I am updating the blog as quickly as possible, but it doesn’t yet contain everything in A Wannabe Teacher’s Guide: Getting Hired, Having Fun & Staying Sane. My goal is to eventually get all the tips and tricks on the blog for you, 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 student at a time.

In A Teacher’s Guide: Getting Hired, Having Fun, and Staying Sane, I share what I’ve learned in 16 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:

-sample resumes
-letters to parents
-first day plans
-and so much more

Read it on Kindle Unlimited for FREE or order a hard copy for as little as $10.00.

For the cost of less than two Starbucks coffees you could make your first year teaching five times easier!

Check out these posts for more helpful tips:

How I use Mentimeter in my classroom (with screenshots)

You’ve signed a teaching contract. Now what?

How to create an Amazon wish list

I recommend reading Brené Brown

Keeping track of parent contact

Students AND teachers need mindful moments

Or Start Here to check out my posts curated by theme.

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A Teacher's Guide

I am a National Board Certified educator currently teaching in Virginia. I have taught the following: English 9, 10, 11, and 12 (on academic, collaborative, and honors levels); Dual Enrollment English; Mass Communications, Yearbook, Newspaper, and Communications Technology. I have experience in five different school systems, four in Virginia and one in Maryland. I served as my school’s 2019 Teacher of the Year and was a top five finalist for the Teacher of the Year for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I am passionate about recruiting and retaining quality educators in our public schools. Let me help you find your path to changing lives through teaching!

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