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”

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”

This is what high school is actually like.

Why All The Stress? The current state of education for individual students: Part III In speaking with parents, one thing that astounds me is the lack of understanding of their child’s daily experiences. I frequently question the apparent lack of communication occurring at home. Are parents not asking? Are children not speaking? Who is listening?Continue reading “This is what high school is actually like.”

What is education like now? Part II

Adult Figure Involvement: Mentality is key Unsurprisingly, a big factor in student attitude/attainment to education is parental figure involvement (1). Parents tend to be very active in lower years (Kindergarten through grade 5), but not involved as actively as the child progresses (2). Factors that affect parental involvement include parent educational attainment, ethnicity, and perceptionContinue reading “What is education like now? Part II”