Political Opinion Free
We are teachers and we are not perfect human beings, although we are sometimes viewed as so. Life is not always sunshine and roses. In fact, most of us have some pretty big teacher confessions. Here are mine: I see you picking your nose. You’re not hiding it. And yes, I have said this to high … Continue reading 18 Shameless Teacher Confessions All Teachers Will Understand
Whether you are a special education teacher, a general education teacher, a soon-to-be teacher or an instructional aide, chances are that you will teach a student with special needs. Chances are also, that you’re going to teach a student with special needs that you don’t know how to help - some students flat-out confuse and … Continue reading “For The Kid Who. . .” How to Help ALL Students In Your Class
Hello friends, and happy snow day to my fellow Virginians! I really wanted to do this post recently. Many of my friends from Longwood, and people from many other colleges, start student teaching either this month or next. I felt pretty prepared for student teaching. I had pencils, a cute little bag, plenty of pencil … Continue reading 3 Ways to Simplify your Paper Flow in the Classroom
Throughout college my professors warned us of this. It was brought up every class, by every professor. "Do you know how many teachers quit after their first year due to burnout?" they would ask. At the time, I took it with a grain of salt, still in my “invincible” early 20’s. Fast forward to my … Continue reading 4 Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout in 2017
For many students and families, a brand spankin’ new IEP is their dream come true. I can imagine that getting a new IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is a feeling of relief after months or years of battling a perplexing learning struggle. But does that pile of paper confine them to eternally falling behind in school? … Continue reading Are We Perpetuating Disabilities?
After recently graduating from college, one thing stuck out to me the most: from our weight (lol), to our major, we've all changed A LOT since we were starry-eyed freshmen. Most importantly, our hopes and dreams have changed. Buckle on your seat belts, we're throwing it back 4 years. We were a large group of green … Continue reading College Students: This One’s for You