When applying to college, you’ll usually be asked to write an application essay. Most admissions essays usually ask you to respond to some form of prompt. You might be asked to describe a personal accomplishment or a goal you’re working towards. The point of an application essay is for your prospective college to get an idea […]
1. So you’re going to be a teacher… While English majors can teach, they can also go into journalism, law, medical, or business school, publishing, marketing, and more. Wherever there is English being written or spoken, the English major has you covered. Someone writes those instruction manuals on the new iPhone 6 you bought that […]
The moment of truth has finally arrived. I might have been lecturing on how to write essays to my students in the past ( and would continue to do so in future) Continue reading “5 creative writing tips to help you write great essays!”
Do you want to know what shocked me the most when I started teaching in a High School? It wasn’t the workload (although that was, indeed, profoundly shocking, and still is over 5 years later). It wasn’t the intensity. It certainly wasn’t the students – they often startle me but rarely shock (try harder, people!).
It was the casual acceptance of teachers teaching subjects they aren’t qualified to teach.
This is normal.
This is an accepted fact of life.
This is SO VERY WRONG. Here’s how it happens: Funding. We don’t have enough. Not nearly enough. And because of that funding squeeze, schools can only afford to hire precisely as many teacher bodies as they have teaching slots to fill. This means that someone who is hired to teach, say, English, may also wind up teaching Science, simply because there was one science slot to fill and only the English…
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You’re finally a senior! (or will be one soon!) While everyone will tell you this is the time of your life, you’re also probably too overwhelmed with the dreaded college application process to enjoy your newly minted status as big man on campus. The pressure is on to craft a memorable, concise, knock-your-socks-off personal statement […]
Earlier this year, a piece from the Edutopia website was doing the rounds under the title “5 highly effective teaching practices”. I automatically question pieces like this as I doubt somewhat whether the purpose of the piece is actually to raise standards in the profession and develop teachers – or whether it is simply to […]
Ever since I stumbled upon the phenomenon called flipped classroom, I have been itching to give it a try. Continue reading “Why flipped classroom isn’t everyone’s cup of tea?”
I think it is safe to say that Batman is the most loved superhero character of all time. The watchful protector of the Gotham City has always be a source of inspiration for not just kids but adults too. Continue reading “5 Inspiring Batman quotes for Teachers!”
I do not advise my students to write in the first person, especially when they are just beginning to write fiction. Writing in the first person is especially difficult because the unskilled writer …
I recently stumbled upon an extremely entertaining article about hilarious answers given by students in tests and exams. Continue reading “5 mind blowing answers by students that will leave you ROFL!”