I can't remember the exact moment that I decided to become a special education teacher. I do remember being interested in the subject, applying the material learned like it was second nature, and being able to retain information pertaining to the field far better than other topics. After announcing my decision to my parents, my … Continue reading About The Author – A Teacher’s Tale
Awesome teacher's don't just feel grateful what they have, they also show their gratitude. This is a dynamite combination that allows teachers who show it to benefit twice - to feel happier because they are grateful, and then benefit from act of showing the gratitude. The consequence of happier teachers is better work environments, and … Continue reading Awesome Teachers SHOW Gratitude (GMTT – 13)
This article was inspired from an Instagram post I read recently. A teacher was venting about administrators who tell her to "ignore" or never say "no" to a student. While this may very well be true, I would be hard pressed to find a behavior specialist who would encourage teachers to just always "ignore." Ignoring … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Know The Difference Between A Behavior Management System And A Behavior Tool (GMTT – 12)
Teachers are upset. They are displeased with their work conditions. Here are details from recent strikes: Chicago, West Virginia, or California. The teacher profession is under attack. Teachers are mandated to teach very specific curriculum, expected to produce nearly impossible results, take all of the heat from a struggling system, and then are paid like … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Focus On One Aspect Of Their Job To Advocate For (GMTT – #10)
Happy Halloween Eve! In honor of all the spook-ish fun that will be happening, this week's way to be awesome is about having fun! Did you know that incorporating fun into your classroom is a research based method to increase learning? Hope you get the chance to add some fun into your classroom this Halloween!
Doing something kind for your coworkers might not seem like it translates to immediate rewards, but it actually does. Research shows that teachers are more satisfied with their jobs when they have good relationships with their coworkers. And teachers that are more satisfied with their jobs make greater impacts with their students. So basically spreading … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Make Time To Do Kind Deeds (GMTT – #4)
Both websites connect students with teachers and provide a safe way to pay for services. So which should you choose? Let's break down each of their features to determine which is best: TakeLessons vs. Musika.
After much research on kindergarten and how it effects future success, this post answers the age old question: If my child has a summer or fall birthday, can I (or should I) send them to kindergarten the year they are turning 5?
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?