The Weary Educator

Consequences of Illiteracy

17 Devastating Consequences of Illiteracy: A Data-Driven Analysis

I spent the last several months looking at literacy statistics in America. This is a 4-part series that explains the consequences of illiteracy. What Are the Consequences of Illiteracy In America? The consequences of illiteracy are far-reaching. Studies show that 43% of adults with Level 1 literacy skills live in poverty. This staggering statistic highlights
Full Integration of Special Education

Reducing Barriers: Full Integration of Special Education

What is the least restrictive environment for students with special needs? How do we provide full integration for students? Can provide an equitable education for all students? Let’s discuss. Introduction: Why This is Personal I am an English teacher by trade. I love reading and I love the smell of books (especially old books). But
5 Reasons You Need Timers for the Classroom

5 Reasons You Need Timers for the Classroom

Timers for the classroom are the easiest classroom management strategy. In today’s fast-paced world, effective time management is a skill everyone needs. Why Do We Need Timers For The Classroom? Students who are on the cusp of shaping their future. Timers, though seemingly simple tools, can be game-changers in a classroom environment. From keeping students
5 Pros and Cons of Charter Schools: A Comprehensive Guid for Parents By Teachers

5 Pros and Cons of Charter Schools: A Comprehensive Guid for Parents By Teachers

Are you considering sending your child to a charter schools? I asked teachers to discuss the pros and cons of charter schools just for you! Introduction – The Pros and Cons of Charter Schools Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions parents face. Should yo choose public? Is
Boosting ELA Test Scores: Digital Resources for Teachers

Boosting ELA Test Scores with Technology: 9 Top Resources for Teachers

Boosting ELA test scores isn’t easy. It takes effort and the right resources. That’s why I curated the top digital resources for teachers to improve ELA test scores! Boosting ELA Test Scores In today’s educational landscape, the importance of strong literacy skills cannot be overstated. English Language Arts (ELA) test scores serve as a critical
Pros And Cons of Teaching in Charter Schools

6 Pros and Cons of Teaching in Charter Schools – Is Teaching In A Charter School Right for You?

Teaching in charter schools is a hot topic in the teacher groups lately. What are the pros and cons of teaching in charter schools? We’ve got you covered! Introduction: The Pros and Cons of Teaching in Charter Schools Charter schools have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional public schools, offering unique educational environments and
Literacy Circles

Implementing Literacy Circles/Book Clubs in Your Classroom in 10 Steps

One effective way to foster a love for reading and improve literacy skills is through literacy circles or book clubs. Never tried it? Here’s how! Why use Literacy Circles? In today’s classrooms, engaging students in reading is more important than ever. One effective way to foster a love for reading and improve literacy skills is
Summertime Activities for Teachers

9+ Summertime Activities for Teachers: How to Make the Most of Your Break

Are you bored when summer arrives? What do teachers do over the summer? I’ve got a comprehensive list of summertime activities for teachers! Summertime Activities for Teachers Summer break is here! After months of dedicated teaching, lesson planning, grading and testing, the sudden shift to a less structured schedule can feel disorienting. This is a
Teacher Tutoring Rates

How to Set Your Teacher Tutoring Rates in 10 states, & How to Find Students

As the summer approaches, many teachers are looking for a side hustle. Your teacher tutoring rates can impact your summer! Let’s learn how to set your prices. How to Set Teacher Tutoring Rates While math tutors are often the first choice, there’s a growing demand for English Language Arts (ELA) tutoring to enhance reading comprehension
Inclusive Classroom Library

Building an Inclusive Classroom Library: 33 LGBTQ+ Books for Middle School Students

Creating an inclusive classroom library with LGBTQ+ books for your students, is an essential part in fostering a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all students. Introduction: Building an Inclusive Classroom Library Creating an inclusive classroom library is essential for fostering a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all students. With the growing diversity in
Essential Skills for Pre-K 25+ CCSS Aligned Tips

Essential Skills for Pre-K: 25+ CCSS Aligned Tips

This blog will help you understand the essential skills for Pre-K in order to ensure your child is ready for kindergarten. The Essential Skills for Pre-K Preparing your child for kindergarten is a crucial step in their educational journey. As parents, we want to ensure that our children have the best possible start, equipped with
Teacher wellness

Teacher Wellness: Health Challenges Faced by Teachers and 8 Bonus Self-Care Tips

Teacher wellness: We polled 426 teachers and asked them what illnesses they experienced because of their work. These are the most common issues. What is a Teacher Wellness Check? A teacher wellness check is a check-in with fellow teachers. Recently, I conducted a teacher wellness check. I asked a simple question, “What ailments have you
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