9 Crappy Teacher Colleagues and How to Deal with Them

I love my job, I love my students, and despite the title of the article I even enjoy my colleagues. But sometimes we have to poke fun at ourselves, so I came up with my favourite types of colleagues that get me ranting when I get home from work. Here are 9 crappy teacher colleagues …

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Sometimes the Teacher Just Needs to Stop Talking

Do you ever find yourself just talking to your class, continuing an explanation perhaps or re-explaining a task, just because it's quiet and you feel the need to talk to them? I do, and I need to stop. Last Friday I was teaching some decimal rules to the year 7's. I had a great powerpoint …

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The Key Thing Students Want From Their Teachers

Students expect a lot from their teachers. They expect us to teach them facts, skills, and ways of thinking specific to our respective subjects. They expect us to help them progress and succeed, achieving their personal goals. They expect us to help them develop social and emotional skills. But there is one key thing students …

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About to Start Your First Teaching Job? Follow These Tips for an Easier Ride

This is it! You've worked your butt off and graduated, scored a job, and now you're about to begin the journey of an actual teacher. Congratulations! So... now what? In amongst the excitement and nervousness, the first few weeks of school might feel a little overwhelming for a beginning teacher. You have so much to …

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