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Alex Corbitt on Twitter: "Profile of a Modern Teacher □ (by @wayfaringpath) #sunchat #edchat #engchat #elearning... What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher. It's been two decades since my first year in the clasroom.

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned. The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building.

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned

Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she describes is any different than my own experience in sitting in HS classes for long periods of time. And this report of course accords fully with the results of our student surveys. Share This With All the Schools, Please. A few weeks ago, I went into Chase’s class for tutoring.

Share This With All the Schools, Please

I’d emailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home is math – but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.” She emailed right back and said, “No problem! Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. What Students Remember Most About Teachers. Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall, I saw you as you rushed past me in the lunch room.

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. “Oh, fine,” you replied. 10 pieces of advice for new teachers. In just a few short weeks new teachers around the world will embark upon an exciting and crazy adventure.

10 pieces of advice for new teachers

This adventure will surely have its fair share of ups and downs. In spite of that, this adventure will allow for countless opportunities to serve and positively impact current and future generations of students. This adventure will be like no other adventure... Here are 10 pieces of advice I'd like to share with new teachers as they prepare for this adventure: 1). 2). 3). 4). What Most People Don't Know About Teachers. Photo Credit: mrsdkrebs via Compfight cc As a student I couldn’t even guess what my teachers were doing when they weren’t teaching.

What Most People Don't Know About Teachers

Mostly because I did not care enough to pay attention. Sure, I knew the impact some of my teachers and coaches had on me, but the teenage mind didn’t allow me to comprehend what a teacher does all day. Why Teaching Is Like Farming. Sometimes, I think that teaching is a lot like farming.

Why Teaching Is Like Farming

I know that statement won’t immediately convince most of you, but sometimes, you need to think of yourself as a farmer. Reap, Sow This principle is as old as time. It is fair to say that farming was one of the first professions. Farmers understood very early on about the relationship between the seeds and the plants. A Lack of Control Nature eludes stretchable human intellect and ever increasing power of control. The Results Are Not Immediate A single visit to any grocery store might make us believe that there is nothing like seasonal produce. The 1:1 Ratio Doesn’t Exist. How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples.

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 New Realities Every Educator Faces by Terry Heick It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching.

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

This may end up being true–how education changes in the next 20 years is a choice rather than the inevitable tidal wave of social and technological change it’s easy to sit back and wait for. If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching. What Students Really Need to Hear. It’s 4 a.m.

What Students Really Need to Hear

I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. But, I can’t. Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain. Too Many Teachers Leave Before Hitting Their Stride. Too Many Teachers Leave Before Hitting Their Stride by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media According to University of Pennsylvania professor Richard Ingersoll, between 40 and 50 percent of teachers leave the classroom within their first five years.

Too Many Teachers Leave Before Hitting Their Stride

Given the demands of the job, this isn’t too surprising, and his data reveals a steady uptick in teacher attrition and increasing numbers of new hires over the past two decades. It can takes years for educators to build confidence, an array of classroom management skills, and the ability to effectively assess student learning, among other demands, which is why early exodus from the profession is highly problematic for the education system as a whole–nobody wins if we can’t find and retain quality teachers in every small town and county school district, sprawling suburban schools, and challenging urban schools. The Real Number Of Hours Teachers Work In One Eye-Opening Graphic.

What Students Remember Most About Teachers. Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall, I saw you as you rushed passed me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. "Oh, fine," you replied. But I knew it was anything but fine. You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do. I told you to remember that at the end of the day, it's not about the lesson plan. Why Do Teachers Teach? 20,000 Teachers Tell Us.