7 Ways Principals Drive Teachers Out

Ask a teacher how they feel about their school’s principal and watch their reaction. You may see their eyes well up with tears of gratitude. They may put a hand over their heart and whisper reverently, “My principal is amazing.” They may do one of those wobble motions with their hand, frown slightly, and say, … Read more

12 Real School Rules For Teachers You Have To See To Believe

1. Toxic positivity … or else We all know positivity goes a long way. But toxic positivity—dismissing all negative emotions or critical feedback—can breed resentment and disconnection. Take it from this educator whose principal took toxic positivity to the next level: “I worked for a school district once where the superintendent would not allow us … Read more

How To Become a Substitute Teacher

According to a recent Education Week survey77 percent of school leaders across the nation having a hard time hiring reported enough substitute teachers to provide adequate coverage for teacher absences. And while shortages vary by state, subject area, and even by schools within districts, one thing is certain: the value of substitute teachers cannot be … Read more

Help! My Husband Resents My Summers Off

Dear WeAreTeachers:I just finished up my first year of teaching and am officially on summer break. I’ve noticed that any time my husband is reminded of the fact that I won’t be working for the next three months, it really gets under his skin. He’s never said anything actually rude or picked up any fights … Read more

8 Ways To Improve How Schools Relate To Communities

8 Things Teachers Can Do To Improve Their Bedside Manner by TeachThought Staff Ed note: Though the word ‘parents’ is used, the premise of the article is really about how schools communicate with communities at large. Whether the communication is intended for a grandparent raising a child, a local organization that works with schools, or … Read more

Help! My Husband Resents My Summers Off

Dear WeAreTeachers:I just finished up my first year of teaching and am officially on summer break. I’ve noticed that any time my husband is reminded of the fact that I won’t be working for the next three months, it really gets under his skin. He’s never said anything actually rude or picked up any fights … Read more