Mike Huebner

I reflect on what it means to be a 'credible' teacher...whatever that is.



Many people can recall the teachers that made an impact on their lives in some way. What was it about them? Was their impact positive or did their actions motivate the former students to prove them wrong? Either way, teacher credibility has been proven to be an integral part of the student experience.

Research on teacher credibility shows that there are certain behaviors that create opportunities for students to perceive one teacher as more credible than another. That is what fascinates me.

It's my goal, through documenting my experiences as a classroom teacher, to discover what it means to be a credible teacher. A teacher my students will remember. A teacher who impacted their lives in a positive way that was based on trust and dare I say, love. 


September 29, 2018

"Expect nothing. Appreciate everything."

This motto is something I heard a couple years ago and put as my phone background for awhile to remind myself.

It's hard to expect nothing at times, especially as a teacher.

We are told that we need to have high expectations fo...

September 23, 2018

Greeting students in some way before the school day begins has been a goal of mine to begin this school year.

It's hard to remember but I've changed how I prioritize things based on research done about student success and greeting them at the door.

The reality is tha...

September 23, 2018


What does that word really mean? It has a warm feeling to it, doesn't it? As teachers, we want to create it because we know it'll make our lives easier. Not only that, we believe that it'll make our students lives easier. Even better than that, it'll improv...

September 21, 2018

A good reminder that I've been calling home for negative situations way more than positives.

Something I'm working on, among lots of other things.

September 21, 2018