Guest post: Balancing work and play in the sands of Sudan

I recently wrote a guest blog post on Mr. Hill's Musings about how to overcome the challenges of living in a hardship post from the perspective of an international teacher. Please check it out!  Article: Balancing work and play in the sands of Sudan I've recently been intrigued by the concept of guest blogging. It allows … Continue reading Guest post: Balancing work and play in the sands of Sudan

Do Teachers Have to Be Readers?

Warning: This post is going to be about reading, and it is going to encourage you to read. You may need to go grab your spectacles.  While mindlessly scrolling through my Twitter feed, I recently saw this infographic by @grantdraws: https://twitter.com/ImpactWales/status/878519866214502400 It not only had a great Quentin Blake-like look and style (compare it to … Continue reading Do Teachers Have to Be Readers?

Why Would Anyone Want to Become a Teacher – My Interview with a Student Teacher

Lilly Hasenkopf is a student teacher of elementary education at the University of Alabama. We recently sat down and talked about her thoughts and feelings about the profession as part of the series Why Would Anyone Want to Become a Teacher? here on educationrickshaw.com  Hi Lilly! Thanks for letting me interview you. Let's start by … Continue reading Why Would Anyone Want to Become a Teacher – My Interview with a Student Teacher

Why would anyone want to become a teacher?

As I enter into my 6th year of teaching, for the first time in my career I feel like I am not a novice teacher. When we play that ice breaker, "silently line up according to teaching experience", I am increasingly assured a spot closer to the 50th percentile. As I reevaluate what I wish … Continue reading Why would anyone want to become a teacher?