I teach at a school with about 130 total kids in the 7th-12th grades. I’m in a unique position to get to know the kids deeply because, as a resident of an apartment on school property, I am totally embedded … Continue reading
Sometime between February and March earlier this year, I began to lose the euphoria I started the year with. I was gripped with an unusual negativity and no longer felt driven by the inexplicable combination of giddiness and tenacious agitation … Continue reading
The most daunting part about writing my vision as a first year teacher was twofold: one, I didn’t know my students and, two, despite the grandiose qualitative descriptions I wrote of a classroom in its most ideal state, I was … Continue reading
Whether you’re a first, second, or thirteenth year teacher, there are so many things to juggle at the start of the year that your first encounter with new students can seem unmanageably daunting. I’ve talked to many new Teach For … Continue reading
It goes without saying that first impressions matter. Your approach to and execution of the first 10 minutes in your classroom are very important. The following list is intended to help you make it count.