This is a valid question, and an honest one at that. I would ask myself this for the previous three school years. I was teaching at the high school level and it was overwhelming, super overwhelming. They wanted me to do all types of different classes, all types of different duties, help my students pass … Continue reading How Do I Survive Teaching?
I hear from seasoned veteran teachers all the time, it was never this hard years ago. Honestly, I believe them. As teachers we are constantly asked and told to do more. District: “We want to implement this new idea. But who will do it for us? The teachers!”. The State: “We want this changed and … Continue reading How To Take Care Of Yourself As A Teacher
I just wanted to share something, I believe may be helpful to some teachers. This week I ran into one of our teachers, who coaches as well, in a 504 meeting. He looked tired, frustrated, and lost. The meeting was to inform us that we will be having more work loaded on our plates as … Continue reading It’s Okay To Offer A Polite No
We should be asking for a huge raise, lol. As of right now, my district is short 200+ teachers, the school district east of ours is short 150+ teachers, and the district west of us is short 100+ teachers. To me these numbers are crazy. If I had a child who had a long term … Continue reading Texas Is Short Teachers
Everyone starts off as a newb, in any new endeavor. But few excel really quickly. These are just some words of advice from a veteran teacher to a new teacher about to start their first year. It’s Okay To Say No Politely I recently had training with a few other teachers on some new tech … Continue reading Rookie Mistakes Most First Year Teachers Make
Teaching is very stressful, inside and outside of the classroom. These are just some helpful suggestions, in my opinion. Don’t Take Yourself Too Serious I work with this one teacher and he is so mean to many of our students. He looks miserable at life, and unfortunately he wants to become and administrator(God help us). … Continue reading How To De-Stress As A Teacher
Your first year, will always be your most memorable, no doubt. Mine was chaotic, frustrating, but joyful. Because everything is so new, the will be a significant learning curve. It is said by some that after your third year, you will know whether or not you’re sticking with this career. There were some rookie mistakes … Continue reading How Can I Prepare For My First Year Of Teaching?
I think the hardest occupations, are some of the least thanked(and a lot of times, underpaid). But teaching is forsure one of them. So to start off this I just want to say thank you. We might get a thank you once a year from our Admin, but not a personal thank you. It’s one … Continue reading Thank You For Being A Teacher
My first year was one of the hardest years of my life, no joke. I was desperate and took the first school that would hire me. It was a very small school that was significantly under resourced. When a school is under resourced, most of it, if not all, always falls on the teachers. It … Continue reading Don’t Just Survive, But Thrive, Your First Year Of Teaching
I should have put legally in the title as well, lol. I’m definitely not going to pitch the idea of a sugar daddy or a sugar momma, LOL. But seriously, these are just some of the ways that I know teachers who personally do this. You might have had an unexpected bill arise, or may … Continue reading How To Make Quick Cash As A Teacher