Surviving Year 1 as a Teacher: What You Didn’t Learn in College but Need to Know

Surviving your first year of teaching is quite an accomplishment, and often one that has new teachers questioning their career choice. The shift from teaching assistant, where you are considered more of a friend than truly “the teacher” to being fully in charge of a classroom – often without backup – can leave your nerves jangling. Read More …

Technology Isn’t Optional: The Pros and Cons of Educating in the Digital Age

It’s not uncommon today to see students from kindergarten through high school using tablets instead of textbooks, and find teachers manipulating large touch screens instead of writing on a board with chalk or dry-erase markers. Digital literacy is more important than ever, and school districts around the country have been scrambling to gain access to high-tech tools that – hopefully – will better prepare students to enter the workforce or further their education. Read More …

New and Aspiring Teachers: Practical Advice for Getting Started

Teachers rarely enter their profession due to an overwhelming desire to make more money, receive accolades, or gain personal feelings of success. While these may come in time, teaching first and foremost is a calling. A deep desire to share your love of knowledge with others and ignite their lifelong passion for learning. Being a teacher isn’t for everyone, but if you are looking for a way to impact the future and be a good citizen, teaching may be a good fit. Read More …