First Year Teachers Vs. Second Year Teachers

I know I’ve been MIA for the better part of a year and half. QUICK explanation: I was hired to teach fifth grade 3 days before the start of the 2014-2015 school year. I barely had time to eat breakfast that whole year. It was AWESOME, but Elementary Thoughts was put on the backburner. In … Continue reading

That Noble Title

As we begin each new school year, let us remember the fine nuances and the distinguishing essence of that proud word Teacher. Let us be reminded of the tools you have at your command, because your talents, your traits, and your training…and because you chose to become a Teacher. Teacher – you are a poet, as you … Continue reading

What Teachers Make – Taylor Mali

It’s frustrating when I tell someone I’m studying to be a teacher, and their immediate response is, “You know you’re not going to make any money, right?” It is rude, condescending, and ignorant on so many different levels.  If anyone said this about a profession other than teaching, people would be mortified! However, it seems … Continue reading

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