BTTS Vol. 2 (aka There’s Always a Way to Feel Worse When You Already Feel Awful)

Time for another Behind The Teacher Scenes! I was working in an elementary special education classroom and had a student who, like a lot of children with special needs, had particular fixations. This boy loves wands and crowns and Family Feud. If he could watch Family Feud in class, he would. If he could make and wear … More BTTS Vol. 2 (aka There’s Always a Way to Feel Worse When You Already Feel Awful)

Help Spread the Word

Do you know teachers or work with teachers or are a teacher? If so, I would love to send you some of our shiny new cards? I recently had a bunch of cards printed up for the blog and accompanying Facebook page (facebook.com/notmyclassroomblog). The intention is to leave them in various staff rooms with a little note saying something … More Help Spread the Word

Your Teaching Portfolio

As I mentioned last week, I am outlining everything I carry in my teaching portfolio. I have concluded that your teaching portfolio serves three purposes: 1–it’s a good end-of-the-year assignment in teachers’ college, 2–it ensures you have a copy of your resume with you when a principal has lost the one they printed, 3–it looks … More Your Teaching Portfolio