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!
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
Recently there has been a lot of talk about the book Educated by Tara Westover. Many book clubs have been circulating this fascinating book. What I was most interested to learn about from this book, was how someone with limited preparation was still able to obtain a college education. However, the book revolved around how Tara's view … Continue reading Does The Book Educated Encourage An Education System Without Standards?
After having my first daughter, I went back to teaching at a traditional public school and placed her in full time daycare. It ended up being a harsh reality check for me. While there were many lovable aspects of teaching, it was very difficult to juggle with an infant. I do want to place a … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Teaching Is NOT A Family Friendly Career
Great Schools has done a fantastic job providing a user friendly experience for parents to rate their local schools. It's even started integrating with websites like Zillow to help home buyers avoid bad schools. However, can a school's worth be boiled down to just one number? Parents want to know their child's school is going … Continue reading This Is What Parents Need To Know About greatschools.org Ratings
The Research on Life Expectancy In a Ted Talk given by Susan Pinker last year, she went through research done by Julianne Holt-Lunstand at Brigham Young University. The research looked at a population of diverse middle aged people. After recording their information, she waited seven years and then, in the words of Susan, "went to … Continue reading Will The Lack Of Social Education Create Shortened Life Spans?
When I finally get a few minutes to casually scroll through my Facebook feed, typically I see several blog posts that discuss technology. Most of them are fear mongering blog posts on all the awful effects of technology. They speak to how we are ruining our children and adding negative social consequences for them. Don't … Continue reading Research Review: Dangers of “screen time” vs. teaching computing skills