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5 Ways for Educators to Generate Energy

Here’s a quick take, knowing this is the time of the year when, as educators, our energy starts to drag. Try one of the following to generate energy and let me know your thoughts. Collaborate with peers. Working with others who are just as passionate as you is a great way to boost your excitement. Seek out professional development. It’s always beneficial to learn new things- pick something you’re really interested in! Connect with your…
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5 Podcasts Every Teacher Should Listen To

By the end of the day, I have such little energy left, picking up a book is pointless. Instead, I like to pop in my headphones and turn on a podcast while I walk the dog, make dinner, or put away the mountain of laundry that inevitably piles up during the week. Here are 5 podcasts every teacher should listen to: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown Whether you’re interested in leadership or not, Brene…
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5 Ways Administrators Can Build Trust

One theme that has emerged from every educational leadership course I’ve taken is that trust between administration and staff is paramount. Without trust, educators can’t perform at their best. Fear stifles creativity and risk. Brené Brown said, “Trust is earned in the smallest moments. It is earned not through heroic deeds, or even highly visible actions, but through paying attention, listening, and gestures of genuine care and connection.” Here are 5 ways that school administrators…
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The End of the School Year Paradox

Picture this: there are five weeks left of school on the calendar. You’re scheduling things like field day, running records, end of the year spelling inventories, math fact fluency checks, and virtual field trips. Everyone is telling you to be discreet with your students. Don’t mention the end of the year- yet. However, when you look at their faces, you see a mix of panic and excitement setting in. Their tiny minds are on overload.…
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Ways To Bring Less Work Home With You

As educators, we know that most days, the school day extends long past the 6-7 hours our students are in the classroom. Work comes home with us on nights and weekends. However, this year in particular, it is important to reserve downtime for things that do not involve school. Taking less work home at the end of the day is hugely important. For me, home has to be home. The moment I walk through our…
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Strategies to Work Smarter, Not Harder In the Classroom

We just finished up April break here in New Hampshire and we are entering the final stretch. As my kiddos would say- dun, dun, duuuuuun! Looking at the calendar is frightening. There’s so little time left and so much to do. At this point in the year, it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the chaos of it all. That being said, I’m coming back to some tried and true strategies that I find help me…
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How to Bounce Back From Rejection

Edit: I would like to clarify that I am sharing the knowledge I’ve learned from previous interview circumstances. This knowledge helped me achieve my current position which I LOVE and plan to be in for years and years to come 🙂 So, you did it. You went into the interview and gave your all. Maybe you feel really good or maybe you feel kind of meh. Either way, give yourself some credit for the time…
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Delivering an Engaging Sample Lesson

Edit: I would like to clarify that I am sharing the knowledge I’ve learned from previous interview circumstances. This knowledge helped me achieve my current position which I LOVE and plan to be in for years and years to come 🙂 I’ve found that delivering a sample lesson is a 50/50 ask when interviewing. Sometimes there’s an initial interview and then the school responds with a request for a sample lesson. Sometimes, depending on when…
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The Art of the Zoom Interview

Zoom has taken over the world. Classes, weddings, cocktail parties, interviews- truly, what’s next? Edit: I would like to clarify that I am sharing the knowledge I’ve learned from previous interview circumstances. This knowledge helped me achieve my current position which I LOVE and plan to be in for years and years to come 🙂 I don’t believe Zoom interviews for teachers were common until the Covid-19 pandemic, but even so, I can see them…
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Sample Interview Questions (And How To Actually Answer Them)

Your resume is complete, the interview is scheduled, but… now what? Time to nail down how to answer those tricky little interview questions we all know we’re going to be asked. Pedagogy? No problem. Differentiation? You’ve got this. Edit: I would like to clarify that I am sharing the knowledge I’ve learned from previous interview circumstances. This knowledge helped me achieve my current position which I LOVE and plan to be in for years and…

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