Teacher Branding Advice for School Districts: Make Your Teachers Happy

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, I worked in a district where the majority of teachers were unhappy-unhappy to the point of downright disgust. Almost every employee  I saw walk into a school building there was a smirk followed by a frown and immediately followed up with a collective eye roll. Teachers [...]

{New Podcast} Staff Loungin' World Tour Interview

Welcome to Staff Loungin World Tour, the podcast where educators talk about education and fly around the world in a Lear jet sipping champagne and eating caviar while they do it In this inaugural episode of the tour Dave jets down to Atlanta to talk to Franchesca Warren, founder of the popular blog, The Educator's [...]

Teacher Branding 101: Teacher Brainwashing Has to Stop

"Well, I'm okay with struggling financially, I teach because I love my kids not to get rich." "Well...I'd like to move to that job in Central Office, but I don't know if I'm qualified." "I don't know if I could ask for what I wanted. They may not let me do that." As educators, we've [...]

Stand out from the crowd: How to Secure Your Dream Teaching Job

courtesy nyceducator.com Landing a great teaching job is difficult. It really is. And especially in today’s economic climate of pink slips and education budget reductions, getting the job is a significantly more frustrating and insecure process. There are fewer jobs to go around, and many more people who are fighting [...]

By | November 19th, 2013|Featured, From the Front Lines, Teacher Branding|0 Comments

Teachers Need an Authentic Career Path

After teaching for thirteen years, attending countless hours of professional development and teaching hundreds of kids, I am bored with being in the classroom. I'm not bored with actually teaching children, but I'm more discouraged by the politics that go with what/how/when to teach in the classroom. This boredom  slowly crept in, and before I [...]

By | July 25th, 2013|Teacher Branding, Uncategorized|1 Comment