Are We Supposed To Be Teachers or Surrogate Parents?

So many times in the media we see teachers and schools being dragged through the mud for getting something 'wrong'. Half the time I look at those 'wrong' things, and wonder why the school is concerned with it in the first place. We see all the time teachers in the bad books for not teaching … Continue reading Are We Supposed To Be Teachers or Surrogate Parents?

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“Teaching is Easy”

By Mr Nero I write this today with every teacher in mind, but with the evidence of my own experiences and research. As a relatively new teacher I speak of my experience but also the shared viewpoints of the many staff I have spent time with. Today I would like to examine the statement "teaching … Continue reading “Teaching is Easy”

Why Are We Letting Ourselves Drown?

Teaching as a profession is in desperate need of an overhaul, but for the sake of the teachers, not the students. I can no longer count how many times I've been part of conversations about the fact that we are never caught up with our work. Of course things like planning and assessment are ongoing, … Continue reading Why Are We Letting Ourselves Drown?

Planning Can’t Wait

Teaching truly is a job like no other - being responsible for the education of young people, interacting on a meaningful level with up to 200 individual people a day, planning engaging lessons, meeting deadlines from a variety of stakeholders, the list of responsibilities goes on and on. And it gets to be utterly overwhelming … Continue reading Planning Can’t Wait

You Are Not Alone

Late last night I received this post from a teacher who wishes to remain anonymous. They wanted to share this story so that others out there might not feel so alone.  Going back to school is not an easy process for everyone, and teachers can get as anxious and stressed as students. It affects each … Continue reading You Are Not Alone