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....

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...

Unstructured play

Why is unstructured play so important?

Those of us who are parents AND educators probably question both our teaching and our parenting more than anyone else. We’re aware of the research and the data when it comes to learning and...

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I recommend reading Brené Brown

I’ve been on a Brené Brown kick lately. I’ve flown through Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness, The Gifts of Imperfection, Rising Strong, the Power of Vulnerability, and Dare to Lead. Many stories and themes...

8 Reasons to become a teacher

1 – You will find a job Teachers are in demand. According to Forbes around “100,000 new teachers are hired in this country annually, and the number of school-age children is projected to rise.”...

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Choosing a college

It is that time of year. College acceptances are starting to roll in. Deadlines for committing are getting nearer and it is time to choose a college. If you know you want to be...

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Time to refresh your resume

The first of the year hasn’t even hit yet, but now is the time for future teachers, career switchers, and teachers hoping to move schools/districts to revisit their resumes. If it has been a...