Tag: teaching

Faith in the Public School from a Teacher’s Perspective

“I am not a teacher but an awakener.” This quote from Robert Frost perfectly encapsulates the main goal of teaching. It is a teacher’s...

Cursive Makes a Comeback

Written by Kathleen Malone. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Cursive writing. Whenever we hear those two words, it almost feels like something which has gone far...

Teachers Can Change the World

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton One teacher can make or break a student’s education. This is an intimidating truth that education majors...

To All The Teachers

Written by Allison Perry. Media by John Freeman. For the past couple of weeks, I have been looking forward to the first week of May....

Textbook Trouble: Tree of Life Changes

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Kayla Morton. President Filby recently sent out an email to students announcing a $924 tuition increase due to issues...

Breaking Into a New Church Community

Written and Media by Mary Todd Christian One of the most important things to find once you have moved into college is a church community...

Adventures Created Through Teaching English

Written by Veronica Crisler, Media by Jack Wang Coming into Greenville College three years ago, I believed that my calling in life was to become...

What to Expect While Student Teaching: “Elementary” Style

Student Teaching; a period of guided teaching when the teacher candidate takes increasing responsibility for leading the school experiences of a group of learners over a period of consecutive weeks.

5 Tips for New Educators

Written by Liz Weder. Media by Michael Trieb. I can clearly recall my first day of teaching at Highland Middle School, 12 years ago. Students walked hurriedly down the hallway with wide eyes and smiles on their faces. A unique mixture of excitement and anxiety filled the air and settled in my heart. Everyone was hopeful to see their friends, but felt nervous about the experience of being in a new school. I hoped and prayed that the day would go well. Students approached my classroom door timidly with questioning looks. Each person was greeted by my smiling face and heard the comforting words, “Good morning! Welcome to my classroom. I will be your teacher this year.” The tension evaporated at the start of the new year. For me, my new career had just begun. For many new teachers, the first year of teaching can be a very exciting yet challenging time. The transition from being a student to becoming in charge of one’s own classroom can be filled with countless frustrations and stresses that can be difficult for new teachers to overcome. In a time when education is changing drastically with the adoption of the new Common Core Standards, changes in teacher evaluation, and many districts facing financial challenges due to lack of funding at the state level, the profession of education has challenged new teachers to excel quickly and take on many responsibilities. Here are some survival tips that new teachers can follow in order to make their first year of teaching a time filled with success.