Category Archives: For New Teachers

Spring Showers

I’ve been fielding a lot of crying lately.  And not a single tear has been from students. Oh, no, wait.  There was a tear or two from a seventh grade boy in the principal’s office for an altercation with another … Continue reading

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Owning Your Show

Let’s begin with some simple math across the curriculum: Nationwide, the average classroom consists of one teacher and twenty-five students. I pulled that little doohicky of a fact from the U.S. Department of Education.  Personally, I think the Dept of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to New Teachers

Dear First Year Teachers, You’re about to walk through the double-doors of your first school into your first classroom with your first group of students and take your place, front and center, in of one of the biggest shitstorms of … Continue reading

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For The New Teachers

You got the job.  Congrats. Now it’s all about surviving your first year. I’m going to go against the grain here, and say that the first year teaching is not nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be. … Continue reading

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Education Interview Tips Part II

(cont. from previous entry) As a note, after taunting the English teacher applicants in the last blog for the apostrophe -s, I realized I had no idea how to use it in “do’s and don’ts.”  So I googled it and … Continue reading

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Education Interview Tips Part I

It’s summer, folkertons. That means it’s still hiring season for many schools.  Better move quick.  Gotta get those quality education jobs before some jackass from a big corporation has a mid -life crisis, decides he wants to change the world … Continue reading

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