Courtney Langton

Courtney is an aspiring high school teacher. Her teachables are History and English, but she's happy to teach anything that doesn't involve numbers or formulas. Her particular interest is in promoting gender equity and anti-oppression both in and outside the classroom. She writes a detailed To-Do list every morning, and enjoys nothing more than a good book and a plate of bacon on a rainy Saturday.

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan's primary interest is moral education. His teachable subjects are English and Music. He encourages critical thinking and hopes to teach his students to recognize, and strive for, what is truly important to them without forgetting to be compassionate, tolerant, and open-minded along the way. He likes making analogies and his favourite is one that compares life to jumping on a trampoline.

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100 Tips for New Teachers!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Phew, a week of panic is over-- our blog has been restored! Thank you, good people of Blogger. (we won't get into the fact that it is also their fault it disappeared in the first place...)

We decided that since we're a day off schedule and we've had a busy weekend, we'll do something light today.

But let me tell you, "light" does not mean useless. This is us, after all. During our forced hiatus, we tracked down a gold mine of teaching resources that we can't wait to share with our readers.

To start us off, here are the links to Jamie Huston's teaching blog, Gently Hew Stone. He's been teaching in Las Vegas for 9 years, and his "50 Things New Teachers Need to Know" and "50 More Things New Teachers Need to Know" posts are huge hits on the Internet.

Jamie has a very well-honed teaching style that he's obviously very comfortable with, and it seems to work. His style is quite distinct, and that's why we want to know your thoughts on it. What did you like, what had you never thought of, what struck you as off the mark? Will you implement any of these tips in your classroom? (we guarantee you will!) And given the difference in environment between Nevada and [insert your place of residence here], which of these are particularly well-suited or inappropriate for your future classes?

We'll be back on Thursday to sort out everyone's opinions and analyze Jamie's tips a little more closely. For now, take a close look at the links above and let us know what you think.

PS- And to get you through the rest of the week, here's a little collection of teacher-funny:

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