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Just What Is It With Public School Teachers?

Teachers do not live "normal" lives. Their free time is spent grading papers and planning. They get no pay for spending time after school helping to mold your child.  Teachers save the world. They guide lives and interests as they build student confidence. Teachers inspire and encourage. And though they do not have super powers, teachers have quite an impact. As students get older they remember their teachers and thank them years later. -- Read More ...

What Do You Know About The Personal Lives Of Teachers? ... Did You Ever Wonder?



Our featured ebook is "Public school Teachers ... An Inside Look" / slice-of-life flash stories.

There are plenty of stories about public school Teachers but very few actually dip into their private lives and thoughts.

This book does just that. It delves into the essence of teachers like never before, breaking the teaching experience into three chapters:





The Early Years / The In Between Years / The Retirement  years

The inexpensive ebook is a must-read for  teachers, and an enlightening source of entertainment for anyone else -- Read More ...

Teachers and Guns


Teachers Pay Teachers

The World's First Open Marketplace for Teacher-Created Resources.

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Seven years ago, when Erica Bohrer, a first-grade teacher from Long Island, New York, started selling her lesson plans on the website Teachers Pay Teachers, she just wanted to make a few extra bucks here and there. Erica is now a very wealthy woman.

Items on the site, a kind of Etsy for educators, go for an average of $3.50

Public Schools Have Been Around A Long Time ... What Do You Know About Them?

school-310563__340After the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson argued that the newly independent nation needed an educational system, and he suggested that tax dollars be used to fund it. His pleas were ignored, however, and the idea for a public school system languished for nearly a century. -- Read More

Read All About It!



This ebook concerns everything you didn’t want to know about your teacher. It is a good read.

It peeks into corners of their life you’ll never see in the classroom, and stamps them as just flesh and blood like all the rest of us.





There is nothing dirty or raunchy here, just a collection of thought provoking situations teachers encounter in and out of the classroom.

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Consider building a website and establishing an online business, whether it is to create a blog to showcase your classroom activities or a website for the sale of your teacher resources.



 Wealthy Affiliate or "WA" will teach you everything you need to know about building a website and starting your online teacher business of some kind. You learn, you study, you work from home, and there is nothing to pay or buy.

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  1. admin August 5, 2017 Reply

    How would you like to just sit back and relax? … Our digital “Teachers Lounge” is just the place to do it!
    Look through our top menu for a wide variety of teacher interests, including some fascinating items In The Spotlight.

  2. Linda August 11, 2017 Reply

    This is something we should all look into. We all have a career and a life; therefore I wouldn’t put teachers down. However, it is important we consider this fact. Our children are with these teachers all school year. I believe that a school online lounge is great. It can open doors to “online schools”.

    • admin August 11, 2017 Reply

      Thank you Linda. Teachers play an important role in all our lives and should be respected for the contributions they make to society.

  3. Roy August 11, 2017 Reply

    I was a Prep School teacher for 40 years before opting to leave the 24/7 hamster wheel. I was enthusiastic and organised and I loved the kids but the elephant in the room was TIME and being “IN JAIL” from 9am to 5pm+ on most afternoons. By “in jail” I mean that it wasn’t possible to even go to the bank during that time, just as an example. Time preparing at night and over weekends when my own family were often neglected. Teaching during the day with very few “free” periods. As a teacher you have to wear so many hats. Teacher, policeman, safety officer, sports coach, nurse, doctor, tour guide, guidance officer, psychologist, lifeguard, bus driver etc etc etc.
    But teachers have so many holidays you say ! Don’t need the long breaks, need shorter breaks. Weekends, like everyone else. And the children need it too.
    I could go on and on.
    Enthusiasm , yes, but man it’s a tough career !!

    • admin August 11, 2017 Reply

      Teaching is tough as you say, Roy. It is not an occupation for sissies, that’s for sure. I taught for many years in the public school system and had hours like 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. There are always frustrating moments for teachers but the rewards balanced things out for me. I suspect that you taught academic subjects at the prep school, English, Math? I taught high school art, emphasis on painting and drawing.
      Public school teachers do not get paid for summers off, most people are not aware of that. Do prep school teachers get paid for 12 months or 10?
      Good comments, Roy. Thank you.

  4. Helen August 16, 2017 Reply

    I was always curious about teachers and what makes them act the way they do. Some teachers are horribly miserable and just take it out on their students while others are supportive and concise! Why don’t those miserable teachers find something better to do with their time? This book looks like a great read! Thanks for the review.

    • admin August 16, 2017 Reply

      Thanks Helen. Teachers are just human beings and they are subject to all the human foibles, like all of us. This ebook touches on many of those human foibles. I hope you enjoy reading it.

  5. John Rico August 30, 2017 Reply

    Hello there! My sister is in 10th grade in high school and she wants to be a teacher someday. I found your article very interesting especially that you show me a book that talks about inside look about being a public school teacher. For sure I’ll buy this book for my sister for her to think if teaching is for her.

    • admin August 30, 2017 Reply

      Teaching can be one of the most rewarding occupations but it is a tough job. I doubt your sister will ever regret her choice. Thanks for the comment.

  6. Ciara September 5, 2017 Reply

    I really enjoyed reading all of what The Teacher Ctr has to offer! I am a private tutor in the math and science and have also substituted at various schools in my town. I really commend teachers for their hard work, dedication, and passion. It’s such a shame that teachers’ salaries are not as high as they should be. They are the people responsible for well-being of future generations. I also feel bad for those bad teachers who just don’t seem to want to be in their field anymore… they do not benefit anyone in the process and can even take away from a student’s learning experience. Anyway, thank you for all you do and I will be coming back to dive into some of these good books soon, too! Best wishes – Ciara

    • admin September 6, 2017 Reply

      Ciara, I think one of the things that society seems to ignore is the importance of teachers. You would think that teacher-pay would reflect the job we do. Bad or unhappy teachers represent that portion of incompetence found in any career field. It seems to be part of the human condition. Thank you for commenting.

  7. Alblue April 30, 2019 Reply

    I know being a teacher is hard, since some of my friends are teachers too. Teacher in kindergarten, elementary, until college has different kind of issue they need to face. Your website seems a great place for the teachers to better prepare themselves. I will tell about your website to my friends. Looking forward to check some good materials here 🙂

    • admin May 1, 2019 Reply

      Thank you for commenting!

  8. Marlinda Davis April 30, 2019 Reply

    Thanks for sharing about the life of a teacher and providing information that teachers can use to make their lives easier. I don’t think the average person really understands how much teachers put themselves into teaching. I really like that you provide discounts and resources to help teachers save money. I wish teachers were paid more but at the same time a penny saved is a penny earned 🙂 

    • admin May 1, 2019 Reply

      Yes, it seems that teachers are some of the underdogs of our society, unfortunately. Thank you for commenting.

  9. Caesar The Hound April 30, 2019 Reply

    Nice article. I never thought about the free time that teachers get to have. After reading that they spend a lot of their free time, working, my respect for them grew. They should definitely also get paid at least for the 2 vacation months if not for working overtime.

    I’m from Romania and from what I’ve heard, it’s the same problem here, as well. Teachers get paid really poorly. An even bigger problem is that most of them don’t even deserve getting raises. I’m talking about the ones that still have the fixed communist state of mind. Most of them don’t match a single one of the good teacher attributes Lula Francis mentioned. Nevertheless, there are plenty of good, younger teachers, that deserve more.

    • admin May 1, 2019 Reply

      Thank you for this insightful and interesting comment! It is much appreciated.

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