I am so excited to be linking up with Chandra from Teaching with Crayons and Curls to give you my
2) Invest in a large filing cabinet (or more!)
3) Stock up on throat lozenges and buy a high quality thermal mug for hot drinks to sip on all day
1) Post things on Social Media without thinking
My friend Kristy over at 2 Peas and a Dog wrote an amazing blog post about Social Media tips for teachers. You know it's good when Teachers Pay Teachers shares it on their Facebook page!
My first year of teaching I taught English Immersion to an amazing group of 50 (two classes of 25) SK students in Tours, France. I was so overwhelmed and had such an enormous sense of responsibility for those cuties, that I often stayed very late at work and went in on weekends. School/Life balance is a must!
Don't sweat the small stuff
Mistakes happen to us all so don't sweat the small stuff. You'll feel embarrassed when you drop or break something in front of your class the first time (and chances are they will giggle!) so make a joke about it and move on. No one is perfect and you are trying your best. Try not to be too hard on yourself.
If you are just starting out, or about to begin your 16th year of teaching like I am, I hope that you found at least one little nugget of wisdom in this post. Here's wishing you an excellent rest of your summer and a wonderful start to your new school year!
Be sure to check out Chandra's link up for more tips from other teacher bloggers and make sure to follow them on social media too.
And, just in case you were wondering, if I was a rockstar I would be Shania Twain! #canadaproud