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Ask a Teacher: What Advice Would You Give to Aspiring Teachers?

By Ms. DameMay 4, 2012
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  →
Ask a Teacher: What Advice Would You Give to Aspiring Teachers?

Ask a Teacher: Do You Subconsciously Flirt with Students

By Ms. DameApril 27, 2012
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  →
Ask a Teacher: Do You Subconsciously Flirt with Students

Ask a Teacher: Do You Get Tired of Teaching the Same Material?

By Ms. DameApril 9, 2012
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  →
Ask a Teacher: Do You Get Tired of Teaching the Same Material?

Ask a Teacher: Do Parents Argue for Better Grades?

By Ms. DameMarch 12, 2012
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  →
Ask a Teacher: Do Parents Argue for Better Grades?

Ask a Teacher: Do You Keep Thank-You Notes?

By Ms. DameMarch 9, 2012
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  →
Ask a Teacher: Do You Keep Thank-You Notes?

Ask a Teacher: Do You Ever Love Students Like Your Own Children?

By Ms. DameMarch 6, 2012
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  →
Ask a Teacher: Do You Ever Love Students Like Your Own Children?

Ask a Teacher: What Job Would You Have If You Weren't a Teacher?

By Ms. DameJanuary 2, 2012
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  →
Ask a Teacher: What Job Would You Have If You Weren't a Teacher?

Ask a Teacher: Can You Tell When a Student Has a Crush on You?

By Ms. DameDecember 27, 2011
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  →
Ask a Teacher: Can You Tell When a Student Has a Crush on You?

Ask a Teacher: What Are the Best Holiday Gifts to Give a Teacher?

By Ms. DameDecember 20, 2011
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  →
Ask a Teacher: What Are the Best Holiday Gifts to Give a Teacher?

Ask a Teacher: Do You Teach Special Halloween Lessons?

By Ms. DameOctober 24, 2011
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  →
Ask a Teacher: Do You Teach Special Halloween Lessons?