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Lessons from God: Quit Your Job!

This isn’t a flowery post about positivity and thankfulness. Oh, and no, I didn’t quit my job either.

The past few months of my teaching career have been quite hellish for me.   536 more words


Why Go Into Teaching?

What do I say when a younger person asks if he or she should pursue a teaching career in 2016?

Three reasons:

  1. Too many standardized tests…
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The new ESL teacher and MOMENTS of brilliance

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For every new ESL teacher, no matter how clever you are, the grammar will kill you! Seriously, this is no joke, there is another post specifically on this issue, but for today I am going to talk about ‘moments of brilliance’, that will occur in your first 6 months of teaching. 474 more words


End of the Year Rockets

Does anyone realize that it has already been 4 months since 2016 began? All I can think about is that the school year is almost over. 537 more words

Confessions of a First Year Teacher

By: Eric Fisher @Mr_EFisher

Congratulations, new teacher! The good news is, you’ve found a gig and are all ready to begin your work planning lessons, setting up your classroom, and bonding with students. 1,348 more words


'Private' and 'teacher' identities

In my first ever essay during my initial teacher training I discussed the role of the teacher, describing it as becoming ‘the facilitator of learning’. Although this is true-a good teacher must create an environment in which learning takes place and where the students can take some ownership of their own learning-I have found this hard to put into practice in the classroom. 735 more words

Challenging Learners