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
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
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
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
I must be a gluten for punishment. Or perhaps I am just overly optimistic. Maybe both. Whatever the reason though, over the past year, I have applied to nearly 100 remote jobs and only one has been a successful opportunity. This was pretty frustrating since, up until this point, I had landed every job I … Continue reading What I Learned After Failing To Land A Remote Job
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?
Recently there has been increased dissatisfaction of the education system in Europe and the United States. While the United States has had a long history of "public schools," Britain was slow to move towards schools that educated many students. This is not to say that the United State's early schools were all inclusive and comprehensive … Continue reading Opinion: Is Selective Education Harmful To A Nation? A Look At The History of British Education.