Category Archives: classroom management

One Quarter Left!

Now that all the necessary parties know, I can finally reveal that I’ll be switching from teaching to writing full time upon completion of the 2016-17 school year.

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Erm, hello again!

Yeah, it’s been a while Okay, it’s been about seven months since my last post. I haven’t forgotten about my blog but, needless to say, I haven’t put forth the effort to keep it going. It’s been a mix of … Continue reading

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First-Year-Teacher Curve

I am pleased to inform you that I’m past the stage of “boo hoo, poor me. I suck at my job.” I have moved onto taking note of what I’ve learned from my mistakes and am constructively pursuing better approaches. … Continue reading

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Resisting the Urge to Take Half Your Students Home

It’s been an eventful week, some good things, some bad things. I’m learning how to be a better teacher as fast as I can, but some things definitely take courage I need to acquire. Bad news first so we can … Continue reading

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We Keep Forgetting You’re New

Thus said my boss. It’s meant as a compliment (he said that, too). We keep coming across things no one has taken a moment to train me on because everyone keeps forgetting I’ve never done 99% of what a high … Continue reading

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Teaching isn’t Just About Helping Students Pass Classes

I appear to have passed the initial teacher test, the unspoken one given to me by my students: the “are you really going to stick around?” one. I know they will always test their limits with me, but at least … Continue reading

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