Click below to hear about living and working in your current season: As we are getting into the second half of the school year, are you noticing a difference in your energy and priorities compared to the beginning of the school year? Maybe there’s something new going on in your
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Click below to hear about the importance of scheduling rest: Do you actively schedule time for rest or are you running at full speed 24/7? We often get so caught up in doing as much as possible and having everything scheduled out that we don’t leave any time to rest.
Click below to hear about goal setting for the new year: New year, new goals! That’s what we always hear, right? For some, this goal setting energy is exhilarating but for others, it’s just exhausting! Whatever your feelings are about new year goal setting, I have a three step approach
Click below to hear how to reclaim your class time: It seems we never have enough time to do what we want to do in our class periods. How are we supposed to get labs, demos, lectures, assessments, and more squeezed into a 45 or 90 minute class? The overwhelm
Click below to hear about leaving work at work: What are your worst work habits? Have you ever experienced the joy of actually leaving work at work? This month, I’m getting open and honest about all the bad work habits I established during my first few years in the classroom.
Teacher friend – if you are working 60+ hours a week, I can just about guarantee you aren’t going to be able to sustain this pace forever and last in this career. I can say this with confidence because I have been in your EXACT shoes, and I am here to help! I want to share with you five practical strategies for cutting 10 hours off your teacher work week that were an absolute game changer for me when I committed to reclaiming my life outside of the classroom and actually having work/life balance! Are you ready to simplify your life by changing how you approach your teacher work week? If so, these tips are for you!
If your undergraduate program or teacher certification program was anything like mine, you only learned a small amount of practical information to take with you into the classroom. And I am NOT blaming it on my professors by any means – there is just only so much you can learn from talking about theories, or even shadowing another teacher. So much of my teacher education has been a “trial by fire”, so to speak, of learning the hard way.
Click below to hear about how you can set up rocks and set boundaries: We are wrapping up this month’s Ending the Year Strong series with my favorite strategy…how you can set up rocks and boundaries for yourself this summer. In each of the first three episodes of this series,
our school year has gone anything like mine usually does, by May I am D.O.N.E. I’ve got countdowns on my white board until AP exams, EOCs, and summer break. I’ve got senioritis about as bad as my seniors do. I want to toss my laptop out my window like the graduating students are about to toss their caps and say GOOD RIDDANCE to another school year.
It’s that time of year when you will most likely be receiving and evaluating your teaching contract for the next academic year. And let’s be honest, this may be the hardest year yet when it comes to evaluating your teaching contract.
Having a substitute is a hard enough process as a teacher, but it is especially hard as a high school science teacher. Why?? Because you KNOW there is a less than 10% chance that your sub will actually have any training in the content you teach – let alone to the LEVEL with which you teach it.
If you are reading this and have 3 or more classes to prep for at the secondary level, you are in the right place, teacher friend. I have been in your shoes balancing multiple preps and I know how absolutely draining and overwhelming it can be.