Podcast

TnT 95 How new teachers can invest in their future now and have big wins in retirement

In the last episode, we discuss how to pay off debt and save for an emergency fund, as well as the need for a budget, and today we discuss our financial future – which can be difficult for some to consider when they’ve got another 30 years of teaching to go! But it’s so important…

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TnT 94 Common financial pitfalls that new teachers make

A lot of college graduates find themselves entering the professional world without a solid financial base. They have this newfound money that they’re working their butts off to earn, and they want to live it up and have fun. This is exactly what I did, and luckily, I managed to start saving for retirement. However,…

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TnT 93 Ways to reignite your passion for teaching when you want to quit

Many new teachers get to the point where they’re just DONE with their teaching situation, or maybe just teaching in general. While most of you are still excited about teaching since you’ve just started, there are still some of you that are already overwhelmed and just over it all and are wondering what to do…

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TnT 92 Common first-year struggles we all have

For new teachers, it can seem like they’re the ONLY ones having a tough time with a certain aspect of their teaching, and they’re often too ashamed or embarrassed to talk about it. These frustrations can really weigh on them and make them feel like failures. In this episode, I discuss the common struggles I…

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TnT 91 The right and wrong way to deal with angry parent emails

There isn’t ONE TEACHER who hasn’t received an email, phone call, or message from a parent who is concerned or upset about something that a teacher did. For new teachers (and veterans, too), this can be really intimidating or worrisome because not handling it correctly can make the problem worse. How can you respond without…

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