That Time I Got Fired…Twice

FiredWhen I walked into work on a Friday halfway through my first year of teaching, I was smiling from ear to ear. The day before, I had my summative evaluation and my boss checked the recommended for rehire box. We shook hands and took turns signing on the dotted line.

I set down my bag and scrawled the day’s agenda on the board while I waited for my desktop computer–oh, 2009, how I don’t miss you–to boot up. After clicking the Microsoft Outlook icon and letting out an exasperated sigh while my inbox populated, I looked around my classroom. It was a dream come true. I had been one of my only friends to land a teaching job right of out college in the midst of one of the biggest job shortages in education history. In fact, after I accepted my job, my principal let me know that they had received over 800 applications for a single teaching spot. It was meant to be.  Continue reading “That Time I Got Fired…Twice”

That Time I Got Fired…Twice

Side Hustles Any Teacher Should Try: Part 1

side hustles for teachersHere’s the thing: you didn’t go into teaching to become a millionaire overnight. Or if you did, hopefully you’re not a math teacher, because the numbers don’t stack up. There are tons of amazing reasons to pursue a career as an educator, and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. Thankfully, there are also quite a few opportunities for teachers to increase their income. Read on to find out more about five side hustles for teachers. Continue reading “Side Hustles Any Teacher Should Try: Part 1”

Side Hustles Any Teacher Should Try: Part 1