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You Don’t Have to Be a Perfect Teacher

On my first day as a teacher, I had a very distinct image of who I would be and what my class would look like.
 
I wanted to be that guy kids remember the rest of their lives. I’d have them drop their textbooks on the ground next to their desks as I loudly proclaimed that they would not need them in my class!
 
My class would be engaging and exciting. ...




The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

The aim of this short article is to provide clarity for those in a workplace developmental relationship such as mentoring.
 
That is, to understand the difference between coaching and mentoring. However, this is not straightforward since there is often much confusion of definitions between practitioners. ...




How Do I Budget My Lump-Sum Summer Pay?

Because three months without a paycheck can be scary.
Being a teacher comes with many positives and negatives. It’s a difficult but incredibly rewarding career path to pursue. One of the benefits is the opportunity to take summers off (assuming you don’t teach year-round). ...




Everything You Need to Know About Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club

Hey teachers, feeling exhausted by the overwhelming demands of the job? Don’t know where to look for help, much less find the energy to achieve work-life balance? We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club as a helpful resource and decided to check it out for ourselves. ...




21 Companies That Hire Teachers During the Summer

While your non-teacher friends and family think that summer means three months of sleeping late and lazy days for you, you know the truth. For most teachers, summer is about hustling to make up for those lost paychecks or taking advantage of opportunities to sharpen your skills. ...




When Is a Mental Health Day Off From Work Justified?

An occasional break from the office is good for you. But if it becomes a habit, you should seek professional help.
Who among us hasn't needed a break from work? No matter how much you may love your job, sometimes you have to get away from it. You might put in for a vacation day or a personal day, depending on your company's policies and procedures. ...




Best Part-Time Work From Home Jobs

If you are thinking about working part-time from home, you will be joining almost 25 percent of the United States workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 annual report. Large Fortune 500 companies, as well as many smaller organizations, are looking to fill part-time telecommuting positions. ...




Is a Late-Career Change Worth It?

A reader has eight years to go until retirement, at a job that has become almost unbearable. Is it better to explore other options even if that means taking a step backward, or to play it safe and ride it out?
 



I have worked for the same large company for 12 years, ever since entering my current field. ...




Want to Be Respected for Your Work Ethic? Do This 1 Thing in the Job Interview

Not all work ethics are created the same. Don't get caught in a job where your's isn't respected.
 

Over the last several years, there's been plenty of back-and-forth between Millennials and Baby Boomers over their work ethics. Each criticizes the other for their definitions of what "hard work" looks like. ...




6 Ways to Bounce Back After a Work Mistake

You messed up at work. We've all been there. Whether it was a small error or a huge mistake, the foremost thought in your mind is, "What can I do to fix this?"
 
If it was a genuine mistake, you should be able to make it right. It will take some work, a little pride-swallowing, and time to help the wounds heal. ...