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Step 1: college. Step 2: ??? Step 3: become a high school history teacher.

Right now, you're a college freshman. In ten years, you want to be a high school history teacher, probably somewhere in the northeast U.S. What path are you going to take to get there? [more inside]
posted by amy lecteur on Mar 7, 2012 - 17 answers

I need some stats on teaching methods, stat.

I need help finding statistics on the effectiveness of various teaching methods. [more inside]
posted by lemoncello on Mar 6, 2012 - 2 answers

What's the difference between a ski lesson and a puppy class?

To what extent is it useful to apply dog training techniques to teaching people? [more inside]
posted by emilyw on Feb 27, 2012 - 22 answers

What can I do about plagiarism by international students?

What can I do to decrease plagiarism? Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 50 answers

Envisioning a syllabus on the Display of Quantitative Information

I am planning on teaching a course on data visualization to some Ph.D. students in the social sciences, and could use some ideas about designing the syllabus. If you have taken or taught such a course, I would especially value your input, but I would also love to hear from any among you who have experience doing data visualization. [more inside]
posted by rapidadverbssuck on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

The Internet is not just about cats.

How would you teach a two hour Advanced Internet class for a public library? [more inside]
posted by mearls on Feb 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Awesome ESL Projects

I'm looking for a fun medium to long term project for an advanced ESL student. [more inside]
posted by one little who on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Help! I have a five-minute teaching demonstration I must present for Teach for America and the New Teacher Project and I am not sure what to do? Advice and suggestions welcome.

Help! I have a five minute-teaching demonstration I must present for Teach for America and the New Teacher Project and I am not sure what to do? Advice and suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by lackadaisical on Feb 6, 2012 - 15 answers

I want to engage my students, but I'm not sure how, or even if it's possible.

How do I do a better job of teaching Art History in a way that will engage my students and feel meaningful to me (are the two antithetical)? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Feb 3, 2012 - 26 answers

Should I get an IT job or travel overseas?

I graduated from college a few months ago with an IT degree, but my heart is not in it. I also just got a certification to teach English overseas. Should I work in IT or travel overseas? [more inside]
posted by deeba on Feb 2, 2012 - 18 answers

Please teach me how to become organized.

I feel hopelessly disorganized as I become more aware of what “organized” looks like, and I have no vision for how to change. I'm studying to be a teacher, and I have so many different interrelated resources for my own learning as well as for teaching, and they are piling up in random places. My computer desktop is abysmal. I'd like a meaningful and structured method of organization. How do I get from where I am now (chaos) to a system for storing papers, and proper naming conventions for files? And most importantly, as teachers are in the constant process of being inspired, collecting things and creating output of various forms, I need a semblance of a workflow to keep me afloat! My apologies in advance for over thinking this and making it perhaps more complicated than in has to be. [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly on Feb 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Suggestion for information designers to train?

Any recommendations for information designers or visualizers to do trainings for the large research company for which I work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 1 answer

Teaching challenges for computer classes

I've been asked to teach some basic computer skills classes to people who are unfamiliar with computers. I have the content laid out relatively clearly, but I don't know how best to do whole group instruction in this context. In particular, I am looking for advice on how to avoid having students do something unexpected (like accidentally clicking the mouse and deactivating a selection) that would require me to walk over to the individual student's computer and troubleshoot with him or her while the rest of the class is waiting. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Jan 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Why can't we just all get along?

How do I navigate this potentially dramatic work/friends situation? Snowflakes and a long backstory ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Plan: first get teaching experience, then learn to be a better educator

career filter:I am thinking of switching biotech research job to a teaching job and would really appreciate any advice and input to my situation. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Jan 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Need Some Debatable Ideas about (Many) Religions

Revamping my course materials and need more discussion topics for an undergrad world religions class online. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 16, 2012 - 14 answers

As a tutor, how do I communicate with underprivileged, urban high school students?

As a tutor, how do I communicate with underprivileged, urban high school students? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Jan 15, 2012 - 15 answers

Should I go back to school?

I dropped out of college during my first semester over two years ago, but now I'm thinking about starting over. [more inside]
posted by lali on Jan 10, 2012 - 15 answers

So I actually CAN make money from home...

I'm looking for a fully online MA program in TESOL or a related field like Applied Linguistics, that is NOT meant for K-12 public school teaching, with the aim of professionalizing myself as an English tutor. I found the New School's program here, that would certainly cover all my bases, but I simply wouldn't be able to afford the cost. Can you help me find other options? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I keep overworked residents engaged and motivated?

Help me learn to be a more enthusiastic and engaging teacher. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Jan 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Killer Recommendation for a Teacher

Writing a teacher recommendation letter - holp me! Specific phrasing question inside. [more inside]
posted by thelastcamel on Jan 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Can anyone help my wife find a special ed teaching job near Marietta, GA?

Can anyone help my wife find a special ed teaching job near Marietta, GA? [more inside]
posted by joshuamcginnis on Jan 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Household learning!

My cups of tea teach me things. Can the carpets, or the plates, or the cushions? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Dec 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Bueller? Anyone?

The great news is I got a teaching job high school. The not-so-great news is that I'm biology and physical science, subjects I can barely fake my way through (I got hired because I have a background in special education and working with this population). What are some great books and online resources that will help me with super-interesting lessons? Bonus points for online games and experiments that don't involve flames or heat. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Dec 17, 2011 - 16 answers

In a bit of an odd teaching situation. Please suggest software and websites appropriate for kindergarten - grade 6.

In a bit of an odd teaching situation. Please suggest software and websites appropriate for kindergarten - grade 6. [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Dec 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Some good books to re-learn math?

I'm teaching myself to code (Python, mainly), and it's going well, except I keep on running into one big problem: I haven't done any math since high school (6 years ago). I used to be top of my class, and now I can't do simple word problems anymore. This gets tough because they inevitably pop up in the books I'm using, and then I stop dead in my tracks. Could anyone recommend a couple of books or web resources to help me get back up to speed? I never took Calculus, so a good Calculus book would help, too. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Dec 10, 2011 - 22 answers

"This is not grade school; there are no effort marks" seems like a bad response...

Teachers & Academics: what are your tricks for dealing with difficult / entitled students? [more inside]
posted by MouseOfHouseofAnony on Dec 6, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me improve my performance as a university lecturer

Help me improve my performance as a university lecturer (undergrad and grad school). [more inside]
posted by Milau on Dec 6, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I find a better-than-average teaching abroad job?

I am a special education teacher in the USA who wants to teach English abroad in Asia, then return to the States to join a doctoral program in education and continue teaching. How can I make this experience a step up in my development as an educator, rather than just an adventure? [more inside]
posted by chickenandwine on Dec 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Where to teach in the UK as a first year teacher?

What are your favorite places in England to live and work with a lower cost of living than London? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Nov 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Is teaching a calling?

How happy are you with your 2nd career as a public school teacher? [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Nov 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Don't you dare say Catcher in the Rye

Seeking a contemporary coming of age novel with a few specific qualities (more details inside). Posting for a friend. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Nov 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Need to create a karaoke video, but I'm picky.

I'm looking for a piece of software that I can use to create a karaoke video with Japanese text that scrolls at a constant rate. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Cultural Exploration Project Ideas

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]
posted by healthykindofsick on Nov 2, 2011 - 6 answers

To be, or not to be: this is (part of) the question . . .

TL;DR in advance: English MA grad, wondering what to do with his life. A lot [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Nov 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Give me your education mentoring hacks.

Hope me be the best master teacher/mentor to a student teacher. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Oct 29, 2011 - 14 answers

high school classroom needs calculators

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]
posted by beandip on Oct 28, 2011 - 15 answers

At least it's not a High Anti-Oxidant Meal Replacement Cookie.

I have an 'opportunity' to get training in a business that has the slight whiff of MLM, but seems to have some legit parts too. Should I give it a shot? [more inside]
posted by Lot's ex-girlfriend on Oct 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Jazz piano 101

First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Oct 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Teaching Lord of the Flies for the very first time.

How to introduce a post-colonial perspective when teaching Lord of the Flies to high school kids? I want to show that the "savage" behaviour of the boys on the island comes from a British imagining of savagery, not necessarily the absence of civilization. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2011 - 25 answers

Did you finish your homework? SIR YES SIR!

What should I do about an aspiring Marine in my class who keeps encouraging others to join the service? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Oct 13, 2011 - 39 answers

If you teach a mom to watch netflix, she will watch TV for a lifetime.

What are some techniques to help reluctant adult learners and technophobes (read: my parents) become more confident and want to use things? Or, if not, what are some good ways to help them help themselves? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Everything there is to know about teaching

Resources and inspiration for a potential teacher-to-be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Chalkboard Replacement Program

Replacing my chalkboard in class with my laptop and projector. Need the right program. [more inside]
posted by trcook on Oct 8, 2011 - 7 answers

I asked a question and all I got were these papers

What are your grading hacks for really, really boring papers? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Oct 6, 2011 - 24 answers

No, "she likes sexy times" is not a simile...siiiiiiiiigh...

What are some interesting, unique, different and effective ways to teach figurative language to high schoolers? [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Oct 3, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I enter the field of educational games and technology?

I want to create (or help create) educational games, but I don't have a design or programming background. I'm more interested in the education/learning side of things. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by pourtant on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Have academics worked on whether "cursive languages" are better taught in some different way?

Search terms and/or citations for research on teaching the reading and writing of languages written in cursive scripts? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Sep 28, 2011 - 9 answers


Begging those in the humanities: How do you teach Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown?" [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Sep 27, 2011 - 11 answers

how to get middle schoolers to be quiet

[TeacherFilter] Advice needed on getting these inner city middle schoolers to be quiet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 - 37 answers

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