The Specter of Teacher Burn-Out

In my credential program, it seemed that every professor warned us of the high rate of burn-out for new teachers.  “Most teachers don’t last past five years,” they would say in somber voices. I don’t know for sure what my classmates were thinking, but I imagine that they, like I, sat straighter in their chairs... Continue Reading →


6 Tricks for Happier Substitute Teaching

Well, I've been a substitute teacher for a few months now.  I don't claim to be the most experienced sub out there--far from it--but I have learned a lot over these months, and I'd love to pass on this knowledge to others.  (After all, isn't that why most of us are teachers--because we love sharing... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Subbing

As the blog's title suggests, this blog is about my journey through teaching.  When I began it last year as a student teacher, I fully expected to continue it as a full-time, credentialed teacher this year.  While I am delighted to say that I am, in fact, a credentialed teacher, it turns out that I... Continue Reading →

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