• #starringthesixers,  classroom,  new job,  new teacher,  parents,  students,  teacher,  teaching

    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…

  • #starringthesixers,  academics,  front office,  parents,  secretary,  teacher,  teaching

    Always Befriend the Front Office Staff

    One of the most crucial pieces of advice you can get in college education courses is to befriend your school secretary. She/he can really make your life easy – or make your life hell. If, like me, you’re lucky to have a dream front office/attendance crew then your life as a teacher will be so much more enjoyable. At my school, our front office staff consists of two women. One has been at the school for years. She is awesome. We’ll call her Mrs. D. The other is Mrs. G and she’s been with the school for two years. She’s equally awesome. I always stop by first thing in the…