I am working towards a PhD, but do not want to be a professor. Am I wasting my time? [more inside]
How do you deal with not being taken seriously at work? Why don't my teaching colleagues take me seriously? [more inside]
Can occasionally saying "I don't know" make me a better teacher? If so, why? [more inside]
Help me find case studies or descriptive news stories of using mobile technologies in science-related graduate programs. [more inside]
I have an opportunity to give the most terrible scientific presentation I can possibly muster. Tell me how to make it awesomely bad. [more inside]
Please help my friend not get fired from her job teaching English in South Korea. Advice and coping strategies requested. [more inside]
Looking for group exercises, videos, exciting material to teach easily-distracted college students the building blocks of essay-writing and analysis. [more inside]
A follow up to this: How do prepare myself to live in the developing world for extended period? [more inside]
I'm teaching a humanities course at an open-admission college. The students are extremely poor writers, and have almost zero knowledge of English grammar. This semester, I want to help them avoid comma splices, since that's one of the top three issues I see in their papers (spelling errors and sentence fragments being the other two). Can you help me design a lesson/activity to help them? [more inside]
I've begun an alternative certification program to become an elementary teacher. Looking for good books about teaching. [more inside]
Teaching certificate vs. MSW. Where can I be of more help? [more inside]
In the dating world of 2011, is being a male teacher a curse? [more inside]
Dear physics teachers, where do you get your best labs and demos? What do you love? [more inside]
I'm looking for tips, advice, and resources on creating conversational ESL lessons for a third grade Korean boy. [more inside]
Teaching English Online? So I hear about people making okay money teaching English online through Skype or Google Chat, etc and taking payments through PayPal. Anyone have experience with this? I'm considering a transition to becoming an ESL teacher and wanted to know if this was a good way to get my feet wet or a waste of time.
What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States?
What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States? [more inside]
Hoping someone can offer some insights on pursuing a PhD. under there circumstances???? [more inside]
Where other than Canada (specifically the prairies) can I teach and earn a comparable income? [more inside]
Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
Can you suggest a good television series (preferably with available English subtitles) for people learning English? [more inside]
Asking for a friend. He is considering taking a teaching position in Saudi Arabia for a year. He has epilepsy. Question about Saudi attitudes towards epilepsy and begging for general SA advice within. [more inside]
I want to make this short and excuse my uneasy temperment. I'm in Korea teaching English. Teaching for almost a month to be exact. No background in teaching nor attending a seminar for ESL teaching. It's very hard since I'm doing this in the middle of the last school semester. I don't know what to do to be honest. I speak Korean and this is a menace. They have huge expectations about me as I can speak both languages. I need to improve my teaching skills overall ASAP. But what to do?
I've been volunteered to teach an artist at another one of our locations Flash tomorrow. I'm self-taught, and not a teacher. How can I ensure he leaves here with a little bit of knowledge? [more inside]
I'm a US History teacher, and have had great results using songs about American History, but I'm looking for more! Can you give some recommendations? [more inside]
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]
I love RSA Animate videos. What makes these videos so great, and to what extent can I replicate this process in attempting to convey information on complex subjects in creating my own online content? [more inside]
What alternative routes to teacher certification can I take as a person who already has a Masters in Education?
I have a Masters and certification in Early Childhood. Now I'd like to work as a special educator. Seems the only way to get there is another Masters in Special Ed. I'd like to find a way to do this cheaply and quickly. I have looked into Teaching Fellows and similar programs, and all specifically require that applicants have no background in teaching. What can I do?
Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance? [more inside]
How do I assign partial credit consistently? [more inside]
Help me find examples of people who are trying to change the world by pursuing Big IdeasTM. [more inside]
Greetings. One of my high school biology students made the statement today that "Giraffes aren't real, it's a government cover-up." When I asked her where on earth she got this idea she stated that "It's a long story". Anyone out there have any idea what she is talking about?
Is it better to be strict or lenient in a university teaching/testing situation? [more inside]
Advice for getting a job teaching high school in a private school or a charter school? I am a un-credentialed scientist looking to start teaching math or science next fall. [more inside]
I teach a lesson on interpersonal conflict where we used to have the students arm wrestle one another. Unfortunately, arm wrestling is a little too violent. I'm looking for a substitute game. [more inside]
I have a teaching demonstration at University level tomorrow. This is my first. I have some questions on what to expect from the audience/evalution panel. I heard from another candidate (there are three positions open being managed simultaneously) about her experience on Monday and it sounded like a deliberately hostile audience and interview session. Is this normal or to be expected? [more inside]
Is there data supporting the claim that wearing the color red is a bad choice for teachers in the sense that it negatively affects a student's attention, comfort level, etc.? I know a college professor that never wears red because of this. If so, are there other colors good-or-bad to wear? Can I blame my 6360 angstrom magenta cable-knit sweater on the Is-This-Gonna-Be-On-The-Test day I've been having in my class? Would a brown leg bandanna make my students own the quadratic formula?
Career change @ 40: financial sector to teacher? [more inside]
Which novel have I forgotten the name of? [more inside]
What are some engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class? [more inside]
Have you used software to help you grade student essays? Tell me about your experience. [more inside]
I'm a professional copy editor who has been blessed with an intern with good instincts and grammatical understanding, but needs to learn the techniques of the craft. Right now I'm just reviewing her work and discussing her mistakes/omissions as they arise, but I'd like to do more formalized instruction. Can anyone recommend a lesson plan? [more inside]
How can I become an awesome English teacher to a foreign child? [more inside]
I read somewhere at one time that the pay for teaching has declined relative to other professions starkly since the early 1900s, but I can't find a site to back this up... too much noise. Anyone have any info on this?
I'd like to teach myself music theory - what resources can you recommend? [more inside]
I am going to be teaching a class on implementing web services in the summer. Help me out. [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]
How do I support my fourteen-year-old as she learns how to write essays for school? [more inside]
TeacherFilter: What kinds of rules and policies do you include in your classroom management plan for secondary science education? Either for specific circumstances (a cell phone policy) or in general (be respectful). [more inside]
Looking for online and ideally free resources for adult EFL/ESL students. [more inside]
Are there kid-playable instruments (besides the recorder) whose notes can be sustained? Building or hacking or repurposing instruments is allowable. Brainstorming encouraged. [more inside]