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I need help on an essay I've already been graded on 16 years ago.

Is Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Apr 7, 2010 - 29 answers

Patent for education

Can a teacher patent a curriculum if the curriculum concerns very specific niche type of program? A friend is about to go to a company and offer her curriculum as a new program for them, but is concerned that they will run with the idea but not hire her to implement it.
posted by MayNicholas on Mar 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Learn to be a Facilitator! Be a Licensed PractitionerTM Now!

Barbara Sher has a kit that guides you into running your own Success Teams. Vixen Noir is about to train facilitators for her erotic performance art course. I was a Trainee at a women's circus here last year, and at one point there was an opportunity to learn how to facilitate a certain style of hooping classes. What other packages and classes are there that train you to be a facilitator/teacher of a certain style? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Student-teacher texting, write or wrong?

High School Teachers! Would you ever let your students text you about school or personal situations? If you knew of a fellow teacher who was receiving texts from a student, would you say anything to them and how would you approach it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 - 29 answers

What is the best path for a person with a bachelors degree in psychology to take to become an elementary school general music teacher?

Career switch advice - from web designer to music teacher. I have a bachelors degree in psychology. What is the best path for a person in my situation to take to become an elementary school general music teacher? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Feb 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Great iPhone apps for the busy teacher who's also a housewife

My husband got me an iPhone for Christmas. I'm a part-time highschool teacher and a full-time housewife. Are there any apps that could make those aspects of my life easier? (I'm also a master's student! But I've got that covered.) [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jan 5, 2010 - 19 answers

Piano lessons, in theory.

Piano lessons! I've decided to start teaching kids piano lessons in the new year, and I have questions. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Dec 31, 2009 - 9 answers

Becoming a teacher in NYC: UTR or TF program?

NYC Teaching Fellows vs Urban Teacher Resident? Does anyone have experience with either of these programs? [more inside]
posted by bengarland on Dec 29, 2009 - 7 answers

let's NOT do goldilocks, for once.

Help me, a teacher, help my energetic, funny and amazing 10-year-old EFL students write and direct a pair of plays. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Dec 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Teacher pretends to be a student on the first day of class: where is this idea from?

It is the first day of class and the instructor does not show up. The members of the class discuss their options, and when the first person starts to leave, one of the "students" stands up and announces that she is in fact the teacher. Is this a campus legend? A scene from a sitcom? An actual demonstration? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Dec 3, 2009 - 37 answers

Dr. Awesome

Do you know an amazing primary care physician in NYC? What makes them amazing? Do you think they'd be interested in mentoring a student? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Nov 10, 2009 - 8 answers

What kinds of questions do I ask during a parent/teacher conference?

What kinds of questions should I ask my daughter's Kindergarten teacher during a parent/teacher conference? I'm trying to formulate some good questions to ask. One thing I will ask is.............is there anything specific I can do at home to help her. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Nov 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Is it realistic to ask to move to Rhode Island?

May need to ask spouse to move to RI. He's a teacher; anyone able to help provide some insight? [more inside]
posted by Arch1 on Nov 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Awesome shoes that don't make my knee hurt! Please!?!

Best shoes for a P.E. teacher with a bad knee. [more inside]
posted by roxiesmom on Oct 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me help my teacher help my kid!

My 4th grader is in her first year of a program for gifted children. It is a competitive program, at a school outside our district, and acceptance was based on advanced language, reading, writing, and "liberal arts" ability. I thought my daughter's gifts -- all of which match the description above -- would be nurtured here. But I have been dismayed to realize that all her teacher cares about is that her desk is messy and her handwriting isn't neat enough. My child has sensory issues that do in fact make it harder for her to keep her things organized. But how can I talk to the teacher about focusing more on her gifts -- which is supposed to be the mission of this program? (Sorry, this is long.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2009 - 38 answers

I need help spicing up second grade.

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]
posted by HotPatatta on Sep 28, 2009 - 59 answers

Help my American girlfriend become a Mrs. McCluskey (UK teacher)!

My (American) girlfriend is looking to come over to London to study to become a teacher. [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Sep 21, 2009 - 4 answers

How to get a job when I'm a retired 65-year-old schoolteacher?

I'm 65 years old in Toronto. How can I get a job? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Sep 14, 2009 - 6 answers

teach me how to teach, please!

How do I become an amazing, inspiring, organized, respected, and effective teacher? What did your favorite teacher do that set him/her apart? Your tips, anecdotes, and resources (particularly online) are appreciated. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Sep 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Teacher Discounts @ Clothing Stores? What Other Perks Am I Missing? Astronaughts get half off at Banana?

What "secret" discounts/benefits exist at major retail businesses (J. Crew, Banana Republic, Express, etc.) and what could qualify me for these discounts. I'm talking more long term (i.e., Teacher, Employee, etc.) as opposed to coupons or specials. [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 9, 2009 - 22 answers

The Tortoise and the Ant and the ...?

If you wanted a stable, boring (but really only boring in scare quotes), modest life, what career paths would you take? Emphasis on path; I want to come out of this post with a course of action. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Aug 18, 2009 - 58 answers

Help me negotiate a simple salary

We are talking small beans here, but it's my beans, so please hear me out... I'm an ESL teacher/tutor with 3 undergrad degrees, certification through Oxford and 5 years experience. I have been offered a job in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 3 answers

How to successfully transition into a teaching career in your 30s?

Due to the economic crisis, the small business I’m a partner in very likely won’t last through the end of the year. After a lot of soul-searching, I’m not sure I want to continue in my current industry and am looking at a possible career change at the age of 35 – becoming a high school English teacher. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 - 11 answers

I need an ethics book that's interesting

As a [high school] teacher, I'm being encouraged to include a little bit of ethics into my courses. Can anyone recommend a book about ethics that's not boring or difficult to understand, and can that can help me with this? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jun 24, 2009 - 18 answers

Business major -> English teacher

I've decided I want to teach high school english. Problem: I have a BS in Business Admin. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by firei on Jun 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me be a teacher

Help me make a career move. Do I want to be a high school or college teacher? [more inside]
posted by mikelly on Jun 10, 2009 - 18 answers

How do I differentiate instruction?

Can you recommend a good book (or journal, or webpage) on differentiated instruction? [more inside]
posted by Elagabalus on May 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Maybe I should interior decorate.

Help an ISFJ brother out. [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Please help me understand people's objections to year-round public school.

Please help me understand people's objections to year-round public school. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 23, 2009 - 58 answers

Yoga teacher training programs, possibly compatible with Bikram yoga?

What are some yoga training programs or traditions that might be compatible with the Bikram yoga teacher training I've already done? I'd like to be able to teach classes beyond the 26-postures-2-breathing-exercises, and I'd also like to be able to teach a style of yoga that isn't as highly regulated in terms of restricting where/what you can teach. [more inside]
posted by erigeneia on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I become a teacher?

How do I become a teacher in the state of California? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Mar 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Action Research Video Footage?

Designing an action research class for teachers and need lots and lots of footage of real classroom activity. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Mar 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Younger teacher, older students.

I'm going to be teaching a business class and I'll be at least 10 years younger than any of my students. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Mar 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Estoy enferma, maestra!

How do you say "I feel sick, teacher!" In as many languages as possible? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Mar 2, 2009 - 35 answers

What do I write in a letter to a terminally ill former high school teacher?

What do I write in a letter to a terminally ill former high school teacher? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Feb 13, 2009 - 9 answers

UK teacher wants to work in CA

I'm a secondary physics teacher in the UK and would like to teach in California for a year or more from September 09. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Jan 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Incentives for Jaded High Schoolers?

Think-Back-To-High-School-Filter: What incentives / prizes / privileges really motivated you? (Aside from grades) [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jan 17, 2009 - 31 answers

Looking for piano lessons in downtown Vancouver

Does anybody know of a good piano teacher in downtown Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by dobie on Jan 3, 2009 - 1 answer

High School math teacher "let go" - what should she do?

My wife was "let go" from her position as a high school math teacher in California, due to budget cutbacks. What should she do? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 2, 2008 - 17 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

What would be interesting to a high school class?

My wife, a high school teacher, has an extra period with her students tomorrow. She wants to show them something (documentary, TV episode) interesting and have a discussion afterward. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by FeldBum on Oct 28, 2008 - 30 answers

Teacher needs cheap iPod speaker with remote for classroom, recommendations?

Ipod speaker filter: 4th grade teacher has ipod to play tunes in her classroom, but needs speakers. What do you suggest for (1) less than $75, (2) with remote, (3) loud enough to fill a classroom with 30 students, and (4) works with a 5th gen 80gb ipod? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Oct 2, 2008 - 13 answers

eeny meeny miney moe...

What's the easiest path to becoming a teacher? Can you help me decide on an online teacher certification program? Any anecdotes or perspective on online education would be particularly helpful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Mean teacher or loving educator???

Is there a term for this? A high school honors teacher is being unreasonably hard on my daughter..... [more inside]
posted by winks007 on Sep 19, 2008 - 48 answers

What is the hardest part about being a teacher?

Calling all teachers! What's the hardest part about being a teacher (aside from the teaching/classroom/students)? [more inside]
posted by taz20075 on Sep 2, 2008 - 20 answers

Traditional or Alternative Teaching Certification?

I'm seriously considering becoming a teacher, and am not sure if I should pursue traditional or alternative certification. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who's done either, and what the pros and cons were for you. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jul 31, 2008 - 13 answers

Breaking into Performance Art

How do I get into performance art? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 28, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I become a teacher?

I have several general (and some specific) questions about teaching high school in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Back to the Sooner State

What should a Florida teacher know about buying a home (i.e., getting a mortgage) in Oklahoma? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on May 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for replies from those who changed careers to enter public education.

For a friend: If you have ever changed careers to become a public school teacher, I would love to hear your story, especially if you were already at the "married with children" stage of life when you made the switch. Are you happy with your choice? Do/did you regret it? What happened that you didn't expect? What was it like. Answers to any of or all of those questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, as always.
posted by 4ster on May 8, 2008 - 8 answers

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