Q: I will be a college freshman next year and at the moment I have my heart set on becoming an English teacher. I can't imagine myself doing anything else. Education, literature, and writing are my passions and I want to share that with people ... More →
Q. Do you subconsciously flirt with students?
A. I thought it would be interesting to ask some other teachers their thoughts on this topic. I asked five teachers what their immediate response would be upon asking the question “do you subconsciously flirt with a student, or ... More →
Q. Do you ever get bored of teaching the same material over and over again?
A. One of the greatest aspects of teaching is that each teacher approaches a text differently and therefore teaches it differently. We may teach the same material each year, but it ... More →
Q: Do parents ever argue for better grades for their kids? If so, what do you do when this happens?
A: When it comes to grades, everyone, and I mean everyone, likes to argue. It’s my opinion that if you or your parent feels that ... More →
Q: How do you feel when you get a heartfelt thank-you note? Do you keep it for long? Throw it away?
A: Well I just hate being thanked, it’s the worst feeling in the world, and I can tell you teachers all loathe heart-felt, genuine displays ... More →
Q. Do teachers ever love and take care of a student like their own child? If so, is that wrong?
A. I can’t speak for all teachers, but I have to say that there are moments when I wish I could take one or two students ... More →
Q: What job would you have if you weren’t a teacher?
A: A better question for me is what WOULDN’T I be? I have so many passions and interests that sometimes I even wonder myself what I would do if I didn’t teach. One thing is ... More →
Q: Can you guys tell when a student has a crush on you? And what, if anything, do you do about it?
A: Teachers can absolutely tell when students have crushes on them. I know I can. I can take any number of approaches when ... More →
Q: What are the best holiday/end-of-the-semester gifts to give a teacher?
A: What a wonderful question! I can tell you that teachers work very hard to be good at their jobs and don’t often feel appreciated. Teachers may seem like sub-human strangers that have no lives ... More →
Q: Do you teach special Halloween lessons?
Halloween lessons can be really fun in the classroom! Telling scary stories, giving out candy, or having a costume party are great ways to teach and have a little fun at the same time. Here are some exercises ... More →