Where have all the teachers gone?

When Googled, there are 26 MILLION search results for “teacher burnout”. The latest news stories discuss potential 4 day work weeks, how to manage stress, schools closing due to sick teacher call outs, and the high numbers of teachers looking to quit. This is not a problem. It’s a crisis. And for most Americans, it’sContinue reading “Where have all the teachers gone?”

Teaching Resources for the Special Educator

A resource is only as useful as the person utilizing it. That is, if you don’t know what/how you are using a resource, you will fail. You must have a goal or objective when lesson planning and using resources. When you have your objective, write it down. Yes, create a lesson plan. I am aContinue reading “Teaching Resources for the Special Educator”

Can we stop Karen?

If I see one more video or post with the title “‘Karen’ does _____”, I might go crazy. Don’t get me wrong, bad public behavior occasionally needs to be called out, but “Karen” is not the way. “Karen” and its variations are sexist and controlling. In case you’ve not been paying attention to trends, “Karen”Continue reading “Can we stop Karen?”

The Bunny Chronicles

A small, but long-term project that I’ve undertaken is the story of Baby Bunny. I want to write and draw stories about Bunny as he goes on his adventures. Thus, the creation of The Bunny Chronicles. Why? I like to write and draw. I will openly admit, I am not the greatest at drawing. ButContinue reading “The Bunny Chronicles”

The Harm of “Service” in Education

Teaching requires service and sacrifice. If you’re in the field of education, especially if you are a teacher, you will at some point be thanked for your sacrifice. It is always said with a sad, but we’ll meaning smile– one that seems to say “better you than me”. People, within and outside the field, don’tContinue reading “The Harm of “Service” in Education”

Top 10 Teaching Resources

Let’s face it: there are way too many English, writing, and literature resources out there! (Of which, this may be one– humor, yo!). I’ve made a list here of resources that I use for English news, writing hints, and literature tips. These are the best resources. 1 Purdue OWL English is a living language– thatContinue reading “Top 10 Teaching Resources”