What is teaching really like? Confessions of a New Teacher is an honest and open look into teaching, from a new teacher's perspective. All the stuff I wish someone had told me about. The politics, emotions, and day to day happenings of teachers. I hope this can provide some relief that no one truly knows what they're doing, but we're all in this together.
How to Budget (aka Am I Going to Be Poor?)
As a new teacher the thought of budgeting gave me literal anxiety. The second I learned to change how I look at my finances and income, poof it all clicked! I'll share some of my favorite budgeting tips and tricks!
Finding Your "Why" As a Teacher
What is your "why", and why does everyone talk about it? Every interview you're on, every teacher book you read, references your why. Your why is your life vest as a teacher, and it's important to know and remind yourself that you are making a positive impact on others! Listen along as I describe my why, and try to help you find yours.
The Most Important Part of My Day: Morning Check-In's
I seriously don't know how I taught without having this check-in process in place. Your mornings as a teacher are going to be chaos, full of questions, comments, and insights from your students. A morning check-in process allows all of your students to feel heard, regulated, and have some time to chill out in the mornings. Imagine a Starbucks shop but with your students, kind of vibe. Calming, relaxing, and as a teacher this sets me up on the right foot!
The Realities of Decorating Your Classroom (Hint: It’s not what you see on Pinterest)
I see perfectly organized paper clips, binder clips, and pens. I see an umbrella that's $500. How am I supposed to decorate my classroom when my budget is not even half of that. Here are the realities of decorating your classroom, with some tips and tricks to remind you all of our rooms are a mess at one point.
Four Realities of Teaching No One Talks About
Before I began teaching I literally read every blog, watched every youtube video, and listened to any teacher podcast I could find. But everyone was talking about grading and work. I needed someone to prepare me for what I was getting myself into. So poof, this episode was created. A short clip full with 4 things I wish I knew about teaching.
Navigating Relationships with Colleagues/Fellow Teachers/ Staff
Relationships at your school are unique and unlike any others. Being a new teacher means you will have to make 100's of new impressions. Listen along to some tips and tricks that will make your transition smoother.