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    Oh, If Only I’d Known!! (Week 3)

    Okay, okay, I know. I’ve been terrible about blogging this summer. I’ve had a lot going on and I’ll be honest with you – sometimes I don’t blog as regularly as I should because I’m pretty sure no one reads my blog anyway! If you do read, please let me know in the comments! 🙂 All right, let’s dive right into this post today.Today’s advice for new teachers centers on something that I am still trying to work through as a now-sixth year teacher. And that piece of advice is: don’t dwell on what you can’t control. Not everyone is always going to agree with you or see things your way…

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    Oh, If Only I’d Known…(Week 2!)

    Welcome back to Week 2 of the series, Oh, If Only I’d Known. This week, we are going to be looking at a tip that I think is applicable no matter how many years you have taught! It is one that may be seen as a ‘duh’ tip but it’s always good to keep in the back of your mind.  Expect your technology to fail.That is the tip. Always be prepared in case technology fails on you, the power goes out, the Internet does the spinny circle of death thing as the webpage refuses to load, etc., etc., etc. Trust me, it’s going to happen some day and it will…

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    Oh, If Only I’d Known…

    Hello, there!! Welcome to a new blog series here at Starring The Sixers! I finished up the Classcraft blog series last week and was trying to think what I wanted to do next…and I stumbled upon the idea of a series geared towards first-year teachers. My book, From Newbie to TOY in Zero-Five Years (super working title), is intended to help first-year teachers navigate the pitfalls of beginning to teach so I figured a blog series on that topic would be helpful as well. It’s a seven-week series that will take you more or less right up to that first teacher workday! Some posts will have freebies and some will…