Teacher Issues in Education

Some states of the United States have implemen...

Some states of the United States have implemented laws to address school bullying. Law prohibits bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity Law prohibits bullying of students based on sexual orientation School regulation or ethical code for teachers that address bullying of students based on sexual orientation Law prohibits bullying in school but lists no categories of protection No statewide law that specifically prohibits bullying in schools (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Teacher issues in education are always changing.  Teachers face many issues and challenges every day and with the budget cuts over the past few years they are facing even more. In the year 2013 teachers will continue to be presented with new and old issues. Here is a list of the top ten issues that will be facing teachers next year.

 

1. Number of Students

 

With more and more budget cuts, class sizes keep growing. With class sizes reaching over 40 in some areas it makes it very challenging to give every student the attention they need or even just a place to sit. Some classrooms are so full that there are not enough desks for every student.

 

2. Technology

 

Technology presents many different challenges. Teachers have to constantly stay up to date with the latest technology. Cell phones in school are becoming a problem, monitoring what students are looking at on the internet is an issue, and staying up to date with the latest programs for assessment and enrichment.

 

3. Funding

 

With all of the recent budget cuts teachers have to face larger class sizes, pay freezes, and less supplies for their classroom. There are some schools that can’t afford to pay their teachers or fix the leaky roof of the school. School is supposed to be a safe place for students, but with the lack of funding schools can’t even afford to fix the build.

 

4. Parent Involvement

 

Parent involvement is increasingly becoming less and less. Parent involvement is very important and teachers have to go above and beyond to get parents involved. The last school I worked at had very little parent involvement. Many parents would change their numbers or not answer the phone because they knew it was the school. It took me going to students houses in order to get in contact with parents.

 

5. Classroom management

 

Teachers constantly have to come up with new and creative classroom management strategies in order to keep students engaged.  With class sizes reaching 30 and above this can seem impossible.

 

6. Bullying

 

Bullying is becoming a big problem in schools and many times it is happening outside of school or on the internet and is being carried into school. A teacher’s role is this is complicated and uncertain.

 

7. Pay

 

The budget cuts that many districts are facing have caused many pay cuts or freezes. This puts a major strain on many teachers that have families to provide for.

 

8. Testing

 

The constant pressure to increase test scores can make for a very stressful work environment. This pressure not only affects teachers but also students. Teachers are often asked to do many different types of assessments and then they are not taught how to use these assessments. What is the point in constantly testing students?

 

9.  New Standards

 

The new Common Core standards that the majority of states have adopted have caused teachers to have to learn new standards and align them with the current curriculum used by the school.

 

10.  Health

 

The obesity rate in children and adolescence is growing. Nearly one is five children are obese. The Children Nutrition reauthorization bill will establish national nutrition standards for school food, but it needs support. Food and exercise are something that impact students every day.

Posted by Justin George - November 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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Really Cool Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom

36 ideas for decorating your classroomHere are some great ideas for decoration your classroom.   These area all DIY suggested decorating ideas that you can use in your classroom when on a budget.    See the ideas here Written by Peggy Lang @ Buzzfeed

If you have ideas to share, please send it and a photo to support@k12schoolsupplies.net, and if we post them we will give you a $25 Gift Certificate for use on our site.  We have over 1,200 different classroom decorating ideas

Posted by admin - October 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

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Fall Classroom Decorating Ideas

There are many different types of fall themes for decorating a classroom. Classroom themes are very easy to manage and can be made very quickly. The children in your classroom may also help come up with decorating ideas for your classroom. The easiest way to gain ideas from your classroom is to have them each write down what they like best about fall. They can do this on colored construction paper. The best colors to use for this are orange and brown since these are the main colors used for fall. This will be a fun activity for the children to kick off the beginning of fall. There are many different fall themes for a classroom.

One classroom theme is to have your class go out in to a wooded area and find leaves that have already changed colors. The leaves can be used for a variety of decorations. A chain can be made from the leaves to hang around the classroom. You may have your children glue the leaves to a wide string or paper to hang above doorways or elsewhere in the classroom. The leaves may also be used as a pattern to trace over. The tracings can be used for many different types of decorations also. The children can write their names in the traced leaves and hang them on a large construction paper tree trunk. They could also write a few words about what they like the most about fall on the traced leaves.
Many teachers enjoy the old fashioned construction paper turkeys. This is one of the oldest fall classroom decorating ideas that is still used. The classroom themes that include turkeys can be very fun to create. Instead of using construction paper for the turkeys you may have your children use feathers that can be bought at your local department store. These feathers are perfect and can be glued very easily to the turkey. A turkey can be created by using a hand print or with a turkey pattern.Other fall classroom decorating ideas could be having your class plan a feast. You may have the classroom write down menu ideas and help them come up with a healthy menu. Some ideas for the feast may include peas, carrots, broccoli, celery, nuts, and a variety of fruit. All of these can be used as finger foods. You will need to leave the nuts out if there are any concerns about nut allergies.
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Posted by admin - October 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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Easy To Do Bulletin Boards Ideas

It’s September and kids are back to school! I wonder how many teachers created a buzz with their bulletin boards this year! I know a few teachers and I always look forward to hearing them talk about their classroom decorations. They seem to get so excited with their planning and preparations. I know their excitement must get passed on to the children in their classroom! I need to make a few changes and pass some of that excitement to my own kids. I haven’t had a lot of experience with bulletin board sets. When I joined the team at K12schoolsupplies.net, I thought it would be somewhat of a challenge. I’m not a teacher with a traditional classroom but I do teach my children in a home school setting. I don’t put together school bulletin boards each year (even though I think it would be fun) and my classroom decorations are not as inspiring as I’d like them to be. I have fond memories of going to school as a child. Bulletin boards are always the first thing I notice when I walked into a classroom. They set the mood for the class and offer inspiration! They can bring comfort to the child that’s afraid and they can bring a little excitement to the minds of many! At K12Schoolsupplies.net, you can find a lot of bulletin board supplies when you check out their bulletin board sets and mini bulletin board sets!

Teachers are so creative! Have you seen some of the bulletin boards they’ve made? I have spent hours browsing various websites, looking for a little inspiration for my upcoming blog posts. Since Fall is right around the corner, I had to share this bright and cheerful “Fall In Love With Learning” bulletin board from The Virtual Vine. It’s simple and it looks great! With a little imagination and a few bulletin board supplies, you can do anything!

 

Bulletin Board photos were shared by The Virtual Vine.

Posted by Justin George - March 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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Teaching Supplies

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Student teacher in China teaching children English. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In recent times, any teacher might find themselves spending their own money on teaching supplies. Even though it is quite important to have all of the necessary teaching supplies for a successful year, not many schools are able to have enough funds for them. If you are a teacher and find yourself spending money out of your own pocket for teaching supplies, you will quickly discover that the cost of teaching supplies can add up rather quickly. Fortunately, K12 School Supplies is able to offer a large selection of teaching supplies online and all at affordable prices. When you go to www.K12SchoolSupplies.net, you will find a range of teaching supplies such as classroom decorations, bulletin board sets, arts and crafts, language arts, paper, audio visual, multimedia and much more. K12 School Supplies is dedicated to supplying teaching supplies to all schools at the most reasonable prices.For more information about Teaching Supplies, please go to www.k12schoolsupplies.net.

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Posted by Justin George - May 10, 2012 at 11:28 am

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Teacher Supplies

If you are a teacher, then you most likely already know how essential it is to purchase teacher supplies for both yourself and your students. In modern times, many teachers will find themselves spending their own money on teacher supplies. This can add up pretty quickly and many classrooms are not able to get all of the supplies needed for the year. If you find yourself paying for your teacher supplies out of your own pocket and wish to find a more affordable way of acquiring teacher supplies, be sure to visit www.K12SchoolSupplies.net. K12 School Supplies provides a wide range of teacher supplies for arts and crafts, audio visual, charts and posters, games, furniture and equipment, classroom decorations and much more. When you buy your teacher supplies online from K12 School Supplies, you can trust that you will be getting some of the best deals available.

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Posted by admin - May 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

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School Supplies

Buying school supplies for your students might be one of the most expensive things a teacher must do every year. Because most teachers end up spending their own money on school supplies for their students, not all students will get the necessary tools they require in order to have a successful year. If you find yourself budgeting for school supplies and are searching for a more affordable place to purchase your school supplies from, you should highly consider visiting www.K12SchoolSupplies.net. K12 School Supplies offers a large range of school supplies. Some of the site’s most preferred teacher categories include accents, bulletin board sets, borders, incentives, posters and charts, seasonal decorations, classroom decorations and teacher resources. When you want the most school supplies for your money, K12 School Supplies will be sure to have everything that you need all at an affordable price.

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Posted by admin - May 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

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Educational Supplies

Are you currently looking for a one-stop shop to acquire all of the educational supplies that you will need for the school year? If so, then you will most likely want to find the most affordable online store that there is. Affordability is one of the main issues of educational supplies as teachers usually have to spend money out of their own pockets to obtain them. Fortunately, at www.K12SchoolSupplies.com, you might acquire all of the educational supplies that you need for the school year for both your students and yourself. On K12 School Supplies’ website, you will find a vast selection of educational supplies like bulletin board sets, arts and crafts, language arts, multimedia, audio visual, charts and posters and much more! As a matter of fact, when you purchase enough educational supplies that totals to over $99, you might even be able to qualify for free shipping!

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Posted by admin - May 4, 2012 at 11:27 am

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Bulletin Board Sets

When you find yourself looking for new bulletin board sets for your classroom and want to select from a variety, then search no further than www.K12SchoolSupplies.net. At www.K12SchoolSupplies.net, you will find a variety of bulletin board sets as well as a large selection of other supplies that you may require in order to have a successful year as a teacher and for your students. A few of the bulletin board sets that are available K12 School Supplies include animals, calendars, foreign languages, colors, maps, measurement, safety, motivational and several others. In addition to bulletin board sets, you will also discover everything else you need for the year such as arts and crafts, charts and posters, lessons and lesson plans, classroom decorations, language arts, furniture and equipment, games and much more. When you want the best supplies for your students and for yourself, be sure to take a look at K12 School Supplies.

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Posted by admin - May 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

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Teaching Supplies

In recent times, any teacher might find themselves spending their own money on teaching supplies. Although it is quite vital to have all of the necessary teaching supplies for a successful year, not many schools are able to have enough funds for them. If you are a teacher and find yourself spending money out of your own pocket for teaching supplies, you will quickly discover that the cost of teaching supplies can add up rather fast. Fortunately, K12 School Supplies is able to offer a vast selection of teaching supplies online and all at affordable prices. When you go to www.K12SchoolSupplies.net, you will discover a range of teaching supplies such as classroom decorations, bulletin board sets, arts and crafts, language arts, paper, audio visual, multimedia and much more. K12 School Supplies is dedicated to supplying teaching supplies to all schools at the most reasonable prices.

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Posted by admin - April 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

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