How to Manage a Class Effectively

Managing the classroom effectively is one of the teacher’s most important jobs and perhaps the most difficult, especially for new teachers. It can be a struggle even for veteran teachers as they also find students who challenge their methods. Since every class and every student provide a somewhat different challenge, it makes sense for each teacher to find the right strategies that work best for her or his students. Here are some of the effective classroom management strategies to help you create … Read More

12 Things Successful Teachers Do

Are you thinking of becoming a teacher? Or are you looking for ways to become more successful in your teaching career? Well, you should note that teaching is not that easy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. It takes a lot of patience and hard work to become a great teacher. Luckily, there are countless strategies you can use to increase your success as a teacher. Here are a dozen things successful teachers do. 1. Believe In Your … Read More

How to Use Videos in the Classroom

Videos for classroom learning! Is it really that effective? That’s a question that many teachers often find themselves asking. Well, have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to remember a script from a movie you watched once five years ago yet you can’t vividly recall what you learned in class a month ago? In truth, a video can be a very powerful learning tool. All you have to do it to learn how to use videos in the classroom … Read More

10 College FAQs for Future Teachers

1. I know I need a college degree to be a teacher, but what do I major in? The answer to this question actually varies from state to state. In many states, you major in elementary education to teach kindergarten through 6th grade. To teach in a middle school, 6th grade through 8th grade, you major in middle grades education with a concentration in a certain subject. To teach in a high school, you major in the subject, such as … Read More

Inspiring Your Students by Being You

by Roseanne Liesveld It seems like long ago that I had visions of being a teacher and what that looked like. The picture of what I was hoping to become as a teacher came from many different places. As a student, my best teachers were always models of what I wanted to become. My mother was a teacher, so in some ways, I spent my life emulating her. And of course there were teachers from movies or books that enticed … Read More

Starting Off Right With Your College Roommate

We’ve all heard the horror stories about college roommates. I was worried too, but I followed a few steps that made getting to know my new roommate less intimidating. Although I had the advantage of starting with a list of potential roommates, you can follow the same steps to make the get-to-know-you process less awkward when you find out who your roommate will be. Step 1: Check Facebook and update your own profile Because I was playing basketball, I knew … Read More