What To Do When You Hate Teaching

September 3, 2012 Joel Wagner 1
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Disillusionment is common to most of us involved in the teaching profession. We all deal with it at one point or another. Here’s the general path many of us take:

  • You major in education because you want to change the world
  • You realize that in order to teach, you need a find a job
  • You go through disappointing interview after disappointing interview and are told if you had more experience, you would be perfect for the job
  • You get frustrated that the only way to get experience is to get the job they won’t give you because you don’t have experience
  • Some school district that was not your first choice offers you a chance…finally
  • You take the job because it
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Bill Gates on State Budgets, Education, and Economic Hardships [VIDEO]

March 5, 2011 Joel Wagner 0
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The good news: Texas is ranked #1 in the country as far as education spending goes.

The bad news: Many school districts are on the brink of cutting numerous jobs to keep their budgets in line.
* Additional bad news: Texas is #50 as far as Medicaid spending goes.

The worse news: Not all of you are fortunate enough to live in Texas.

I see news articles posted on Facebook every week about the impending job cuts that are in the plans for next year in the Dallas and San Antonio areas. I’m sure this is a pretty universal thing this year. I know the budget shortfalls have been a big problem in recent years, but I guess ...

Less Stress: Declutter Your Inbox

October 10, 2007 Joel Wagner 0
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We now have our Desk and Desktop under control. But how do we keep them under control? Better yet, how do we keep from having too much stuff coming into our lives that we allow to become clutter?

Email Inbox
Something that many teachers can’t seem to figure out is how to archive their old emails. Instead, they just leave them all in the inbox. I was at an inservice and the presenter apologized to one of the other teachers because she had been gone for a few days and overlooked the teacher’s email because it got lost in the shuffle. She didn’t get around to it until two weeks later. That’s just plain inexcusable! So how do we avoid ...

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