T.I.M: Things I’m Learning (Pt. 1) NEVER rely on school copiers. They are finicky, expensive, and break down without a care in the world for the 120 worksheets you need to print before class. On a similar note: if you NEED to use the copier, live & die by the classic proverb, “The early bird … More Things I’m Learning (Pt. 1) and the Two C’s
Even though I’m pursuing an endorsement in social studies education, the person who actually inspired me to seriously consider a career in education was a math teacher. Mr. R was my tenth grade Algebra II w/ Trigonometry teacher. He was elegant, well-spoken, incredibly intelligent, and above all else, he possessed an uncanny ability to motivate his students. Trust me … More A Special Teacher of Mine
I had a wonderful Friday at my placement school, but it was such a whirlwind that by the time I got home, I simply didn’t have the energy to do much of anything, let alone write a coherent post about my day (though I did end up going to see Hacksaw Ridge (2016), the new WWII film … More Was Christopher Columbus a Hero?
On a much-needed lighter note, here’s a little #ThrowBackThursday:
On September 19, 1796, the American Daily Advertiser, also known as the Pennsylvania Packet, published a letter most people refer to as George Washington’s Farewell Address. In this letter, President Washington announced his retirement from public office after two terms (and set a noteworthy precedent) and outlined the core beliefs and principles he hoped his nascent nation would … More Election Day
So I was going to wait a while after writing my first blog post, but the one you are about to read basically explains why I want to be a teacher. Through my observations and time teaching in the classroom thus far, I have concluded that one of the secrets to teaching is building meaningful relationships with students. That is, … More The Recipe for Success
This is my first blog post (yay, so exciting!), so I might as well address the uninformed, irritating-borderline-maddening, all-too-frequently posed questions and comments that I, along with every other teacher who aspires to be great, gets asked. Let’s get it OVER WITH! “Why do you want to be a teacher? You’re wasting your talents…” “Why … More “Why do you want to be a teacher? You’re wasting your talents”