Advice for New Teachers

Last week, we asked veteran teachers on social media to tell us what piece of advice they would give to new teachers entering the classroom this year. This is what they said: Pray for your students. Many are coming into that classroom with issues that no child should have to endure. Get organized and stay … Continue reading Advice for New Teachers

Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2022

On Sunday, June 19th, people around the country will be celebrating an important day in American history, Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to announce the freedom of over 250,000 slaves by executive decree. The National Museum of African American History and Culture states, "The historical legacy of … Continue reading Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2022

Things Educators Wish More People Knew About Their Profession

This week, we asked our members what they wish more people knew about being in the education profession. Here are some of their responses. "It's practically impossible to leave work at work. It might be planning, grading, or just plain thinking about work and our students...but leaving it in the school building is not a … Continue reading Things Educators Wish More People Knew About Their Profession

Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2021

On Saturday, June 19th, people around the country will be celebrating an important day in American history, Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to announce the freedom of over 250,000 slaves by executive decree. The National Museum of African American History and Culture states, "The historical legacy of … Continue reading Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2021

The Weeds in a Greener Pasture: Five Cost Considerations of Changing School Districts

Given the current funding for teacher salaries and the prospect of minimum salary increases in the future, teachers seek higher paying jobs in other districts as an avenue to increase their income without having to earn an advanced degree or going into administration.  When considering employment in a higher paying school district, several cost considerations … Continue reading The Weeds in a Greener Pasture: Five Cost Considerations of Changing School Districts