Over the Christmas break I’ve had the opportunity to read a few blogs with teaching tips and information regarding teaching 21st century students. In general, I love the idea of teaching students how to learn rather than lecturing them on what to remember. That whole “teach a man to… Continue Reading 'Questions regarding 21st century teaching'
It’s been two months since I’ve started teaching. I can’t believe I’ve been a High School teacher for two months.I also can’t believe I’ve survived these past two months. This has got to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.… Continue Reading 'Two months'
There were several difficulties I expected as a new teacher. A smaller paycheck, less time all together and a more demanding job. But here are the things I didn’t expect:The sheer amount of curriculum planning needed. I’m teaching three different subjects and planning an hour and a… Continue Reading 'Teaching: What’s easy, What’s hard'
There are several things brewing in the back of my head that I want to write down, but alas I’m way too busy making lesson plans to have time to write them down.And apparently the powers that be decided Katie and I both needed to be completely overloaded… Continue Reading 'Quick Update on Teaching'
Wow, that was quite an experience. I don’t have too much time to delve into things, but Murphy sure was busy today.First off, about half the staff I know there were gone for the day at training and such.Second, I realize with about 45 minutes before the… Continue Reading 'Reflections on the first day'
The first question asked when I was interviewing for my teaching job was, “Why do you want to be a teacher?” It’s an extremely important question, because sooner or later, you’re going to second guess your choice. It’s not just teaching, it happens in any career. It’… Continue Reading 'Why I want to teach'
I’m reminded of a computer game I used to constantly play during my childhood years called Quest for Glory. The basic storyline is that you, an average, everyday citizen, are going to save the world from evil forces. The only obstacles in your way include some evil sorcerers, a… Continue Reading 'So you want to be a hero?'