Education Issues

What We’re Wishing For During 2022-2023 School Year

July 18, 2022

If you could be granted one wish for the 2022-23 school year, what would it be? Manageable class sizes? Parents who instinctively trust you? More contracted planning time? Perfectly-behaved students? Each of these things would bring multiple benefits cascading down onto teachers–and ultimately their students. But they are unlikely to come about due to the…

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Summer Jobs For Teachers

June 27, 2022

Here at ETED, we believe wholeheartedly that teachers desperately need to decompress during the summer. Thus, we present the following suggestions for summer jobs for teachers with fear and trembling and a caveat: The Caveat After all, you magically squeezed an entire year’s worth of work into 9.5 calendar months. We know the job never…

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Ending The School Year Strong

June 13, 2022

No matter how dreamy or difficult the school year has been, you are weary, worn down, and likely running out of patience. Ending the school year strong feels like a pipe dream. But don’t let the prospect of sleeping in and not dealing with daily discipline issues overshadow the last moments you have to create…

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How To End The School Year Well

May 10, 2022

Summer is getting CLOSE, y’all. You’re in the midst of that unique tension between approaching elation and the added stress of end-of-year tasks. (Oh, and you’re still teaching, so there’s that.) While the light is visible at the end of the tunnel, it’s easy to succumb to exhaustion just thinking about all the things you…

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What Teachers Wish Parents Knew

May 2, 2022

As my children come home from school with stories about what one teacher did or didn’t do, I’ve had to carefully consider how to filter what my child says with what I know to be true as a teacher. Here’s what I think your child’s teacher would want parents to know:   1. There are…

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How To Work as a Teaching Team

April 25, 2022

My first year of teaching, I worked on a teaching team with the two other teachers who taught 8th-grade literature. They were extremely kind, and we got along fine. But I never asked for help. In fact, I thought the meetings were a waste of time because I had so many things to do.  As…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – The School Counselor

March 30, 2022

School counselor Brittany Powe-Inge provides a raw depiction of her experience teaching through the pandemic.  I can still remember the day we were called into the Principal’s office. No one likes that feeling right? We were notified that we had a couple of days to prepare our students for Virtual Learning….It was scary and nerve-wracking.…

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6 Tips for Classroom Management With Grace

March 28, 2022

There are a million “red light/green light” charts on Pinterest, here are 6 tips to really tackle classroom management with love and grace. Spring fever is in the air; the weather is warming up, and your students can sense summer lingering in the just-out-of-reach distance. Antsy students can sometimes lead to an uptick in behavioral…

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Abbott Elementary For Teachers – An Interview with Kate Peterman

March 21, 2022

Abbott Elementary, the documentary-style comedy on ABC about teachers in an elementary school, is a certifiable hit. The show strikes the right balance between humor and honesty that makes it relatable, but still entertaining, even for teachers who are going through some stuff right now. We sat down with one of the writers on the…

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Teaching Through the Pandemic – MN Teacher on Strike

March 15, 2022

Ms. Alexis Mann joins us today to talk about her work teaching through the pandemic with at-risk students and her take on the teacher’s union strike in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Can you give us an idea of what teaching through the pandemic has looked like for you up to this point? I work at a federal…

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