For teachers and students alike, half the fun of fall is starting the new year off with a fresh look. If you’re anything like us, sometimes the excitement is a little too much, and you start feeling guilty about the frequency of mall-trips and packages showing up on your doorstep.
In our First-Year Teacher series we’ve talked about running your classroom, and all the other responsibilities involved in teaching. For this final post, we’re sharing teachers’ thoughts on the emotions that go along with the job, and how to survive the rollercoaster that is teaching.
Are you feeling the August panic? We know that when your students walk through the door this fall, you’ll have to be ready for anything. The school year is stressful and right now you have a chance to get ahead. You can’t anticipate every challenge you’ll face in the upcoming year, but the physical space […]
Can we guess what kind of teacher you are based on your fashion preferences? With the help of Lane Bryant we’re going to try! Pick your favorites below—then head into any Lane Bryant store to get a 15% teacher discount and support local classrooms across the country.
In our last First Year Teacher post, we shared what last year’s rookie teachers had to say about running their first classrooms. If you’re starting your first teaching job this year, we’re sure you’re expecting and preparing to plan lessons, manage a classroom, and grade papers. What you may not be expecting are all of the other […]
Forty to fifty percent of new teachers leave within their first five years on the job. Why? Because teaching is hard. More is expected of teachers than they could comprehend before starting the job. Teachers are lesson-planners, disciplinarians, fundraisers, administrators, emotional-support systems, and more.
“These kids are so excited about a book.” Heather Mitchell is a 2nd grade teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her classroom is home to students from all over the world, and many are English Language Learners. Often their home lives are difficult, some without parents there to raise them. For that reason, […]
We all need someone to lean on, and teachers are no exception. If you are frustrated that teachers are struggling to teach because of a lack of supplies, you can do something about it. Become a Classroom Champion! Classroom Champions are often the key to a classroom adoption. When you help raise awareness about a […]
Fundraising! It’s why you got into teaching in the first place, right? Not so much. However, you know that a lot of your students don’t have access to the supplies they need for a variety of reasons. Fundraising has just become part of the job for many teachers.
The new school year is right around the corner. We hear that teachers are already busy decorating their classrooms for the year ahead.
What do you do with a low-income school, a few donated garden boxes, and no funding for plants or supplies? To this question, teachers Debbie Rutledge-Lockyear and Janet White’s response was confident. You make it work. When they received the garden boxes, the teachers began dreaming of creating a community garden where they could give their […]
Vivett Hemans is an 8th grade language arts teacher at Eagle Academy for Young Men of Southeast Queens in Jamaica, NY. “There is one Eagle Academy in each of the five boroughs as well as one in Newark, New Jersey,” said Ms. Hemans. “They have been strategically placed in neighborhoods that have been identified as school-to-prison […]