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  • How to Leave a Teaching Job Gracefully?
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    How to Leave a Teaching Job Gracefully

    Teaching is one of the most important professions that a person can undertake. Teaching a skill or subject to a group of students is noble and improves our society and the future little by little. Many teachers sacrifice parts of their lives to adhere to standards, administration rules, and evolving technology. But for most teachers, […] More

  • Five Pros and Five Cons of Teaching in Japan
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    The Pros and Cons of Teaching in Japan

    I lived in Japan for about ten years. I worked in a wide variety of teaching jobs, including international kindergartens, public elementary and junior high schools, ran my own educational business on the side, and private English classes. While living there, I had the unique experience of working with many wonderful Japanese and foreign educators. […] More

  • What Skills Are Needed to Be a Good Teacher?
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    What Skills Are Needed to Be a Good Teacher?

    Making the distinction between simply being a teacher and becoming a good teacher is critical to success. Successful teachers exert significant influence over pupils and urge them to continue their education throughout their life. A positive influence on the life of a child of any age may be made by a skilled teacher. Taking a […] More

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    The Pros and Cons of Teaching in China

    International teaching gigs often look appealing to those looking for adventure and an immersive cultural experience.  China has long been a teaching destination for speakers of English.  Over the years, the market has become more competitive for those willing to teach outside of their homeland.  With the Middle East, South America, and other Asian nations […] More

  • Should Substitute Requirements Be Relaxed?
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    Do Substitute Teachers Need a Degree?

    I am a retired educator. I will be honest. There were two times in my career that I came to school very ill because I could not get a classroom substitute. I did not want the stress of students being put in colleague’s classroom and the parent backlash I would receive. I decided to “soldier […] More

  • The Pros and Cons of Being a High School Teacher
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    The Pros and Cons of Being a High School Teacher

    Selecting a career can be a daunting challenge, and it’s likely that when you were making this decision, you had helpful guidance from parents and teachers. High school teachers especially serve as role models and mentors in important times of transition for students. Many kind, patient souls yearn for this purposeful, meaningful work. But before […] More

  • What are the Pros and Cons of Teaching in Hawaii?
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    The Pros and Cons of Teaching in Hawaii

    With beautiful beaches, landscapes, and tight-knit communities, Hawaii is known for being a place where your dreams of living a beautiful island life can come true . Do you live in Hawaii and are thinking about becoming a teacher? Or are you looking for a change in scenery from the states of the mainland? Here […] More

  • Can Teachers Have Tattoos?
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    Can Teachers Have Tattoos?

    You think you want to be a teacher but you’ve got some ink.  But, you wonder, “can teachers have tattoos?”   The answer is of course!  Go right ahead!   But also, maybe not so fast.  The ability to have a visible tattoo proudly displayed for students and parents to see depends on the district and […] More

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