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Grade This!

What's the best way to approach a teacher about what I feel is an unfair grade? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Apr 8, 2011 - 38 answers

What is the best tool for webinars

Best software/site for webcam seminar with students who pay to attend? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Good idea to pack 'em in ...?

Private music teachers! What are your experiences offering group lessons? Trying to make more money on a per-hour basis. [more inside]
posted by agnielson on Mar 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find this New Yorker cartoon.

Help me find an electronic version of this New Yorker cartoon. It was published within the past couple of years and is an illustration of a teacher receiving an apple from one of her students; she says something like, "Billy, I don't want an apple. I want money." Thank you!
posted by hapax_legomenon on Feb 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Give me apps for AP.

What can a high school AP English teacher use an iPad for in the classroom? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Feb 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Leave academia for K-12?

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]
posted by Beardman on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

What information on a teacher website?

What information do you want on your kid's teacher's website? [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Jan 28, 2011 - 18 answers

A fun laptop based activity for Gr. 3/4s?

Teacher advice: Looking for a fun/educational activity to do with a grade 3/4 class that can be completed in less than a day. We have 10 laptops and wifi connectivity. [more inside]
posted by cheemee on Jan 27, 2011 - 1 answer

How can I best help my student teacher?

I have a student teacher and this is a new experience for me. How can I be the best cooperating teacher possible? (Life science teacher at the high school level in the US.) [more inside]
posted by adorap0621 on Jan 16, 2011 - 17 answers

I am 85% certain I want to be a teacher

I've been seriously considering becoming a high school math teacher. I have some experience teaching in a classroom, and lots of experience tutoring. What I'd like to know now - before I jump into an alternative degree program - is what it's actually like being a teacher day in and day out. If I'm not going to be able to hack it, I'd rather know now. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl on Nov 9, 2010 - 30 answers

Best Junior High game to play with students?

Oh metafilter, what is the best 30 minute game I can play with my students? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Oct 14, 2010 - 24 answers

How do I keep my students busy?

Calling all teachers! (or people with great ideas!) Any suggestions for activities I can have students do who finish their work early? [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Sep 13, 2010 - 34 answers

I'd like to be teaching high school math in New England by next fall. Is that doable?

What steps will I need to take to be teaching by next fall? [more inside]
posted by Glendale on Sep 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Friend having difficulty finding work

My friend has been having some difficulty finding an art teacher job, and wants to branch out to other areas. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by omredux on Aug 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Mac Alternatives to Phrase Express?

Phrase Express alternatives for Mac. Bonus point for FLOSS. [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Aug 21, 2010 - 3 answers

What movies inspired you as a youngster?

Seeking suggestions for inspirational short films or videos appropriate for teens. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

How to pass multiple-choice questions tests?

Resources to help a high-school history student become a better test-taker, especially in multiple-choice exams? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Jul 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Learn piano, to do what?

When an adult says, "I wish I could play piano," what specifically is it that she wishes she could do? [more inside]
posted by RobinFiveWords on Jun 27, 2010 - 57 answers

7th grade Math interview questions!

What questions might I expect at my upcoming interview for a middle school (7th grade) math position? [more inside]
posted by ReWayne on Jun 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Who should I teach? K - 2, or 4 - 7?

Elementary school teacher: Kindergarten - Grade 2, or Grade 4 - Grade 7? [more inside]
posted by johnsmith415 on Jun 14, 2010 - 7 answers

better than copy-paste?

What's the most efficient way to write and publish a textbook with a teacher's edition? Using a Mac. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jun 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Am I a crazy person to want to become a teacher?

I've taken a one year leave from a grad school program in physics. I was very unhappy in grad school, and I'm now leaning towards not going back. My next best idea is to become a high-school teacher in physics and/or math in the Boston area. Am I crazy? How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Anyone in Seattle want to make their own pajama pants?

Now that I'm freshly unemployed, I'm thinking about teaching sewing lessons out of my apartment. I'm in Seattle, and my target demographic would likely be young adults on the hipster spectrum, like myself, and perhaps kids 8 and above. What do I need to consider about 1. the business side of an enterprise like that (bookkeeping, taxes, advertising, setting prices, etc.), 2. keeping things safe and pleasant while inviting basically strangers into my home. Bonus item 3. what would you want your lessons to be like if you were my student? [more inside]
posted by doift on May 21, 2010 - 14 answers

How to be a teacher when neither of my degrees is in education?

Dissatisfied with my current job and want to go into teaching. Is it for me? And how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on May 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Things Your English Teacher Taught You

What is the best thing your high school English teacher taught you? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Apr 27, 2010 - 104 answers

Can I date my professor?

Can I date my professor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 56 answers

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

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