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Meet the Parents: Navigating Tricky Waters

Most parents are rational, reasonable, and respectful, but it’s those high maintenance ones that every teacher dreads. And the situation seems to be worsening each year.

Don’t Quit: Tips for Surviving Teaching

Abbi Easton has found her groove. She was “absolutely terrified” when she began teaching Grade 9 science and math at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Fort McMurray, AB ...

Top Tips for Parent Interviews

Preparing for parent-teacher interviews can be as stressful, perhaps more, than assembling the grades often discussed at them—especially because teachers often receive little ...

Teaching Style: Are you a Cat or Dog?

I recently observed a high school science lesson that left me feeling like I had just swished some super-minty Listerine. I was refreshed. I was inspired…so much so, in fact, ...

The Role of the Teacher

Teaching is a great responsibility. I teach English and believe that the ability to communicate, at a personal and societal level, is what builds strong communities and ...

Educator Review: Gifted to Learn

Author and educator Gloria Mehlmann engages her readers by journeying with them through three separate but interconnected narratives in her memoir Gifted to Learn.