I am updating the blog as quickly as possible, but it doesn’t yet contain everything in the book. My goal is to eventually get all the tips and tricks on the blog for you for free, but if you want to get rolling now check out the book.
Thank you for choosing to become an educator! You are going to change the world one kid at a time.
In A Teacher’s Guide: Getting Hired, Having Fun, and Staying Sane, I share what I’ve learned in 13 years and 5 school districts. Just like the blog, the book is perfect for college students considering a career in teaching straight through to career switchers. It is an easy read, very low key, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. I like to consider it an anti-textbook.
This step-by-step guide takes readers from thinking about a career in education to earning a degree, to resumes, interviews, first days, and the first year. Secrets include up to date buzzwords, the real differences between inner city and suburban schools, and the disparity between theory and reality in terms of pedagogy and discipline. The pages are filled with lighthearted advice and include:
-letters to parents
-first day plans
-and so much more