Category: Teacher Life

End of the Year Teacher Gifts

Is it the time of year when people begin to think of end of the year teacher gifts. It is always a surprise and a delight when I get a gift from a colleague or a student.  I love to get my teaching partners a small gift at the end

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Money Saving Tips For Teachers

I recently read the book Love Your Life Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze. Here is the Canadian link for this book. If you don’t know her, Rachel Cruze is the daughter of finance expert Dave Ramsey. I think I recently found

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Teacher Career Advice

Are you looking for some teacher career advice? Whether you are in your first year or in your fifteenth – it is important to get honest and current information about this profession.  Searching for a teaching job is not the same as looking for a part-time or even full-time non-teaching

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Finding an International Teaching Job

If you have ever thought about finding an international teaching job you have to read this article. This is a guest blog post written by Genevieve a middle school teacher who currently teaches in a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school.  Childhood Influences Growing up, my family moved around

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How To Ace Your Teaching Job Interview

Are you looking for tips for your teaching job interview? You have arrived at the right place! The actual interview is a lot like the day of the big game in sports.  You have put hours and hours of prep work in; now it is time to show your stuff.  

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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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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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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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