Finding a Teaching Job

Finding a teaching job can be stressful.  It can seem an overwhelming task, so over the next few weeks, let’s break down the process into manageable steps and look at some helpful ideas and suggestions.  Today we will focus on finding job openings and possible teaching positions. This post was

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Grade 7 Geography Lessons

Are you looking for Grade 7 Geography lessons for the Ontario Curriculum?  I love teaching Geography and have created some engaging lessons for teachers who are required to teach this curriculum.  When I create lessons I think about how students learn best and what activities will engage them in their

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Poetry Unit Engagement

Do you find it challenging to create poetry unit engagement in your classroom? Poetry seems to be one of those topics that significantly divides both students and teachers into the “love it” and “hate it” categories.   While the “love it” students are naturally engaged in this common and often mandatory

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Teacher Mental Health Strategies

It is important that teachers focus on their teacher mental health strategies. Teachers do it all, right? Teachers educate, counsel, mentor, clean, entertain, and so much more – all on a daily basis. No matter what grade level we teach, it is a continuous cycle of multitasking.  However, there is

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Middle School Math Enrichment Lessons

Middle School Math Enrichment Ideas It can be challenging to find quality middle school math enrichment ideas. These activities contribute so much to your math classes that taking the time to find and use them is a wonderful way to make your classes that much better.  To help you get

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Resources For Teachers Considering Quitting Teaching

Are you considering quitting teaching? During the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, I kept seeing headlines about the “Great Resignation,” where employees (not teachers) were quitting their jobs to find more fulfilling work.  The Covid-19 pandemic helped people re-evaluate their lifestyle and many realized that the constant hustle of modern

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How To Make Use of Teacher Support Systems

Finding support is only half the battle.  It is important to establish teacher support systems.  Once we have a support network in place, we need to not be afraid to make use of it.   This can be surprisingly challenging for many of us.  We have often been raised to be

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Prevent Teacher Burnout

Teaching can be an enormously rewarding profession, but no one shows you how to prevent teacher burnout. Many teachers even view their career as more of a calling or vocation. It’s a sense of purpose.  But teaching in a school can also be extraordinarily difficult and stressful. It’s a tough

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