WannabeTeacher Blog

Wordle in the classroom

What is Wordle? Created by British software engineer Josh Wardle in October of 2021, Wordle is a web browser-based word game that has recently become a viral hit, particularly among high school students. Upon...

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Welcome to the wannabeteacher Blog!

This is a space brimming with resources for anyone interested in becoming a teacher. So glad to have you here! Why do we become teachers? Clearly, the massive salary and stock options are the...

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Should I teach?

The first question many of us ask ourselves is: “Do I have what it takes to become a teacher?”   If you know enough about teaching to ask yourself this question, you’re half way there....

10 Best Ways to Encourage Your Child to Learn

Image URL: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-reading-a-book-to-the-children-8613089/ Guest Post by: Tiffany Young Tiffany Young is a freelance writer, content strategist, and former graduate assistant. She writes about the latest developments in teaching, public policy, standardized testing, and educational...

Amazon finds for new teachers

Starting a new teaching job can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time, especially when it comes to preparing for the first day of school. With so many things to think about, it...

How ChatGPT can help teachers

As technology continues to advance, it has become clear that it is changing the way we live and work. One such advancement is the development of ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI....

Saving for retirement

Retirement is a phase of life that most educators look forward to. Of course, we love our jobs, but we also love the idea of the freedom and relaxation that can come after our...

Retirement for teachers

Retirement account options (part 2)

Save for retirement beyond your pension The pension plans available through service to public schools are awesome. So few careers still offer benefits like these, but will your pension alone provide you enough funds...

Student perspective on teaching

It often feels like we are unappreciated or at least underappreciated as teachers, but what is the student perspective? What do students think is the most important traits in teachers? What do students think...

4 easy plants for the classroom

Greenery is all the rage in home décor so why not bring plants into the classroom or home office? Not only are plants pleasant to look at, they can increase the air quality of...