What does it mean to be a good teacher? Take short quizzes to see where you excel and where you need help, and then get some advice from National Board Certified Teachers to see how you can get better.
Volume 92, Oct-Nov 2013
Get expert advice on whether employers are checking your social media history, how to answer the question about your strengths and weaknesses, and what to wear to an interview.... read more.
Feeling unprepared? Overwhelmed? Tap into some wisdom from National Board Certified Teachers and get up-to-speed with these practical tips on topics ranging from working with families to managing your classroom.... read more.
Connecting with families should be at the top of every teacher's never-ending to-do list. These strategies will help you get started.... read more.
Teaching style is a finely honed skill. It is the method of delivery, classroom management, and overall relationship with students that allows a teacher to be effective — or causes her to be ineffective.... read more.
Although I knew there were some things that went well during my first few years in the classroom, by my fourth year I almost left teaching. The behavior of my students threatened my passion for this career.... read more.
Although your education program prepared you well for writing detailed two- or three-page plans for each lesson you’re going to teach, you might not have as much time to devote to that task now that you’ve entered the real world of teaching. These time-saving tips will help you plan your lessons.... read more.
Building strong relationships with your fellow teachers will ensure the success of your students. Here are some common types of faculty members you might encounter and tips on how to work with them.... read more.
These three strategies encourage all students to get involved and do the thinking needed to learn.... read more.
Three educators take a yearlong road trip to see what teachers are doing right. See what they found.... read more.
You’ve waited a long time to have your own classroom, but what do you do when you have a question — or several? Find out how you can set yourself up to succeed.... read more.
“Is this your first year as a teacher?” There are only a few possible answers when a student asks this dreaded question. All of them are wrong.... read more.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your classroom? If so, you’re not alone. These tips will help you survive and even thrive.... read more.
About two years ago, I was finishing up a class for a graduate degree and was required to complete a case study on an English language learner. I had to spend several hours weekly with this student, asking him questions and revising his writing. I chose him because he fit the bill: He was the only English language learner in my class that semester.... read more.