WannabeTeacher Blog

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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....

Teacher gifts during quarantine

My daughter’s kindergarten teacher has really gone above and beyond for her students this year; especially during the past six weeks of online learning. I feel compelled to do something for her. Hopefully she’s...

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Help me make the class of 2020 smile

This year’s senior classes will not get to walk across a stage, shake a principal’s hand, or get applauded by their parents, peers, and teachers. The momentous graduation ceremony will be either non-existent or...

Easy quarantine dinner

Stuck at home? The entire state of Virginia just closed schools for two weeks! Now I’m thinking about digital learning for my students AND entertaining my own two children at home all day. You...

How to sanitize your classroom

On Marcy 11, the World Health Organization officially named COVID-19 a pandemic. Given the nature of this virus many teachers are asking what they can do to help prevent the spread of the virus...

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10 month vs 12 month pay checks

You finally get the phone call offering you a position as a full time teacher! Now you need to come in to the central office building to do “onboarding” (or official hiring). You will...

Anniversary Post

One year ago I embarked on this blogging journey! Thank you to all of you who have joined me along the way and hopefully gained useful ideas and insights into the teaching profession. I...

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Amazon Wish List ideas

Hopefully you read my last post and you got an Amazon wish list set up and ready to fill. This post will give you some inspiration. Ideas to fill your Amazon wish list Full...

How to create an Amazon wish list

How to create an Amazon wish list

It is never too late to start a Teacher Amazon Wish list. As we know, teachers are some of the most selfless individuals on the planet. We often spend our own money to purchase...