As teachers, we will find ourselves questioning our direction and effectiveness with a class at some point during our teaching year. About five years ago, I had my startling moment… Read more »
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I am known at school for the characteristic clickety clack of my teacher shoes down freshly polished hallways. I take the stairs two at a time to make sure I… Read more »
I wore a cape to my interview for English Chairperson. Yes, you read that right, a cape. I was convinced that I was the perfect person for the job. I… Read more »
Getting a full contract position in the high school setting is difficult when you are stacked up against hundreds of other applicants. How can you set yourself apart from the… Read more »
Canadian Winter. There is nothing quite like it. Hammered by snow squalls and freezing rain warnings, teachers brave the brutal road conditions, so that learning may press on. And then… Read more »
This may seem radical but, try this: Throw out the seating chart and move the desks around each week. What would happen if students did not have an assigned… Read more »
The smell of freshly-cut grass on the soccer field surrounds you as you make your way down the newly-waxed hallways to your classroom door. You enter the vacant – and… Read more »
In the messy-ness of our days in the classroom we may forget why we became teachers in the first place. Was it because someone inspired you as a student? Was… Read more »
My school, situated in a rural setting, is one of those sites that might be considered ‘unique’ or even peculiar to a newcomer. Our location affords us with unusual opportunities… Read more »
Every teacher strives to find ways to make lessons more interactive for students, but in the past, it simply wasn’t possible to bring an astronaut to the classroom to teach… Read more »