Teacher Stories

Lessons Learned From My First Teaching Job

When I left college, I had arranged a job as a computer tech at the school where I used to be a teaching assistant.  When I went to talk to the HR director and finalize the details of the job, he noticed that I had worked for his township before and asked what I had […]

Why I Became a Teacher

When I first went to college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.  While I graduated from Ball State in 1993 with degrees in history and psychology, I still had no idea what I wanted to do.  I went to a couple career counselors, and both told me that my […]

Why Our Education System Must Change, From a Teacher Who is Leaving

I left work early today after an incident with a parent left me unable emotionally to continue for the day. I have already made the decision to leave teaching at the end of this year, and today, I don’t know if I will make it even that long. Parents have become far too disrespectful, and […]