All teachers have had those students who can learn but simply choose not to. We've witnessed wasted beautiful minds, nonchalance of talent, and the refusal of effort. It is absolutely maddening; those students have the ability, but for whatever reason, their fire hasn't been ignited. As educators, ... » Learn More about Be That Match
I'm a WAHM mother of three and a teacher of many. Doing my job (and career) all in the same space at the same time means many cups of coffee and a messy home, but I really do have the best of both worlds.
Cyber school, or online learning, has the potential to provide a solid education to students who wouldn't otherwise receive one. I've had students enrolled in my virtual classroom for reasons ranging from medical issues to a crazy busy schedule of training to become a professional ballerina! ... » Learn More about Is Your Student a Good Candidate for Online Learning?
At this time last week, I found myself sitting in the bleachers at our local elementary school waiting for my number to be called. In my own version of the Hunger Games, I wrung my hands and conspicuously dabbed the sweat pooling at my hair line. This was it. There was no turning back; I ... » Learn More about 5 Things School Administrators Should Do To Make Kindergarten Registration Easier (on Moms)
Having worked with the public since I was 16, I like to think I'm a people person. It doesn't mean I actually like them; it just means I know them. I've encountered and taken orders from various men and women courtesy of a plethora of part-time jobs and alllll my different teaching assignments. ... » Learn More about There Are So Many Morons
Before I traded in my day job for three rug rats and a computer, I used to function as a public member of society; as in, I wore pants to work as a high school English teacher. One day at my pants-required job, my gallbladder almost exploded. All teachers have those horrifyingly embarrassing ... » Learn More about Don’t Worry Kids, That’s Just My Gallbladder Exploding.