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. Continue reading
Throughout the month of August, Subaru is helping teachers and students nationwide, by providing the necessary school supplies teachers need to teach, and students need to learn by partnering with AdoptAClassroom.org. Continue reading
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 of your classroom can make a big difference in terms of your stress levels.
We turned to Scholastic.com to get some great organizational tips that will keep you ahead this year. Then we pulled together a Pinterest board full of other great ideas for you to try out in your classrooms! We hope that if you start thinking about organization now, you’ll have a much smoother, happier school year.
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 aspects of your job description.
In this post, we’re highlighting what last year’s rookies had to say about all of the add-on jobs that came with teaching:
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. Continue reading
Did you know that seven out of 10 teachers purchase apparel items like jackets, socks, and shoes for their students?
Proper school clothing for students is more important than you might think. 85% of teachers we surveyed said that students lack confidence when they come to class without the proper clothing or supplies.