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henry-henri:

3 Reasons for Teaching

I HATE THIS SO MUCH.
Why? Because introductory conversations always go like this:
Me: I’m a history teacher.
Person: Oh, you’re a teacher! It must be so nice to get summers off.
THANKS FOR IGNORING EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF MY JOB. Do I say: “Oh, you’re a (insert job here)? It must be nice to have your weekends off not grading papers!!!!!!!!!!” NO. Also, what am I doing this summer? Working part time, grad classes, and restructuring my curriculum for next year.
/vent

henry-henri:

3 Reasons for Teaching

I HATE THIS SO MUCH.

Why? Because introductory conversations always go like this:

Me: I’m a history teacher.

Person: Oh, you’re a teacher! It must be so nice to get summers off.

THANKS FOR IGNORING EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF MY JOB. Do I say: “Oh, you’re a (insert job here)? It must be nice to have your weekends off not grading papers!!!!!!!!!!” NO. Also, what am I doing this summer? Working part time, grad classes, and restructuring my curriculum for next year.

/vent

Starting in September, the Medford School District will charge a fee for student teachers — $1,200 for students attending in-state colleges and universities, $1,500 for those in out-of-state schools. It will also charge $50 for students studying in-state to have a field experience lasting one to several days in the district, $75 for students who go to school out of state.”

"Medford mentored 30 student teachers in 2010-11. An additional 25 teacher candidates had field experiences there. Had the charges been in effect, they could have added up to a starting teacher’s salary.

"That saves a teacher," McGair insisted. "That’s important to us, and should be important to colleges and universities if they are trying to place graduating students."

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Amid protests, Medford sets fee for student teachers

Heard of this article through word of mouth. I hope it does not become a trend.

Source: courierpostonline.com

soak it in: Advice from a student teacher to coordinating teachers ⇢

lhuddles:

Disclaimer: In my student teaching experience, we called our cooperating/coordinating teachers our “mentor teachers.” Terms will be used interchangeably here.

So…the other side of the fence. Well, I haven’t been on that side just yet (how many sides to this fence are there? Student…student…

Most certainly a thing, and most certainly for teachers (among others)

Thanks Tyler Berbert for the submission!

While it was made by a student trying to solve a student problem, I’m beginning to think there has been nothing created since the internet that could help teachers more than Piazzza.

If you know anyone teaching over the summer, consider it an obligation as a citizen to introduce this colleague to it. It’s free. Here’s a pretty good article about it, and here’s something I wrote about it. So yeah. Enjoy!

Sprout Classrooms ⇢

kicksandgiggles:

Tumblr teachers, if you’re in the market for some gently used classroom supplies, look no further! These supplies are gathered from retiring teachers, teachers who are changing grade levels, and others who just need to get rid of a few things. From what I’ve seen, everything is priced relatively reasonably! 

Lessonsfroma4thgrader, I know you were just asking about supplies, so this is for you!

Tracking blogs with RSS in Google Reader ⇢

This tutorial uses screenshots and a video to show you how to follow blogs on an RSS feed. Note that you can also follow certain topics on news sites in your RSS feed as well.

Most of how I find articles and resources for Things for Teachers is via my RSS feed. I read blogs & news stories using it, and it’s been a convenient way to read information I’m interested in one place. If you aren’t using an RSS feed yet, consider using Google Reader… if you don’t have blogs to follow, you can start with my Teaching Blogs to Check Out page!

Something seems fishy here…

My RSS feed tells me I have 8 new items since I last checked, which was 14 hours ago. It really should be more like 50-70. WHAT IS WRONG GOOGLE READER?!

Also, sorry for the mass amount of reblogs and lack of original content lately. I started my summer job and am working 30 hours this week on top of my normal teaching hours. Also doing work for my grad school class. I am scheduled down to the minute. Google Reader being funky does not help!

Videos on making good Powerpoint presentations ⇢

Larry Ferlazzo is using these with his students so that they may create their own Powerpoint presentations.

Novice Teacher: Reducing Subbing Stress- BYOS ⇢

novicephoenix:

Have you had this situation as a sub? You’re trying to lead a class but can’t find the worksheet/text/ditto. You want to navigate the class, but it’s difficult, especially when you don’t know where everything is. As a result, you can’t focus on the students. So, why not BYOS?

  • B- Bring
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Positively Persistent Teach: Attention - you may have missed these... ⇢

positivelypersistentteach:

This tumblr has gained a number of followers in the past 6 months thanks to the Education tag, the spotlight, and the teacher roll call. This tumblr and the education community that has developed on this site has made me a better teacher. I’m grateful for all of you.

I’d like to take some…

About

Who I am: A fourth year high school history teacher at an urban(ish) high school in New Jersey.

What I blog about: Stuff related to education I like, and stuff I hope can help other teachers out. Technology, deals on supplies, helpful books. My focus lately is on educational technology & related resources. Occasionally, I also post things related to education reform. Because I post articles that I feel will be of interest to teachers with varying views, the political-related posts made here do not necessarily reflect my beliefs or opinions, nor do they reflect the beliefs of my employer.

What I like learning & reading about: Other teacher's opinions about and experiences with teaching & education. How I can enrich my classroom and reach out to my students. If you write about this stuff, let me know, because I probably want to read it.

What you should submit: Anything that could help a teacher.


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