What curriculum design frameworks and resources should I use to develop a high school level art course? [more inside]
What can I show children to inspire and wow them? I teach children aged between 9 and 11. I'm looking for video clips (or other) to show the children that will blow their minds - or at least, prompt discussion, broaden their horizons and take them outside of the confines of the four walls of the classroom. [more inside]
I am in my first year of teaching (2nd grade, so 7-8 year olds), and as part of our regular (or semi-regular) weekly routine, kids share something to the rest of the class in the morning. It's a part of the 2nd grade tradition here to have "themes" for each new week of sharing, and I'm running out of ones that inspire me. [more inside]
Is it possible to be a public school teacher if you have a strong anti-authoritarian mentality? [more inside]
Finishing my MBA and would really like to know what adjunct or introductory online teaching opportunities are out there. What resources are out there? What would I be qualified to teach? Are there any other additional certifications that I should obtain? [more inside]
How do I go about getting hired for a position that doesn't exist: a High School Russian teacher? [more inside]
Educators of MeFi, help me find some great digital learning techniques and resources. [more inside]
Teachers - is your school technology as locked down as ours? [more inside]
How the hell do I teach sixth grade social studies? [more inside]
As a tutor, how do I communicate with underprivileged, urban high school students? [more inside]
How happy are you with your 2nd career as a public school teacher? [more inside]
My girlfriend has to do a "cultural exploration" project as part of her coursework for a BA in Elementary Education. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
What's the quickest and cheapest way for a new high school science teacher to get 40 matching scientific calculators? The school is inner-city with a high poverty rate and limited resources. Are there donation programs available for this sort of thing, or are there retailers with discount programs? [more inside]
I want out of America--and I want to teach elementary school abroad, but I don't have any certification. [more inside]
I will be going to a teacher associate job interview next week. This is where I will be sort of like a teacher's aide. Do any of you have great comments or responses that will impress the interviewer? [more inside]
Summer short course filter: Fun readings on the internet, the future, and research in the digital age for high school teachers. Help a librarian plan a syllabus! [more inside]
My partner is doing her Ph.D in English but is starting to think she wants to teach elementary or high school. We're in Canada. We've got questions about the job market, location, and the benefits and burdens of getting the Ph.D. [more inside]
What kind of school assemblies did you have growing up? Do any stick in your head as particularly interesting or important? [more inside]
Elementary school teacher: Kindergarten - Grade 2, or
Grade 4 - Grade 7? [more inside]
"Best" and "worst" experiences involving grammar and learning grammar? I think we were asked to write this to increase empathy, but I can't think of anything with any emotional weight, so I thought I'd ask for your experiences. Please answer especially if you had a difficult time with grammar. [more inside]
I need to find TV and movie clips depicting conversations about school. They must be intelligible out of context, and appropriate for 12 year olds. Either show or episode recommendations would be great. [more inside]
I hate my office job. I want to quit it and become a high school English teacher. Is that stupid? What would I have to do to get started if I live in NYC? What are the pros and cons of teaching high school? [more inside]
How difficult is it to get a job as a math professor? [more inside]
What are some fun classroom activities for middle school students (ages 12-14)? [more inside]
Film school, not to make films but to teach? [more inside]
Since I don't necessarily care if I get fired at the end of the year, what can I do to make this a memorable and completely awesome school year for my second graders? [more inside]
teacherfites: I've been a pretty decent middle school special educator for a few years now, working with all kinds of disabilities but most of my kids have behavioral issues. Not to be overconfident, but want to mention I've been nominated as Teacher of the Year in my state, but more importantly, I've become the go-to confidante for almost all of my students.
So far, so good. [more inside]
I'm taking an innovative course on using technology for humanitarian causes, taught by a professor I really like. But it's awful! How can I tell him what I think, and/or turn this disaster of a course into something worthwhile? [more inside]
What are the trends around the world underlying the most successful (I guess I am talking financially mostly) high schools around the world these days? What are the marketing buzzwords driving the race for students? My old high school is in trouble and I'd like to help if I can. [more inside]
What are some school appropriate websites I can use in the classroom? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good book (or journal, or webpage) on differentiated instruction? [more inside]
Planning on a master's in teaching, but professors keep pushing me in the direction of a PhD. I'd like to get a doctorate one day, I'm just not so sure it's a good idea right now. Am I missing something? [more inside]
Bad Economy Filter: In college now, will graduate in 2012 and aim to teach art. The caveat is that it will have taken me 6 years to graduate my undergraduate program because of transferring schools and all the confusion that new majors comes along with. So, here's my question... how do I give myself a leg up? Perhaps superfluous details inside. [more inside]
Help me achieve my goal of learning how people learn and then teaching with modern psychological techniques. I love teaching and psychology, so what schooling and credentials should I strive for? I live in Vancouver, Canada. [more inside]
Has anyone here ever went into teaching in NYC/NYS using the www.teachny.org route? I'm looking to hear about the realities and true expectations I should be having rather than all the hype and glamour they make it appear to be.... [more inside]
I need a good overview in recent Secondary Educational theory. Whatever is currently in fashion in Academia. Any books to recommend? Any journals that are especially helpful? I'm new to this field and not sure where to start.
High school teachers - what do you like most/least about teaching teenagers? (I found this
previous thread, but it applies to teaching elementary school). [more inside]
I'm posting this on behalf of a teacher friend of mine who wants your ideas:
A university is developing an initiative in which pairs of professors, across disciplines, will meet up with small groups of first year students during their second semester to discuss themes of interest and promote intellectual engagement. These informal meetings will occur at least four times over a couple of months and can take place anywhere: in seminar rooms, in a dorm lounge, at a restaurant, at a professor's home, at an art gallery. So, what do we call these? [more inside]
What kind of salary can I expect as a computer lab technology coordinator at a fancy private school in the Boston area? [more inside]
How can I be a good substitute teacher with elementary schoolers? I need tips on classroom management, keeping kids busy and engaged, or other general advice. [more inside]
Please help ensure the success of my friends new school teaching job. It looks like an excellent job in many respects, but there are two stumbling blocks:
1. The boss is tricky, likely a corporate psychopath
2. staff are expected to work approximately 30% longer than regular school on-site hours, for no extra pay or compensation.
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When is it appropriate as a teacher to cancel a class due to pain or injury? [more inside]
Becoming a Primary teacher (in NSW, Australia). Tips/Suggestions? [more inside]
Excel Wizards (or Apprentices, Probably) Grading is upon me again and there's something I've always wanted to do in Excel automatically -- from a range of values, drop the lowest N values and average the rest. [more inside]
Help my wife get a hold of her class room! [more inside]
What do you think is going to happen to the USA if "Intelligent Design" is successfully placed into the science curriculum? [more inside]
How do you get high school students to do their homework? [more inside]
Blogging in the classroom.
I've decided to set-up a blog for my students this semester. This will be the place for their response papers, writing exercises and a few other tidbits. It needs to have access for 5-10 members, a very easy set-up, free-to-near-free pricing (although I would pay or find the dollars to fund if it was warranted), and very clear posting/linking instructions for the students. Advice on selecting a blogging system needed. [more inside]
How do I make media education for high schoolers interesting? [mi] [more inside]
MartialArtsFilter: My son has been badgering me about a martial arts class. I know exactly nothing about martial arts, so I have questions:
1) what's a good art for a 6 year old kid?
2) how much should I expect to pay for a) lessons and b) uniforms and equipment?
3) any good schools in northern VA people want to suggest?