Tutoring can be a fantastic way to bring in extra income, or earn money with a flexible schedule. Even though remote tutoring for English as a second language (or ESL) has become a giant job market (read more about which is best here), there are plenty of companies who provide means for general tutoring to … Continue reading Which Is Best To Work For: Tutor.com or Varsity Tutors?
Every year teachers try to make fresh goals... keeping them tends to be the tricky part. These 15 might be on your list this year too!
I know there's a million of these posts floating around. However, I have yet to find one that really boils down to the most wanted ideas. I also don't typically post every week, but the count down to Christmas is winding down! Monetary Gifts Every year teachers across the United States have to figure out … Continue reading The Ultimate Teacher Gift List
Chinese based ESL Companies are huge. They are an easy way to make extra money in your own home. There are several large companies, and most of them own one or two smaller sister companies. In my previous article entitled, "Which Online ESL Company Is Best, VIPKID, QKids, SayABC, or DaDa?," I reviewed and ranked … Continue reading How Does The ESL Company 51Talk Compare To DaDa, QKids, VIPKID, and SayABC?
If you have been reading some of my educational research, you may have noticed a short pause in new material. A new addition to our family created a shortage of time! However, after a 6 week maternity break, I am ready to get back in the saddle... the writing and research saddle, that is. Moving … Continue reading Similarities Between Parenting And Teaching: The Reward Is Worth It
Online tutoring is a major business! The options for remote tutoring work are overwhelmingly large. Not only are there several options specifically for learning languages or English (check out my post about the best ESL tutoring company), but there are also very specific online tutoring positions that can be found through universities and companies that … Continue reading Which Online And Remote Tutoring Company Is Best To Work For?
A Letter To Social Media Social media, you've done it again. Somehow you have taken a brilliant way to connect and share ideas, and turned it into a guilt-fest. There is a never ending feed of beautiful crafty teachers, who spend hours on the tiniest details, and their own money on beautiful furniture for the … Continue reading Why Teachers Should Not Feel Guilty About An Ugly Classroom
Mental health for educators continues to be an issue. While we are still not entirely sure what percentage of teachers leave the profession in the first five years (read more about this from The Washington Post), we do know that teachers are still reporting an increase of "poor mental health" days when reflecting on their … Continue reading How To Increase Happiness While Teaching
School is starting back up and it's no surprise that disagreements between parents and teachers are going to happen. As a parent myself, I can honestly say that educational topics create emotional reactions. And why not? As a parent you want the best for your kiddo. And shipping them off for most of the day … Continue reading 5 Common Parent-Teacher Disagreements and How To Fix Them