Facing a room of blank stares and unwilling participants is a teacher's nightmare. For some teachers, it happens every year, while for others it might be just one year or one period of students. Either way, it can be really deflating as a teacher when you’re trying to do … [Read more...] about TnT 45 How to get your students to participate in class
It's an understatement to say that there just isn't enough time in the day for teachers to get everything done. There are emails to answer, assignments to grade, lessons to plan, and so much more. Naturally, many teachers use their breaks or lunchtime to get work done or check … [Read more...] about TnT 44 10 reasons to stop hiding out in your classroom
New teachers are repeatedly told to seek out help from their colleagues, but what if it's really uncomfortable for them? What if they suffer from social anxiety and have a hard time talking to anyone at their school? How can they get the support they need if they'd prefer to hide … [Read more...] about TnT 43 How to get support when you have social anxiety
We often find ourselves slaving over creating lessons, only to feel deflated when it seems like our students didn't understand the lesson at all. What's going on? Is it the lesson? Is it us? Is it the students? How can you tell? Here are three aspects of your teaching to evaluate … [Read more...] about TnT 42 How can you tell if your students are actually learning?
Here are some questions I frequently see in teacher Facebook groups and on Twitter: I feel bad for using Teachers Pay Teachers. Is this a disservice to my students? How do others deal with unannounced observations? What are your go-to sub plans? Don't forget to … [Read more...] about TnT 41 Using TpT, unannounced observations, & sub plans