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5 Lessons From “This Is America” to Take Back to the Classroom

Singer, actor, and comedian Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) does it all. Recently, his song “This Is America” broke the internet. And I do mean broke! I was in shambles after watching the video several times. Everyone from Buzzfeed to Time has given their take on “This Is America. ...




What Is Metacognition? A Guide for Educators

When was the last time you reflected on your intellectual growth? When was the last time you stretched it further? Paying attention to how you think and how your thinking affects how you learn enhances both self-awareness and brainpower. This “thinking about thinking” is called metacognition, and it’s a skill teachers can introduce to students at a very young age. ...




10 Ways to Support Introverts in the Classroom

Many assume that introverts have less to offer than extroverts. Nothing could be further from the truth. As educators, we need to make sure the natural introverts understand that their contributions are valued in the classroom.
 
How? By upending a cultural bias that slants heavily in favor of extroverts. ...




You Don’t Have to Be a Perfect Teacher

On my first day as a teacher, I had a very distinct image of who I would be and what my class would look like.
 
I wanted to be that guy kids remember the rest of their lives. I’d have them drop their textbooks on the ground next to their desks as I loudly proclaimed that they would not need them in my class!
 
My class would be engaging and exciting. ...




The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

The aim of this short article is to provide clarity for those in a workplace developmental relationship such as mentoring.
 
That is, to understand the difference between coaching and mentoring. However, this is not straightforward since there is often much confusion of definitions between practitioners. ...




How Do I Budget My Lump-Sum Summer Pay?

Because three months without a paycheck can be scary.
Being a teacher comes with many positives and negatives. It’s a difficult but incredibly rewarding career path to pursue. One of the benefits is the opportunity to take summers off (assuming you don’t teach year-round). ...




Everything You Need to Know About Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club

Hey teachers, feeling exhausted by the overwhelming demands of the job? Don’t know where to look for help, much less find the energy to achieve work-life balance? We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club as a helpful resource and decided to check it out for ourselves. ...




21 Companies That Hire Teachers During the Summer

While your non-teacher friends and family think that summer means three months of sleeping late and lazy days for you, you know the truth. For most teachers, summer is about hustling to make up for those lost paychecks or taking advantage of opportunities to sharpen your skills. ...




When Is a Mental Health Day Off From Work Justified?

An occasional break from the office is good for you. But if it becomes a habit, you should seek professional help.
Who among us hasn't needed a break from work? No matter how much you may love your job, sometimes you have to get away from it. You might put in for a vacation day or a personal day, depending on your company's policies and procedures. ...




Best Part-Time Work From Home Jobs

If you are thinking about working part-time from home, you will be joining almost 25 percent of the United States workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 annual report. Large Fortune 500 companies, as well as many smaller organizations, are looking to fill part-time telecommuting positions. ...