Teaching is hard work. Don't believe me? You try keeping the attention of two dozen or more kids -- second graders, high school sophomores, doesn't matter -- and guiding them through the lesson plans you crafted and refined, through five or six classes a day, without much real break time, working pretty much solo. Oh yeah: The pay's lousy.
That's not even factoring in the strangeness of pandemic teaching, from Zoom lessons to ever-shifting health guidelines, which has taken a toll. "I don't know how much longer we will have teachers who will put up with the pressures coming from all different angles," a middle school teacher from Austin, Texas, told CNET's Antonio Ruiz-Camacho. In a feature story this week, Ruiz-Camacho digs into how the teaching profession can hold it together and maybe not get rocked by the Great Resignation that's swept through other fields.
That story is among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don't want to miss.
The pandemic may be the last straw for a profession mired in stagnant pay, compounding demands and endemic burnout. The situation has some people asking if the field of teaching needs a reset.
Meet the geography teachers and developers using Minecraft to teach climate science.
Ruben Fleischer talks about young Nathan Drake, Tom Holland and early-riser Mark Wahlberg, plus how he'd make a Jak and Daxter film.
Nothing in the automotive world makes me happier than driving a G-Wagen.
Cyberwarfare falls into a legal gray zone.
Your used clothes might go straight in the dump, or they might travel the world before being burned in an open fire. Here's why.
I've watched the first Rings of Power trailer 100 times so you don't have to.
The company plans to become a marketplace where theaters and advertisers offer incentives directly to customers.
Horizon Zero Dawn's sequel is a thrilling and captivating return to heroine Aloy's world.
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