Category: Teachers

  • Practical STEM High School Projects for Wood Technology Classes

    Practical STEM High School Projects for Wood Technology Classes

    STEM projects are a fun way to engage students, and even have them lead their learning. While many teachers associate STEM with coding and robots, I like to focus on the practical engineering aspect. And the good news is that Woodwork rooms are already set up with many of the things required, so it’s not […]

  • Review of ‘Why Don’t Students Like School?’

    Review of ‘Why Don’t Students Like School?’

    Someone once told me that being a teacher is a lonely job. It didn’t make sense at first. I mean teachers need to teach people right? But for myself, being a high school teacher I can see it now.  My students aren’t my peers. And other teachers, well as lovely and as well meaning as […]

  • How to Build Self-Esteem in Children

    How to Build Self-Esteem in Children

    We all want to see our kids happy and healthy But this isn’t something to take for granted. We can (and need to) instill it into our children because there is no guarantee they will grow up with a good level of self-esteem. Self-Esteem – The Quick and Simple Definition Self-esteem often gets used as […]

  • 3 Ideas on Changing a Strong-Willed Child’s Behavior

    3 Ideas on Changing a Strong-Willed Child’s Behavior

    Parents and teachers can throw around the term ‘strong-willed’. But I typically see these children as more ‘internally motivated’ Kids that i’ve come in contact with who i’d describe this way are more interested in what they want to do… And not what they should be doing which is the issue. So how you can […]

  • 5 Reasons Why Your Child Might Want to Spend All Their Free Time in Front of the Computer (or Device)

    5 Reasons Why Your Child Might Want to Spend All Their Free Time in Front of the Computer (or Device)

    (In this article I will refer to a computer, but I mean any type of device i.e. phone, iPad, laptop, etc.) Imagine if work got called off for the day. You were still going to get paid but had some time up your sleeve you didn’t think you’d have… What would you do and where […]