WannabeTeacher Blog

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5 Gift ideas for Ed. School Graduates

Give your School of Education graduate a gift they will really use as they begin their career as an educator. Full disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links. If you choose to...

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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....

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Chat with Dr. Sam Fecich

Edumagic author, Dr. Sam Fecich, and I chat about the future of education and readying the next generation of teachers. Check out the podcast here. Listen to the end for a chance to win...

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Teach Better Team Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the Teach Better Team about motivating new teachers, changing the narrative around teaching, & pushing through fear. Here are all the places you can check it...

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First year teacher documentary

Recommended viewing I highly recommend that future teachers watch this first year teacher documentary by Kansas State College of Education. Nothing will help ease your new teacher fears better than seeing that others have...

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5 Must-Haves for New Teachers

I know you have no money, and you won’t for a while, but here are some things you really need before you welcome your students on the first day of school. The school should...

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5 Rookie Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

Being a brand new teacher comes with a plethora of challenges. Make sure one of these 5 rookie mistakes doesn’t cause you undo stress. 1. Wearing uncomfortable shoes. Not wearing the right shoes is...

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Survival Mode

“They” say that the first year of teaching is all about survival. It is about making it through the day, the class, the hour without pulling your hair out, yelling, crying, or locking yourself...