Teacher Burnout Is More Likely Among Introverts. Jayson Jones was my favorite person to call when I needed a substitute for my high-school English classes.
Jayson was an aspiring teacher who was extremely popular with the students and related especially well with many of the at-risk kids. One day, I walked into the classroom at lunchtime, and he was sitting alone in the dark, listening to music. How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers : NPR Ed. Sarah Hagan, a young algebra teacher in rural Oklahoma oil country, stays where she is because her students "deserve better.
" Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Sarah Hagan, a young algebra teacher in rural Oklahoma oil country, stays where she is because her students "deserve better. " Elissa Nadworny/NPR Great teachers have two things in common: an exceptional level of devotion to their students, and the drive to inspire each one to learn and succeed. In years since Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's students go on to teach. CONCORD, N.H. — Thirty years after the Concord High School class of ‘86 watched social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts perish when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on live TV, a number of them have gone into teaching — and some wonder if, indirectly, the tragedy affected them enough that they wanted to make a difference, as she did.
One of them, Tammy Hickey, didn’t like social studies at all, but she enjoyed McAuliffe’s law class. McAuliffe took Hickey and fellow students to courtrooms to conduct mock trials. Hickey remembers how personable she was, and how she shared her enthusiasm and experiences when she was in the running to be the first teacher in space. Hickey, now a junior high physical education teacher in Bradenton, Florida, just knew McAuliffe would be picked from more than 11,000 applicants. Stop Talking About Teachers As If They're Missionaries. When Lisette Partelow embarked on a new career in 2012, she had all the props of an elite Washington professional: an Ivy League degree, management responsibility, challenging work, and a paycheck that placed her—in her first year on the job—in the top 25 percent of US salaries.
Yet when she told people about her work, the response was very different than the one that awaited her attorney husband. “The reaction was ‘Oh, that’s cute,’ ” she remembers. “ ‘You must be sweet. But kind of dull.’ ” Partelow, as it happens, was a teacher. What Highly Successful People Know About Perseverance. When Muhammad Ali was asked if he liked training, he replied: "I hated every minute of training, but I said to myself, ‘Don’t quit, suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
" Ali prepared for his fights by pushing himself, no matter how much it hurt. That's what every tough-minded person does when they're trying to achieve something difficult. They power through the obstacles, and they don’t give up. Success often has much more to do with perseverance than it does with a person's innate qualities. That isn't to say talent doesn't matter, just that it only goes so far without sacrifice and effort. How To Be a Teacher Leader.
Posted by Liz Prather on Monday, 04/27/2015 CTQ blogger Sandy Merz recently posted “My Teacher Leader Manifesto” and challenged teacher leaders to write theirs.
Instead of writing a manifesto, I decided to write a few thoughts about how one might become a teacher leader in his or her department, school or district. These are some of the steps I have taken to develop as a teacher leader.