Why Did You Become a Teacher?

A teacher has open communications with her students when they ask, "Why did you become a teacher?"  As she shares her unconventional route from high school to marriage to baby to college to career, they begin to feel more normal, knowing that not everyone goes straight from high school knowing what they want to do in college or the work place.  The student/teacher rapport soars when the teacher shares her story.

If you are a teacher, you have had to deal with a disruptive class.  Here are tips for dealing with that disruptive class in order to calm the class and save your sanity.

Some believe English class is just grammar and spelling, but it is communications for life. Education emphasizes math and science, but without English and the ability to communicate all subjects are at risk of being learned at a substandard level.

Teachers working with teenagers need to be aware of how teens can manipulate words.  Teachers must be aware of the philosophy of arguing when working with teens.  The teacher in the article tells a humorous story of when her students twisted her words.