Recently, our school hired a newbie teacher--fresh out of college--and an early graduate at that--only 21 years old. We also have a young career-switcher teacher, who is starting as a paraprofessional as she switches into teaching. Combining conversations I’ve had with those … [Read more...] about What questions should new teachers ask HR?
I’ve recently entered the AP universe, taking on my first AP teaching assignment, and I’ve been asked by fellow teachers, friends, and family about whether I had to have special qualifications or endorsements to teach AP courses. Based on my experience and research I’ve done, … [Read more...] about Do teachers need special qualifications to teach AP?
My #1 classroom goal this year? To have more fun. When I told my students my “fun goal” this past August, most looked at me skeptically and said, “Fun? Is this a trick? In the past few years, I’ve gotten lost in the standards and designed a lot of heavy hitting assignments. … [Read more...] about What is a classroom escape room?
This past summer, I was watching my husband update his LinkedIn profile, and I wondered — as a teacher, should I have a LinkedIn profile? I’m not actively looking for a job, and I wondered, would there be professional value? Are other teachers using LinkedIn? Do teachers … [Read more...] about Should teachers join LinkedIn?
What is personalized learning? My school district is embracing a personalized learning initiative, and I’ve been doing some research on the concept as I try to consider ways to integrate more personalized options into my classroom. I’m finding that personalized learning is … [Read more...] about What is personalized learning?