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101 Ways To Make Students Hate Your Class

We've all had our share of students whose purpose in life seems to be making our own life miserable. If you ...
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5 Ways To Make Your College Application Stand Out Beyond The Essay

As we approach the beginning of the new school year, high school teachers will undoubtedly be approached by seniors for ...
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35 Inspiring Quotes About the Power of Music

As music educators, we often focus our advocacy attention on the curricular benefits of music and gloss over many of the aesthetic benefits ...
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3 Ways Classroom Tech Can Boost Education Results

As we advance further into the 21st century, increasingly more educational institutions are realizing that advanced technology can be put good ...
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Curiosity May Kill Cats, But Conformity Kills Creativity

In the recent blog post 10 Habits of People Who Always Have Great Ideas, Ideapod author Lachlan Brown highlights 10 ...
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The Many Benefits of Music Education [Infographic]

Research abounds regarding the incredible benefits of music education. The University of Florida has put together an infographic called "Why ...
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Finding A Teaching Job

Do you ever feel alone in your quest to become a teacher? Well, the truth is that finding a teaching job ...
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10 Teaching Myths Busted [Infographic]

I came into my first teaching job with some beliefs that I have since learned were not true. This article explores ten of ...
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How To Stay Up To Date With The Job Market: Tips For Teachers

Stay current on industry changes to maintain job flexibility if and when you need it. As a teacher, the job ...
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Weekend Reading 7/3/16

Well, I hope you're having a nice productive weekend and are ready to get a new week started. I know that ...
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The Impact of Great Teachers [Infographic]

Great teachers Many people live their lives without impacting more than a few hundred people. Teachers often make that kind of impact over ...
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The Art of Encouragement

By far one of the most successful early posts on this blog was 6 Motivation Techniques. I wrote it in ...
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Integrating Classroom Safety with the Youngsters

In this article, Aileen Pablo examines the issue of classroom safety, especially regarding younger students. So often, we take basic safety ...
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Jeopardy Champ Has Shocking Plan To Overhaul Education, And It Just Might Work!

This article by John Pearson will leave you scratching your head to figure out why you never thought of this simple solution ...
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Adieu, Homework: Let’s Explore Alternatives to Traditional Homework

This article explores some of the history of homework and also a few homework alternatives. If you end your class with ...
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Failing Forward: Turning Setbacks Into Triumphs

Another school year has come and gone. For many of us, it was a year of a few huge successes, ...
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10 Steps For Interview Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

Summertime is in full swing. That means that many new teachers search for their first job, and many more experienced teachers ...
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How To Actually Enjoy Teaching A Class You Don’t Want To Teach

You want me to teach what? Imagine my surprise the first day of my job one year when I found out ...
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Common New Teacher Struggles (And How To Deal With Them)

Being a teacher is one of the most stressful jobs a person can have, and if you’re a teacher, you ...
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How I Fell In Love With Lesson Planning

"I got your lesson plans right here, buddy!" You know the drill, spend hours creating a lesson plan weeks ahead of ...
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Weekend Reading 6/18/16

I found some great stuff going on out there in the world of education blogging this week. Here is a summary ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] What Makes A Good Teacher In 2016?

According to ITN Mark Education, there are 7 key components of a good teacher. Love of the subject Stress Management ...
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Should Teachers Provide Great Customer Service?

This is an updated version of one of the first articles written on this blog about treating education as a part ...
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A Step-By-Step Framework for Incremental Growth

I want you to watch the first 3:40 of this TED Talk by Benjamin Zander Notice the Dramatic change in ...
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