Not one time in my 4-year undergrad teaching program or my 2 years of graduate school did anyone ever teach me about parent communication. So naturally, I went into my first teaching job blindly unaware of how much of my job would be communicating with parents. I was 22 but
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Hi, my name is Rebecca, and I am addicted to The Home Edit. If you spend more than 5 seconds with me, you will hear me talking about Joanna and Clea like they are my next-door neighbors. Why do I love them so much? Because they love systems and I
In honor of Teacher Appreciation week in May, I wanted to share with you a few secrets I’ve learned throughout my life from the best teachers I know – whether it be teachers I had as a student, or co-teachers I’ve worked alongside over the years. I am referring to
When it comes to lesson planning, you may be coming to the table with zero training in this, or you may be entirely sick of hearing about it. Particularly for high school science teachers, I have met so many who have come to the classroom as a 2nd career, and
When you decided you wanted to be a teacher, you probably had all sorts of ideas for how you would change students’ lives and the exciting content that you would share with them. You most likely knew and were excited about curriculum design being a part of the job. Who
I’m not sure if I’ve ever met a high school biology teacher who DOESN’T enjoy teaching ecology (if that’s you – let me know! I love meeting unicorns 🤪) There are so many fun, hands-on ways to engage students in this content, and because of this, students tend to really
As high school teachers, we miss out on getting to celebrate big holidays with our students. We don’t have Valentine’s Day parties with card exchanges and heart cupcakes, or 100th day of school celebrations like our elementary teaching friends do. But if you are a high school biology teacher, guess
What is it about 3rd quarter? It’s still cold, we are all cooped up, and it feels like the year will never end. As a high school science teacher, traditionally this is my students’ lowest quarter academically, despite it being some of our most fun content (like genetics and heredity!!)
If you are reading this, you are most likely a teacher. I don’t need to tell you how hard you work – because you know it. You are probably underpaid, under-appreciated (I hope not!!), and most certainly overworked. I am here to tell you that I see you, I appreciate
When I look back at all the resources, the programs, and the trainings that helped me in my years teaching full time with 5 preps, one of the biggest game-changers was having a high school T.A. Being a teacher is HARD, and many of us have very limited resources. But
Okay if you have been around a while you know that I am the QUEEN of a preface (I just feel like I have to say all the things since most likely you are a stranger reading this and you don’t know me, and I don’t know you, and it
Teaching evolution has always been one of my all-time favorite topics! It’s crazy to even type that because I was incredibly intimidated teaching this unit my first year. What if I explain it poorly? What if I further reinforce someone’s misconceptions? What if I offend a student in my class?