Author Archive: midnightbelle23

The financial anxiety of student teaching.

Not to get too personal, but my old friend anxiety paid a visit this weekend. Life happens and sometimes big purchases need to be made asap (read: car broke, had to get another one). My husband and I have been diligently saving for when I student teach next Spring, but this unanticipated expense has left …

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“Duck for President” is only one recommendation… more please!

This topic came up in my class this evening after I had typed this entry. My professor asked the class what advice we have received from family or friends who are teachers. One of my classmates answered that his sister advised him to start making his own classroom library now. Hmm… Questions for teachers (grades …

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Define good…

What makes a good teacher? Ask five different people, and you’ll get five different answers. I have been thinking about this question a lot lately. Is a good teacher one who is super organized and sticks to the schedule, or one who is more flexible? Is a good teacher one who uses more constructionist methods …

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For all intensive purposes, I am a career changer.

My hope for this blog is to document my experience of  learning to become an elementary school teacher. From my readings and classes to what I have observed in actual classrooms, my hope is to talk about it all and hear from others both inside and just joining the field. Comments and questions are welcomed, …

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