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Posts tagged with: students

I’m often asked for reading suggestions as an English teacher, especially for the tweener age group. It’s a good question to ask at that age, given that’s typically when the seed of one’s reading appetite tends to take root. It...
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Many schools return to action this week and cogent metaphors fail me now, knowing full well that at least some death is likely, for children, teachers and their parents and communities. And yet still, it’s all happening. I’ve heard so...
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In the early spring it felt like we had so much time. The world around us was crumbling, no doubt. There was no more commuting, the kids were out of school, the stores were all closed, and all social functions...
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If you’re anything like me, you were a bit excited to get to be your child’s teacher in the spring when the pandemic started. After I dropped my kids off at school, I barely heard anything about what they did...
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I remember when I began teaching trying desperately to cover the entire gamut. When given American Literature it was unfathomable to consider forgoing Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway, often the choice. Quite often I’d end up jamming in too...
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“If a student is unmotivated, you might as well not even teach them, because dead cats aren’t good learners.” -Probably Mark Twain Diagnosing a student’s motivation can be difficult, and yet any teacher will tell you without an understanding of...
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