The School Me blog series is a collection of blogs written by NEA members and experienced educators with advice and tips on how to thrive in your first few years as an educator.

The Highs and Lows of Teaching

By Lois Kilby-Chesley
Right about now you may be wondering just why you entered teaching in the first place. Disillusionment. I am here
“These kids hate math.” As I was working with a struggling teacher this past week, this jarring phrase came out.

Digital Tools Enhance Music Class

By Tamika Walker Kelly
I have always had a passion for music and teaching, so becoming a music teacher was a natural career path

A Road Less Traveled By

By Audrey Nichols
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made
Whether you’re adjusting an existing lesson plan or starting from scratch, try these tips for a productive school year.
Many teachers enter their first year with the goal of changing the world. They’re going to be the cool teacher and everyone is going to love them. However, this often leads to overcommitment. I know, I was once that new teacher too.