Teacher friends- get ready for a bold opinion. If we want to have a happier teacher life, we need to say NO (politely) a lot more often. For most of my 23 year career, I was under the impression that teachers are martyrs and that we had to work almost all the time. A lot of things starting piling up. The pandemic, my own children getting older (and that saying- bigger kids, bigger problems), and the ever-growing list of things added to our day. Over the years, the exhilaration and joy of coming to work was being lost!
Work Life Balance
Summertime for Spanish Teachers
What can Spanish teachers do over summer break to keep up or improve their Spanish? But something that doesn’t feel like work? Here are five suggestions for professional learning that will make summertime for Spanish teachers great!
Overwhelmed Teacher Strategies
Are you an overwhelmed teacher? This post offers some actionable strategies to help when things get busy and overwhelming!
Dealing With Difficult Parents
I have bad news. Young or older, veteran teacher or newbie, all of us will encounter difficult parents. Unfortunately, I don’t know any colleague who has never had a sleepless night because of an issue with a student’s parent or guardian. But the good news is that over the years, I have gained some insight and wisdom, and I have a few tips to share with you about how to handle these unpleasant situations.
Getting The Most Out of Your School Day
Do you start your school day full of big plans of all you will accomplish before you go home? Do you dream of going home when your contracted time ends, so you can take care of yourself, your family and pursue other interests? But…. do you get derailed regularly at school? Read on to learn my best tips for staying focused and using all of your available time during your work day!
Work-Life Balance as a Spanish Teacher
Work-Life Balance is hard to achieve as a Spanish Teacher. But there are small steps all of us can take to get closer to the balance we want and need. Read about these systems to help!