The Teacher behind the Language Arts Teaching Expert!
Welcome to the "About Me" page of www.language-arts-teaching-expert.com.
I've taught language arts and other subject areas at all grade
from grade one to High School, but my strong preference has always been
Well, middle school children, from
grades four through nine, are the most exciting, for me, to teach: they
are old enough for challenging work, and still young enough for a
teacher to be a real influence in their lives.
aren't quite ready for rigorous study, and High School students have
many other influences to contend with as they try to find their place
in the world; everything from peer pressure to the media conspire
against your efforts to influence them.
Sure, middle school
children can be challenging. They'll pull stuff that younger
students wouldn't dream about, and older students wouldn't bother with.
If you have a personal weakness of any kind, you'll find out
about it through your preternaturally observant pupils in
I hope that this site is useful to teachers at all
levels. The sample lessons and so on are designed primarily
middle school students but many of the other resources, from applying
to teaching college to getting along with parents of students, can be
used by all teachers, and also those who may be considering
teaching as a career.
I'll share what I've learned - often
through bitter experience - to help you become a better, and, I hope,
Because I believe that teachers deserve
to be happy in their work. Nobody in society has a more
job than teaching our children. Nobody has as many personal
choices to make about how much of themselves they are going to commit
to their task.
I know how many challenges you face, and how you may feel unsupported
and under-appreciated, or worse.
want this site to provide middle school language arts and
teachers with easy access to some of the tools they need to do their
jobs, and also to provide them with the support they need, deserve, and
often just aren't getting.
Teaching can be a truly rewarding
profession, and I want you to thrive in it. Contact me if
is any particular area you would like this site to address, or some
problem that you think it could help solve.
With warmest regards,
P.S. If you hover your cursor over the "Bookmark" button at the
bottom of the left-hand column of this page, you'll notice that
"Facebook," and "Twitter" and other buttons appear. I never
old until social
If you know and use social networking, please help me out and do
whatever you need to do to get my website "twittered," or otherwise
networked to your favorite virtual community. Thank you!!!
P.P.S. This website was built with a
lot of help.
If you're interested in a way to
augment your retirement
, or would like to work from home
while you raise your family -- or even if you're a teaching student
who'd like to earn money to help you afford to
-- you might wish to
consider building your
own website business
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