By Teachers, For Teachers
Immersion teaching doesn't have to take you to distant shores. Every year, non-Native American teachers join reservation school staffs to help the often-underserved community and to learn about the modern Native American experience. Kurt Caswell was one of those teachers. In his book In the Sun's House, he provides an outsider's perspective on teaching at the Borrego Pass School on a remote Navajo reservation in New Mexico.
You’d have to be living in the Twilight Zone not to realize vampires are in vogue today. Vampirelore is everywhere. But the vampires we know and love today aren’t the dark, life-snatching Dracula types of the past. These vampires are nice. They don’t want to be monsters, or so they say...and they are roaming our school halls.
Here are some fun Thanksgiving printables to reflect on what they're thankful for, and a few mazes and word finds to keep your wild Indians in their seats during these exciting days!
Students often fear math word problems, and feeling intimidated means they can’t relax and apply what they’ve learned to even the simplest problems. The resulting brain freeze serves to reinforce the idea that word problems are scary and difficult. Here are a few strategies that will thaw their attitudes and motivate your students to look forward to math problems rather than dreading them!
Teaching is not a profession known for instant gratification. Sometimes, we teachers can feel completely unappreciated, but that doesn't mean the profession doesn't have its perks. Here are 12 unexpected reasons to be thankful for being a teacher.