Reader Appreciation: Miss Profe Reader Appreciation by Joel Wagner - November 14, 2007July 5, 20102 November is Reader Appreciation Month at So You Want To Teach? Today’s featured reader is Miss Profe. Name: Miss Profe Location:The Northeast Occupation: Middle/High School Spanish teacher Blog: It’s A Hardknock Teacher’s Life Tell me some of your favorite things about your job The kids, the challenge of teaching a second language in the 21st century Tell me some things you loved about your favorite teacher(s) They demanded my best; they recognized my potential. List some of your most effective classroom management strategies Walking around the room, tapping on the shoulder, not shouting over students Name (up to) three other blogs that you frequently visit/subscribe Ms. Whatsit So You Want To Teach? RepairKit Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.