First Year Blur: a VIDEO message

Dear Sarah, I am getting ready to finish my first year of teaching! Overall, it’s been a good year. I’ve enjoyed my students, most of the parents have been good to work with and my colleagues have been really helpful. But I’m also exhausted. I know I’m supposed to be...

Vocabulary Families

the ASK: I never seem to have enough approaches to teaching vocabulary. Here, I wondered how I could get students to construct deeper understandings of words by seeing them as “families.” the TRY: I gave students a series of words that all had something to do with the...

Summer Learning

Dear Sarah, After a rewarding but exhausting school year, I’m definitely looking forward to summer! I’m one of those teachers who loves the summer pace, but also wants to keep learning. My school district is organizing some days of professional development that I’ll...

Saying Goodbye to Graduates

Dear Sarah, I am teaching seniors for the first time. Graduation is coming up and that means I’m going to have to say goodbye to these students. In the past, the end of the school year had always been a little bittersweet, but I knew I’d see my students again in the...

Burnout Blues: a VIDEO message

Dear Sarah, How do I avoid burnout? Sincerely, Burnout Blues Teach openly, With Teacher2Teacher e-Newsletter E-Newsletter If you like what you’re reading, sign up for Sarah’s free weekly newsletter to help us all stay inspired, mindful and bold! Register...

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