: August 2008
They're calling you names and hurling spit balls (or worse!) across the classroom. Don't worry. Even if you've gotten off to a rocky start, you can still get a handle on discipline problems in your classroom. More»
- An Illustrated Guide to the Kids Who Make You Cry
Every teacher has them. And some even know what to do.
- Sink or Swim
Construction zones, tots with rap sheets, parents getting arrested—these teachers saw it all as rookies and lived to tell about it.
- Tackling Teacher Cliques
Dirty looks and behind-the-back chatter. And that's in the staff lounge. Learn how to make yourself more comfortable when tribes rule the school.
- Interview with NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
Dennis Van Roekel, a math teacher from Arizona, was elected president of NEA at the 2008 Representative Assembly in Washington, D.C., this past July.
- The Guide to Off Duty Fun
Maintaining a healthy social life outside the teachers' lounge.
- In Person
A traditional Irish dancer gets her students stepping in the Bronx.
- Classroom Beautiful: Do It Yourself
Jason Hubler's classroom buzzes with energy and helps him do his job better. Let it inspire your own space.
- Ask the Experts: Give 'Em Your Digits?
Our experts weigh in on giving students their cell phone numbers.
The latest gadgets for your classroom.
- Union 101
You and Your Association: Knowing more about your union and being active in it can pay big dividends. We've got the ABCs all laid out.
- How I Knew I Was a Teacher
My science lessons changed a life.
A new teacher and an experienced ESP bond over BBQ.
- In Your Words
What was your biggest challenge as a new teacher?