Tell Me What to Say to the Children

Dear WeAreTeachers:Every day, I hear my second grade students talking about what they see on the news. Often it’s about violence. Between the Buffalo supermarket shooting and the school shooting in Texas, I’m at a loss. They seem so disillusioned and almost numb to another mass shooting. I don’t feel super-confident facilitating hard conversations, so … Read more

25 Fun Ways to Teach and Learn Them

Let’s face it, most of us don’t need to know what “future continuous perfect” means in our everyday lives. But we do need to use it correctly. In most cases, kids pick up proper verb tenses naturally as they go along. But there are some advantages to understanding and being able to name tenses, especially … Read more

Enchanting Titles for All Ages

Do you know a budding equestrian or a child otherwise fascinated with horses? Have you ever been in the company of a child when passing or driving by a pasture of horses? The awe and wonder these creatures inspire in children is hard to deny. Learning about and caring for these animals can impart lessons … Read more

Help! A Parent Complained I Missed Too Many Days

Dear WeAreTeachers:I’m a parent and first-grade teacher. Juggling these different roles and responsibilities has been a challenge, to say the least. This year, I have missed quite a bit of school. I was out for 10 days with COVID. I also needed to take care of my two young kids when they were sick. We … Read more

Help! A Parent Complained I Missed Too Many Days

Dear WeAreTeachers:I’m a parent and first-grade teacher. Juggling these different roles and responsibilities has been a challenge, to say the least. This year, I have missed quite a bit of school. I was out for 10 days with COVID. I also needed to take care of my two young kids when they were sick. We … Read more

Resume Tips for Teachers Leaving the Profession

If you’re a teacher leaving the profession in search of a career that can give you more flexibility, creativity, and autonomy, you’ll need some resume tips for teachers to help you stand out from the crowd. Don’t think of yourself as “just a teacher.” Your experiences and skill set align with many jobs outside of … Read more