Encourage Good Educators

Susan JonesBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Making a decision on your next steps after graduating high school can be challenging. Many people are discouraging individuals to go into teaching. Teaching is a great career that needs energetic, passionate people with a desire for lifelong learning. Every career has pros and cons. You need to decide what is best for you. Senior year! What an exciting, … Read More

Tales of a Teacher: New Teacher Support

Becky ThalBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: This post shares an interview with Susan Jachymiak on why she’s passionate about the topic of new teacher support. Good mentors should be transparent, supportive, and passionate. Many first-year teachers struggle with classroom management. Make sure you give yourself breaks to recharge. New Teacher Support: Interview with Susan Jachymiak I’ve been following Susan Jachymiak on social media for a … Read More

Summer as a New Teacher

Erin HealeyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Summer needs to be a time of rest and an intentional reset yourself for the next school year. Summer as a new teacher can involve working at a summer camp or summer school. You can take professional development. Or you can work seasonally for a local business. Congratulations! You have (almost) made it to the end of the school … Read More

Finding Your Dream Job

Erin HealeyBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: To find your dream job, you first must reflect on your why. Then, make sure the responsibilities and tasks that create your job description allow you to work towards your goals and motivations. Land your dream job by completing background research, visualizing your position, and follow the outlined steps for an impactful interview. In this penultimate post for our … Read More

Navigating Loss as a New Teacher

Erin HealeyBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Talking about loss is a difficult topic to discuss but it’s important in order to share coping strategies. When there is a loss in the community, throw out the lesson plan, provide opportunities for student choice, and be open and authentic. When dealing with personal loss, take care of yourself first and don’t pour yourself into work, lean on … Read More