Tag: New Teachers

Under a Microscope

An African American first-year teacher on perseverance and an unwavering focus on student success

Previewing Life as a Middle Grades Teacher

Before they ever step into their very own classroom, middle school educators should have a realistic picture of the characteristics that make up effective middle level education and the unique qualities of young adolescents. This preview may reveal early on that teaching young adolescents isn't really what they want to do, after all. As a

It’s About Time … Again

Through the years, one of the most consistently popular topics I’ve addressed in presentations and in publications is time. As educators’ list of must-dos grows, their time to do what they signed on to do—teach effectively—diminishes. We’ve explored the topic of time in past issues, and March certainly is an appropriate month to remind ourselves