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Ask a Teacher: Tips for Becoming an Educator

By Ms. DameOctober 17, 2011
Q: I'm seriously considering teaching middle school and high school students when I grow up I want to teach math and history. How did you go through with your first day of student-teaching and then teaching a classroom of your own? A: The switch from student ... More  →
Ask a Teacher: Tips for Becoming an Educator

Ask a Teacher: When Do You Start Losing Steam?

By Ms. DameOctober 4, 2011
Q: Do you ever start losing steam during the school year? When? A: I know the EXACT MONTHS when I feel completely and totally deflated. I always swear I could sleep for a week and still not feel fully recovered. It happens every school year in ... More  →
Ask a Teacher: When Do You Start Losing Steam?

Ask a Teacher: How Do You Get Through the Boring Stuff?

By Ms. DameOctober 3, 2011
Q: What’s the most awful, boring book/chapter/thing you teach? How do you get through teaching it? A: First, it is important to understand that teachers don’t always have a choice when it comes to what gets taught. We have bosses, too! Some teachers are handed books, ... More  →
Ask a Teacher: How Do You Get Through the Boring Stuff?

Ask a Teacher: Do You Like Suck Ups?

By Ms. DameSeptember 30, 2011
Q: Do you like the kids who suck up, or do you want to punch them in the throat? A: I never feel like exacting physical violence on students for being nice to me! I love it when students are kind, respectful, and overly polite, even ... More  →
Ask a Teacher: Do You Like Suck Ups?

Ask a Teacher: Have You Ever Felt Like Quitting on a Student?

By Ms. DameSeptember 29, 2011
Q: Have you ever felt like quitting on a student, or have you ever disliked a student so much you just didn't want to help them? A: Of course I have felt like quitting on a student. I have felt like quitting on an entire class ... More  →
Ask a Teacher: Have You Ever Felt Like Quitting on a Student?