Listen Watch Can you tell us about yourself? "Hi, I am Brittany Marcus and I'm at Damonte Ranch High School. I teach social resource, um, which is kids who sometimes need academic support but more often they just need social support. Um, we are in Reno, Nevada and this is...
Listen While some find it unsettling or unfortunate to walk onto a school campus and see armed police officers walking around, a better understanding of the roles of School Resource Officers (or SROs) reveals that they are more than just stern defenders looking for bad guys. SROs devote much...
Listen Teaching is a hard job, and we all know that it doesn’t pay in proportion to the amount of work that it requires. Sometimes the reality of what teaching really is compared to the image put forth in teacher education programs and movies is too much for teachers,...
Listen Watch Can you tell us about yourself? "Hi, my name is Teresa and I teach first grade in a St.Louis suburban school district. This is my first year at this local school, but I've been teaching for 34 years." Why did you start a career in education? "My...
Listen Part Three of our Four-Part Series: Helping Students Improve Their Reading at Any Age Vocabulary Building vocabulary is one of the most commonly understood and utilized strategies in teaching, so we won’t spend an excessive amount of time one it. Everyone knows it’s important and many teachers have...
Listen Early Childhood educators are probably most likely to already be employing this strategy. They are responsible for teaching every standard in every subject to every child. They are then responsible for assessing whether that child shows progress, masters the concept, or does not show enough progress to move on...
Listen Watch Can you tell us about yourself? “Can you tell us about yourself? So, my name is Bode. I work at the University of Kentucky. I'm a teacher and research for coding and my school is located in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Um, at this particular institution I've...
Listen Have you ever noticed that the only movies that are made about us are either movies where the teacher is a terrible human who takes complete advantage of the “easy paycheck” (which we all know is not realistic) or those who have no personal boundaries and are terrible humans...
Listen Watch Can you tell us about yourself? "Hello, My name is Melissa Parker. I am a first grade math and science teacher at Holbrook Elementary in Houston, Texas and this is my 13th year teaching all here at Holbrook." Why did you start a career in education? "I...
Listen What is Selective Mutism? Selective Mutism is an anxiety-related disorder, according to the DSM-5 (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition). Students with this disorder are only able to speak in “select” situations and environments where they are extremely comfortable and to “select” individuals. Selective...
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