Teacher Talk 005: 3 Things I Want My Students to Know

Tonight I came across a print on Pinterest that embodies three of the things I want my students to leave my class knowing at the end of a semester. There are many lessons I wish I could teach my students and it never feels like there is enough time. Focusing on these three things helps […]

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My Students’ Perspective on the Baltimore Riots

Today my Honors class discussed the Baltimore riots and the escalating racial tensions in the United States. And let me tell you– It. Was. Awesome. Not everyone agreed with one another, but it was still a really great open forum to discuss the changing climate in our country.

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Teacher Talk 003: 8 Things I Wish I Knew as a First Year

There are so many things a college education doesn’t teach you about becoming a teacher. I had a college professor who told me I just wouldn’t know what it was like until I got here. He said all of my preconceived notions would die. Boy, was he right.

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I Get To.

There has been a lot of negative press over the past few years about teachers, their working conditions, their pay, their performance, yadda, yadda, yadda. In fact, when I graduated from Appalachian, I had plenty of people asking me if I was crazy for going into the profession at this point.

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