The Snarky Schoolteacher.

Educator.
11th and 12th Grade History & Social Science. Alternative Ed. Engaged. Grad Student. Highly caffeinated.

whatthefuckam1doing asked: I'm looking at possibly switching my major from Engineering to Science Education and I was wondering if you could spare any advice? What made you want to go into teaching? Thanks :)

The best possible advice I can give you about teaching is that you have to love people. If you don’t love people, don’t be a teacher.

Teaching is a human experience. It doesn’t matter how much you love your content area (although it helps), at the end of the day, if you can’t find a way to connect with other human beings in a meaningful way, none of your students are going to listen to anything you are teaching anyway.

Students will disappoint you, hurt your feelings, make you question your own existence, but at the end of the day, if you can get up and keep trying and learn to love them all over again, you will be successful. 

Teaching isn’t all about tests and facts and figures - teaching is about people.

allisonunsupervised:

hithertokt:

ambedu:

potentialtomorrows:

Evidence of #education on my desk in the form of growth mindset reminders…

Oh my gosh. I need to do this.

The weight that I borrowed from the athletic department is still on my desk.

Tomorrow I’m giving a summative assessment that may be either introduced or concluded with emphatic gestures featuring a hand weight. But this makes me happy to see. 

Can someone make me one of these for my desk? heheh

allisonunsupervised:

hithertokt:

ambedu:

potentialtomorrows:

Evidence of #education on my desk in the form of growth mindset reminders…

Oh my gosh. I need to do this.

The weight that I borrowed from the athletic department is still on my desk.

Tomorrow I’m giving a summative assessment that may be either introduced or concluded with emphatic gestures featuring a hand weight. But this makes me happy to see. 

Can someone make me one of these for my desk? heheh

(via teejay82)

Anonymous asked: Does it bother teachers when their student come talk to the on their prep time? (not school related)

To be completely honest with you, it depends on the day. Some days I am happy to have company, others I am really trying to work. I’d say before you barge in on a teacher who is on their prep, pop your head in and ask if they are free to chat. I’m usually up front about it and I would bet other teachers are as well. :]