Why I Want Students to Like Me

Story Time Let me tell you a little story before we get into this topic. Right after college graduation, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I knew I was going to teach, but I was so broke I couldn’t even pay the $50 to get my teaching certificate processed. I was working Read More

My Students Don’t Turn in Homework

This is a tough one. After many years of teaching, I still don’t have a clear-cut answer for this. ¬†All I can do here is offer some suggestions. Each class and kid is different, so it is really hard to figure out the best way to get kids to do the daily stuff. However, basic Read More

6 Rules to Follow as a First-Year Teacher

Okay, there really are significantly more rules to follow than just 6, but I’m here to tell you the ones that I feel are the most important. These will make your life easier as your year continues. Rule 1: Never pretend to know something that you don’t. Kids will catch you pretending, and it will Read More

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