Teaching Filter
  1. Remind yourself that a five year old is sixty months on this planet. Less than 2,000 days old. They’re still brand new people! No one has the right to whisper anything about college or careers to a child determined to conquer the monkey bars.

    Education
  2. “One of my former colleagues is fond of saying, ‘Tenure is the right to be abused in perpetuity.’ My problem was not, however, that I was being abused, but that I was being asked to abuse others.”

    Academia
  3. All Hail the Conquering Stick Figure: A Chat with Greek Myth Comix

    Laura Jenkinson at Greek Myth Comix chats with us about teaching — and illustrating — the Classics.

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    This and all other illustrations from Laura Jenkinson, Greek Myth Comics.
  4. My Father: The Ag Teacher

    “Underneath all of the lesson plans, the CDE’s, the SAE’s and the FFA membership, isn’t that what it’s all about — showing students that they are loved, valued and capable.” A daughter writes a warm, thoughtful tribute to her father, who had left farming to teach agriculture.

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  5. It’s Always Plan B

    “In the prison classroom, it’s always Plan B. Every text hits bone. Words have consequences.” Professor R.M. Gosselin reflects on teaching behind bars.

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  6. On Math, Teaching, and the Magic of Bad Drawings: A Conversation with Ben Orlin

    The math-enthusiast-cum-educator deploys his hilarious, insightful stick figures to talk about his work and his blog.

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  7. In Her Dream I Spoke Arabic

    “And when she read aloud my words in that other tongue, when I listened to myself speak through her, I heard myself in a different way.” In a college composition class a few years ago, many worlds came together.

    Education
  8. Rich Country

    “My father sold his water buffalo so I could come to school.” An American public school teacher, longing for less commercialism and more community, gets her wish in Nepal.

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    Photo by Vera & Jean-Christophe CCBY
  9. Radical Eyes for Equity

    P. L. Thomas is an education professor at Furman University in South Carolina. Before his time in higher education, he taught high school English. On The Becoming Radical, he publishes primarily scholarly writing on education and education reform, politics, poverty, race, and literature.

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  10. My Wife Is a Lazy Liar

    “About ten or eleven at night, she comes to bed and pretends to be exhausted. She acts as though teaching 24 kids, some with significant emotional problems, is more challenging than having a real job.” A husband’s thoughts on his lazy, lying wife — who claims to “work hard” as a teacher.

    Education
  11. Tenure, She Wrote

    A collaborative blog showcasing diverse perspectives on the challenges faced by women in academia.

    Academia
  12. A Not So Graceful Exit

    Kara Reeves on why she left teaching: “I could tell that those two weeks broke the bond that I had built with some of my most challenging students. They just didn’t trust me anymore. That goes against every single thing inside me that led me to become a teacher in the first place.”

    Education
  13. Small Potatoes

    At Small Potatoes, the blogger, child care specialist, and mother of six publishes a mix of DIY projects, activities, and educational resources for parents and families.

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  14. Talking Math with Your Kids

    Talking Math with Your Kids, a site by curriculum developer and teacher Christopher Danielson, is about supporting children’s early mathematical development — and showing that teaching mathematics can be fun and done on a daily basis.

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  15. No End in Sight: Academic Research and “Time Off”

    Amanda Ann Klein on workload in academia: “During those 5 years I was always wondering if I was doing ‘enough’ to succeed.”

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